William J. Earl
William J. Earl, a retired FDNY Battalion Chief, died on December 24.
Born and raised in Rockaway Beach, he also resided with his family in Woodhaven, Queens. A Korean War U.S. Army veteran, Earle was a lifelong member of Knights of Columbus Rockaway Council and the American Legion.
Earl is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia and is noted as the loving dad of Diane and Ralph Meriligiano, Laura and John Heesemann, Christine and Kenneth Goddard and cherished ‘Poppy’ of Danny.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to James Romanelli-Stephen Funeral Home of Ozone Park, New York