Wilson ‘Wil’ L. Cregar, age 81, of Clinton, NJ passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at home.
He was born on October 6, 1934 in High Bridge, NJ and lived the majority of his life in Hunterdon County. For a brief time he lived in Solomons, MD while he was in the U.S. Navy.
He was the son of the late Wilson Cregar Sr. and Edna Sigler Cregar.
Wil was the husband of Elinor (Jakey) Glenn Cregar, celebrating 60 years of marriage.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy from 1954 to 1960 as a Navy Diver and Fireman. He served on the USS Tarawa.
Wil was the Head Groundskeeper at Voorhees High School until his retirement in 1999.
Memberships include Exempt member of the High Bridge Fire Department and Special Police Officer for the High Bridge Police Department. Wil was also one of the founders of the High Bridge Athletic Association and past president of the organization. He was very active in the North Hunterdon Little League and Tri-County Baseball League, where he played, coached and umpired for many years for both organizations.
Wil loved baseball and played semi-professionally in his younger years. He enjoyed collecting baseball cards and also going to casinos.
Survivors in addition to his loving wife include two sons; James Cregar and his wife Lisa of Hampton, NJ and Jeffrey Cregar and his wife Karen of High Bridge, NJ. Six grandchildren; Callie Cregar of Branchburg, NJ, Kari Cregar of Hampton, NJ, Jared Shepard of Chatham, NJ, Jacob Cregar of High Bridge, NJ, Zachary Cregar of High Bridge, NJ and Nicholas Cregar of High Bridge, NJ. Two brothers; Roger Cregar of High Bridge, NJ and Gary Cregar and his wife Delores of AZ. One sister; Betty Jane Carling and her husband David of Port St. Lucie, FL. He is also survived by his beloved cat, Samantha.
He is predeceased by one daughter; Karin Shepard who passed away in 2000.
Calling hours will be Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 10am to 11am with Funeral Service at 11am. All at Naughright-Scarponi Funeral Home, 66 Main Street, High Bridge, NJ. Interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Clinton, NJ.
Memorials can be made to Hunterdon Hospice, 215 Rt. 31, Flemington, NJ 08822.