William ‘Bill’ McBlain, Jr., 44, dies

William “Bill” McBlain, Jr. of Cherry Hill died on Nov. 12, at the age of 44.

Mr. McBlain attended St. Peter Celestine School and Camden Catholic High School, both in Cherry Hill. He was active in scouting and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and Rutgers University in Camden.

He worked in information systems technology as systems administrator for ADP Financial Services, Jevic Trucking and Sungard, Inc.

Mr. McBlain enjoyed fishing with his children and he was a Philadelphia Eagles fan with his school buddies.

Mr. McBlain was the son of Deacon Leo McBlain, director of the Permanent Diaconate, Diocese of Camden, and Barbara (nee Farren) of Cherry Hill. He is also survived by his children Kaitlyn, Ryan and Cassidy and his former wife Lisa (nee Laurenzi) all of Cherry Hill; his siblings; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He was the brother of Stephen McBlain (Sue) of Cherry Hill; Mary Beard (Jack) of Cherry Hill; Eileen Bekic (John) of Roseville, Calif.; Nancy Lee (Ernie) of Cherry Hill; and the late Peter and Andrew McBlain.

The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at Christ Our Light Church, Cherry Hill, on Thursday, Nov. 17. Interment private.

In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to benefit the McBlain children. Visit www.schetterfh.com to share your condolences with the family.

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