Local surfer and ocean warrior, William Mason Caldwell, 58, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2018 into a world of endless sun and surf surrounded by his loved ones. He fought a long, hard battle with pancreatic cancer and faced his illness with the same dignity, grace and determination as he lived his life.

Bill impatiently burst into this world in 1960 not wanting to waste a single second to get started on a lifetime of adventure. He was raised in Fair Haven , New Jersey and graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Monmouth University. Bill lived his life to the fullest and was an accomplished surfer, snowboarder and skate boarder. He enjoyed kayaking, sailing, fishing and paddle boarding. His love of the ocean took him around the world surfing, fishing and enjoying the sun with his friends and family.

Friends and family will be received at Thompson Memorial Home , 310 Broad St Red Bank , NJ on Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 5 to 8 PM. , with a service at 7:30pm . A surfer’s paddle out in his honor will take place in September. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Clean Ocean Action and Surfrider Foundation.

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