William F. Yodice, 75, of Little Silver, a retired captain of the New Jersey State Police, passed away Dec. 20, 2018. Known as Bill to his family and many friends, he had 32 years of distinguished service as a career law enforcement officer.
Bill was born Dec. 19, 1943 in Brooklyn to the late William and Katherine Yodice. He spent the majority of his life living in Little Silver and raising his family. Surviving are his loving spouse of 44 years Catherine (McCarthy) Yodice; son Michael and daughter-in-law Robin of Jamesburg; son Keith and daughter-in-law Barbara of Brick; daughter Carolyn and son-in-law Mark Suhocki of Ocean Township; son William of Summerville, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Michael John Yodice, Mark Suhocki and Ryan Suhocki; sister June Hudson of Berwyn, Pennsylvania; and many loving nieces and nephews.
A graduate of the 71st New Jersey State Police class, he served proudly in multiple positions such as road trooper, Troop “C” Tactical Patrol Unit; sergeant, Fatal Accident Unit; sergeant first class, Fatal Investigation Unit; lieutenant, New Jersey Turnpike; captain, Field Operations Section; and Traffic Bureau chief.
Bill graduated from Monmouth University with an associate degree in criminal justice and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and criminal justice. While in the state police he earned his master’s degree in education from Seton Hall University.
Bill attended numerous professional and technical training schools throughout the United States. He was a Police Training Commission-certified instructor and lectured on various safety topics.
He was a member of many state and national professional associations.
Upon his retirement from the New Jersey State Police, Bill became a proud member of the New Jersey Former Troopers Association. He served as an executive board member, president and past president.
Following his retirement from the New Jersey State Police, Bill sincerely enjoyed working as an investigator for New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company for the past 20 years.
In addition to his many years of distinguished professional service, Bill was a friend to all. With his infectious humor, he made everyone smile. All who knew Bill will attest to his sense of humor and quick wit. His smile lit up a room.
A celebration of his life was held Dec. 27 at the John E. Day Funeral Home Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Dec. 28 at St. James R.C. Church, Red Bank. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Bill’s name to N.J. Former Troopers Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 7852, West Trenton, NJ 08628 or SPFAST, P.O. Box 43, Sea Girt, NJ 08750.
Please visit William’s memorial website at johnedayfuneralhome.com.