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William J. Stotz

Age: 91 of Maple Shade, NJ

Passed on to Eternal Life to be received in the arms of the Lord peacefully with his loving friends at his side November 30, 2018. He was born September 3, 1927, in Philadelphia, Pa., and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brandon and Immanuel Baptist Church in Maple Shade. He was the husband of the late Libretta M. Stotz whom he married January 10, 2007 and the late Phyllis J. Stotz whom he married July 29, 1950, in Maple Shade, N.J. He is survived by; daughters, Karen Johenning, Janis Matyniak and Nancy Tice, and his loving friends and neighbors Joseph Walters and Kimberly Walters. He was the brother of the late Margaret Stotz.

In his early adult life Mr. Stotz began his work with the Civil Air Patrol. He would later join the United States Navy where he proudly served his country for three enlistments as an Electronics Technician and received a World War II Victory Medal. He worked as an installer at Philco where he met his lifelong friend Charles Bickhart. Charlie would later introduce him to his loving wife Phyllis who was at the time best friends with William’s more recent wife Libretta. The four remained friends for life and enjoyed many socials, outings, dances and trips together. William schooled himself through eleven years of college and attended Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Southern University of California.

He was a Senior member of the engineering staff at Radio Corporation of America (R.C.A.) where he carried Top Secret Clearance in highly Classified Secret Cryptographic Electronic Materials (COMSEC) and Vice Custodian for safeguarding Cryptographic Information with COMSEC. He was instrumental in the success of the VINSON logic design in the VINSON tactical communication equipment.

Mr. Stotz was a Senior Director for the National Security Agency in Ft. George G. Meade, MD. While at the NSA he was asked to join National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for a two-year period where he was instrumental in acquiring some of the first photos taken from space.

He met with several former Presidents of the United States during his tenure at the N.S.A. He once worked alongside of Albert Einstein on a special project.

He was a President of the Maple Shade Lions Club 1975-76, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 1448, American Federation of Technical Engineers Local 241, Association of Scientist & Professional Engineers. He was an author of engineering of COMSEC design.

He enjoyed singing in the men’s choir at the First Baptist Church of Brandon. He was always eager to talk about his accomplishments and life experiences over a meal with friends. He was always appreciative and thankful to those who cared for him. Most of all he was always thankful to his savior, the Lord Jesus Christ to whom he gave thanks many times over throughout each day. Interment is private. Donations in William’s name can be made to Immanuel Baptist Church, 6 S. Poplar Avenue, Maple Shade, NJ 08052.

Phone: 215-543-9339