Mr. William H. Czar, Sr.

  • Born: August 19, 1942
  • Died: May 3, 2017
  • Location: Stoneham, Massachusetts

Barile Funeral Home

482 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180

Tel. 781.438.2280

Tribute & Message From The Family

William H. Czar Sr., 74, beloved husband of Mary (Sullivan) Czar, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. Born in Somerville, he is the son of the late Paul and Clara (Martin) Czar.

William grew up in Somerville and was a graduate of Somerville HIgh School, class of 1960. After graduating high school, William served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after 3 years of service. William then attended and graduated from Bentley College with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. He continued his education for 2 years at Suffolk University. William was the CFO of Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation until he retired in 2015. He loved being a grandfather and spending time with his family vacationing in the White Mountains and traveling all over the world with Mary. He was a lover of Broadway music and a long time season ticket holder at the North Shore Music Theater. William was an devoted New England Patriots fan even before the rings. Most of all, William was a devoted family man. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grand father. He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

In addition to his wife of 50 years, Mary, he is survived by seven children: Mary Anne Sturgis and her husband Keith, Kathy Champoux and her husband Robert, Deborah Manuel and her husband Scott, Linda Harden, Ellen Hogan and her husband Tom, Julie Wood and her husband Tom and William Czar, Jr. and his wife Lisa; 18 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; five siblings and many loving nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brother Paul Czar.

William's funeral will be held from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street, (RT28), Stoneham on Monday, May 8th at 9AM, followed by a funeral mass celebrating William's Eternal Life at Saint Patrick's Church, 71 Central Street, Stoneham at 10AM. Burial will be in Saint Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.

Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 to 6PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Beth Israel Deaoness Oncology Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am deeply saddened to hear about Bill's passing. He was my first professional mentor and guided me into the profession I am today. The days at Focus on Boston were great because of him. Thank you Bill, and you will be missed.

Posted by Jill Oram - Merrimack, NH   May 15, 2017

I am sorry to hear about the passing of my Uncle Bill! I am so thankful that my family and I was able to visit him and Mary last July. I wish I could be at his service to share in the memories. I will always remember Bill as a good man, a loving husband, and father. I wish we didn't live so far away from family, as I didn't get to see him and his family as often as I would have liked to.
I also admire the love that Bill and Mary shared during their 50 years of marriage! It brings a smile to my face when I think of the times Mary went to work with Bill during his illness to help him walk up the stairs, You don't see commitment like that every day. That act of love and his dedication to his work is to be commended. I admire that so much!!
Mary and family- I love you all and will be praying for you during this difficult time.
Tina (Czar) Hayes and Family

Posted by Tina Hayes - Kingsport, TN   May 08, 2017

Bill was admired professionally and personally by our entire staff at Johnson
O'Connor. He cared not only about our finances, but about our mission and our people. He had a happy demeanor and a warm, wonderful smile, and he meant so much more to us than just being a co-worker. He was a true friend.

One of my favorite memories is from our very first meeting at his job interview. I was explaining that our finance offices were on the 3rd floor of our historic building and that there was no elevator; he grinned and energetically said that even if we had an elevator, he'd take the stairs, anyway!

Mary- Your devotion to Bill has been inspiring. I hope there is some comfort now in knowing that he is a new angel in heaven, watching out for you from above.

Wendy and Ron Bigelow

Posted by Weedy Bigelow - Plano, TX - Coworker   May 07, 2017

How lucky I was to have a brother that is so hard to say goodbye to.

Posted by Sister Ducky - Franklin, MA - Sister   May 07, 2017


We both just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sarah & Amanda Harding - Norwell, MA - Family   May 06, 2017


We are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful person and father. Please know that you will all be in our prayers during this difficult time.

Posted by Denise & Tom Harding - Norwell, MA - Family   May 06, 2017

Uncle Bill you will be missed by so many. Thank you for sharing with us your love of family and for teaching us that happiness begins at home. Forever in my heart. April

Posted by April Laskey - Billerica, MA - Family   May 05, 2017