William Paul Drucklieb

William Paul Drucklieb

March 29, 1962 – August 21, 2020

Age 58

William Paul Drucklieb passed away peacefully on August 21, 2020, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.  He was born March 29, 1962, in Red Bank, NJ, and graduated from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School in 1980.  Although he dropped out of Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA, in 1981, Bill resumed his pursuit of higher education in 2015 and was awarded an Associate of Arts degree from Bryan University in 2017, allowing him to effect a career change at that time.  Bill’s mechanical and technical talents served him well in his initial career as a production sound engineer, recording and mixing on-location soundtracks for music videos and feature films, as well as servicing high-end audio recording equipment and recovering data from damaged audio tapes.  He was a proud member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 52, IATSE Local 42, as he completed audio projects from a company he founded, CinemaSonics, Inc. or Drucklieb Location Sound.  Bill relocated from Oceanport, NJ, to Bellevue, NE, in 2017 and, upon completing his AA studies, expanded his career path to provide services as a freelance paralegal.  A Rumson, NJ, native who lived most of his life at the Jersey Shore in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Bill was always happy being on or near the water, whether at the beach or on a boat.  His other hobbies included cooking, carpentry, skiing, and working on or driving his beloved 1971 MGB sports car.  No matter his focus, Bill was known for making droll observations and for his quick wit.

Bill is survived by his loving sisters Catherine Drucklieb Harris Paulson and Barbara Drucklieb Lemke, his beloved nieces Cara Lux Ryan (Lemke) and U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Jessica Lemke Lewis (Keith), and his cherished grand-niece Natalie Lewis.

No services at this time.


  • John McCarthy Posted August 28, 2020 7:02 am

    Very sad news. Deepest sympathy to the Drucklieb faimly form all of the McCarthys.

    • Cathy (Drucklieb) Paulson Posted September 3, 2020 7:50 pm

      Thank you so much for the condolences from your family, John. Growing up on Blossom Rd., with summers spent at Anchorage Beach Club, our two families seemed like ‘almost’ relatives. And it was always so nice to listen to you practice the trumpet while I was walking the dog! I hope you and your family are doing well, John – especially in this strange and difficult year. Thank you again for your thoughts and prayers.
      Cathy (Drucklieb) Paulson (paulson.cath@gmail.com)

  • Ann Mccarthy Alicea Posted August 28, 2020 7:55 am

    Barbara and Cathy, I’m sorry to hear this sad news. I’m rememberIng many fun summer days playing baseball with him ,Val, Tracy Ferrara, and Patty Gearty and knocking down chestnuts from the Ghezzis tree.
    Also many great summers at Anchorage beach club.
    Billy was always fun and was always ready with another great plan for the day. I remember that my parents were very fond of him .
    Count on my prayers. Ann

    • Cathy (Drucklieb) Paulson Posted September 3, 2020 7:59 pm

      Dear Ann,
      Thank you so much for sharing those happy memories of times spent with Billy – I can hear the shouts and laughter of those pickup baseball games now! I used to collect those chestnuts – they always were such beautiful colors! Billy passed away of internal bleeding, in a hospital, after having been on a ventilator for a few hours. I recall your telling me (about 10 years ago now!) that you specialized in oncology patients, so that is why I share these details with you. My niece saw him on Facetime about an hour before he passed and I understand he went very peacefully. I am sure he is at peace now. Thank you for your prayers and support – it really brings a lot of comfort. I hope you and your family are well in these very strange and difficult times, Annie (sorry, but you will always be ‘Annie’ to me!). Stay safe!
      Cathy (Drucklieb) Paulson

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