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Co-founder of longtime Jersey Shore amusement park dies at 87: Family

Bill Morey founded Morey’s Piers in Wildwood with his brother in 1969.

The co-founder of a boardwalk amusement park empire in Wildwood, New Jersey, has died.

William “Bill” Morey died Wednesday, the family-owned company announced on Friday. He was 87.

Morey and his brother, Will, founded Morey’s Piers in 1969. The company runs three piers in Wildwood — Surfside Pier, Mariner’s Pier and Adventure Pier — that feature more than 100 amusement-park rides. It also owns two beachfront water parks, Raging Waters and Ocean Oasis.

Morey, a lifelongresident of Wildwood, is survived by his wife, Dolores, four children, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21.

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