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William Herbison

William J. Herbison

February 6, 1929 November 23, 2020

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William J. Herbison (Bill) of Newtown, PA passed away in the Buckingham Valley Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Newtown, PA on Monday, November 23, 2020. He was 91.

Born in Guttenberg, NJ to the late Peter and Sarah (Smith) Herbison, Bill lived in Norwalk, CA where he raised his family before moving to Newtown, PA in 1992.

For most of his working life Bill was an electrical engineer in the Aerospace Industry working for Boeing , Lockheed and others . He also found time to be a Scout leader , a member of the Elks Lodge and enjoyed his fishing. He was a US Naval Veteran enlisting at the age of 17 in 1946.

He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Herbison; devoted father of Kathleen Knight and husband Daniel, William J. Herbison, Jr., and Paula Hopkins and husband Gary; dear brother of the late Peter Herbison , George Herbison and Charlie Timms; loving grandfather of seven grandchildren Bill , Joe , Daniel , Nicole , David ,Lindsay and Veronica as well as ten great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. In his latter years he enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Pat Definis and her family , for which his family is very thankful.

Cremation services were private under the direction of the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home/Central Bucks Crematory, 344 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA 18901.

In lieu of flowers, (and as a proud veteran) , Bill would have preferred any memorial gifts be given to your local VA (https://www.volunteer.va.gov )

Send condolences to www.varcoethomasfuneralhome.com

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Gary Hopkins

So sad to see the passing of my Father- in -Law, Bill. Always cheery and positive , always willing to help folks , and always ready to give you advice (whether you asked or not). He led a great life and enjoyed it to the full. Started work when he was 8 years old in New Jersey, joined the Navy and when he left married Mary and worked hard every day to build and raise a family in Los Angeles. I was lucky enough to marry his daughter Paula and still remember him walking her down the aisle, a proud father. Paula and I moved to Newtown PA in 1992 and Bill and Mary came with us, having both of them close as we raised our kids was a true blessing. They spent their days getting lost traveling around PA, visiting the Amish country and being great grandparents, attending all our kids school and sports events. After Mary passed and in his latter years, Bill found friendship and companionship with Pat and her family and spent his days visiting, playing cards, but always arrived home in time for dinner! Before falling ill they traveled to Ireland, Las Vegas, San Diego and had a schedule that would have kept a 30 year old tired. I will miss Bill, I will miss his bad jokes, his always positive demeanor and “some” of his advice. I will miss him sitting across the dinner table from me every night happily demolishing everything on his plate and then going home to watch , McGyver or Chuck Norris. RIP Bill , a life well lived and now home again with Mary.
Gary
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Angel Desimone


Dear Bill
I am searching for words that can truly say
How very much you are missed today
From the moment they told me you passed away
There’s a terrible ache inside.
O. yes l knew you were very ill
But we just kinda’ lived in the past until
We ran. Out of options that time could fill
The hurt that we tried to hide
Every day we would talk on the phone
You would tell me you felt so. all alone
There was no way l could bring you. home
Often when you hung up. I would cry
We prayed Together so many times
It seemed we could read each other’s mind
Because always in the end we would find
We wouldn’t give in to sorrow
But. every night when you would call
With your little song you said it all
“Good night sweetheart until we meet tomorrow “.
Much love and prayers. Pat
Comment | Posted at 06:48pm via Condolence

Katie Roy

You will be missed Great Grandpa! Love you and see you later!
Comment | Posted at 10:07pm via Condolence

Jill Denise

Pop, we will miss you very much. You were a big piece of our family and we all love you so much. Thank you for always being so kind to us all. You had a way of making each of us feel important and loved and it meant so much to us. I will miss your smile and your hugs. We will never forget you. Love Jill, Kit, Dan, Deuce, Bella, Gianni and Julia xoxo
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