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James Wills Obituary
James B. Wills
James Bowling Wills, 84, February 9, 1928, to January 8, 2013, died of natural causes in Fort Myers, Florida. Bow Wills was the loving husband for sixty-one years of Cynthia Safford Wills, who passed away on October 18, 2012. The son of Francis Reed and Madeline Hayward Wills of Allentown, Bow was predeceased by his siblings S. Hayward, Francis Reed, and Ruth Padgett. He attended Portsmouth Abbey School and Yale University. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Bow was Vice President Stuyvesant Insurance, Inc., President and CEO of Eastern Industries, Inc. 1960 to 76, and subsequently a successful financial planner in the Lehigh Valley. Bow was a member of the National Catholic Committee on Scouting, a board member of Sacred Heart Hospital, and fundraiser for The United Way. A lifelong benefactor of many charities, Bow believed that his early efforts on behalf of DeSales University and the Halfway Home of the Lehigh Valley were the most significant. Bow and Cynthia were active members of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Fort Myers, and previously of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and of the Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena. Survivors: His six children Jim, Cindy, Ted, Reed, Tom, and Mary; and seven grandchildren. They will fondly remember him. Services: A Memorial Mass for Bow and Cynthia will be held in the Allentown area in February. Additional information will be announced on Bows Book of Memories at www.falkfuneralhomes.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of J. Bowling Wills to the Childrens Craniofacial Association, 13140 Coit Road, Suite 517, Dallas, TX 75240 or donate online in memory of Bow at www.ccakids.org.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 20, 2013
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