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William N. "Bill", 91, of Myerstown died Friday July 26, 2013 at the Stone Ridge Poplar Run in Myerstown. He was the husband of the late Irene A. Garbaccio Shipley who died in 2003.
Born in Philadelphia on March 20, 1922, he was the son of the late William and Ethel J. Newton Shipley. William proudly served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps. He attended Spencer Business College in New York. Bill was a devoted family man who enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. He was the owner/operator of Bill Shipley's TV & Appliance in Totowa, NJ. Bill was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Annville, American Legion Post 227 Totowa, NJ Passaic County Commander and NJ State Commander. Bill was a Boy Scout Leader and Past President and Board of Education Member in Totowa, NJ. He was on the finance committee at St. Cecelia's in Lebanon. He was a member of the Northern Lebanon Young Farmers. Bill enjoyed many activities including fishing, hunting, playing cards, baseball, volunteer fireman and was the former Mayor of Womelsdorf. He was famously known for his cooking talents and cooked for many organizations and churches.
Surviving are a son William W. Shipley and wife Margaret McGuinness of Malvern, daughter Billie wife of James Hill of Fredericksburg, seven grandchildren; John W. Schlaffer and wife Fawn, James P. Schlaffer and companion Toni Em, Edward J. Schlaffer and wife Teri, Richard J. Hill and wife Gale, Teresa J. Shuey and husband Kevin, William M. Shipley and wife Sarah, and Erin Shipley and 14 great- grandchildren. He was the last of his immediate family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11AM from St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church 125 S. Spruce St. Annville, PA 17003. Interment with full military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Viewing will be held Monday evening from 6-8PM at the Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory 618 E. Main St. Annville, PA 17003 and prior to the service on Tuesday from 10-11AM at the CHURCH.
Contributions may be made to the American Legion Charities, 5745 Lee Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46216 or at www.legion.org in Bill's memory. (www.kreamerfuneralhome.com)
Kreamer Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. - Annville
618 E. Main Street
Annville, PA 17003
Published in The Record on July 28, 2013