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Michael A. Willency Obituary
Michael A. Willency October 5, 1943 - December 28, 2013 Allentown, PA - Michael A. Willency, 70, of Allentown, PA, formerly of Springfield, MA, died Saturday, December 28, 2013 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Margaret (Girard) Willency. The couple celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary last July 20th. Born in Norwich, CT, October 5, 1943, Michael was the son of the late Alexander and Elda (St Laurent) Willency. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era. Michael was employed in the tire industry for 40 years having been in sales and sales management for Bridgestone / Firestone, and Goodyear, and in the 1980's he owned the former Michael's Tire in Springfield, MA. He was associated with Lehigh Valley SCORE as a counselor and workshop leader. Michael was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, Orefield, where he was on the finance committee and volunteered at both the church and school. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Margaret; son, Michael A. Willency of New York City, NY; brother, Richard Willency of Noblesville, IN; sister, Janet Garb of Rockville, CT, 21 nieces and nephews, and 11 grand nieces and nephews; predeceased by a son, Jason Leigh Willency who died in 2001. Service: A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield, PA with The Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Wargo as Principal Celebrant. The Rev. Msgr. Joseph P.T. Smith and The Rev. Joseph J. Kweder will concelebrate the Mass. The family will receive guests following the Mass. Private interment. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contribution: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph the Worker Angel Fund for the school c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.
Published in Norwich Bulletin on Jan. 3, 2014
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