William George Willis
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formerly of Vineland
William "Bill" Willis passed away on Monday, February 10, 2014, at home with his family by his side. Bill was born August 10, 1936 in the Old German Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, to William Franklin and Hildegard (Haars) Willis. He grew up in Flushing, New York, Oakland, California, Detroit, Michigan and Vineland, New Jersey where he was graduated from high school in 1954.
Bill joined the U.S. Air Force and after serving honorably, he used his G.I. bill to study at Michigan Tech and finished his degree in Engineering at Louisiana Tech where he met and married his wife, Sunny Lynch. After graduation Bill went to work for the U.S. Corps of Engineers. He worked for the Corps for over thirty years in civil and military construction and retired in 1999 in Alamogordo, New Mexico.
Bill is survived by his wife and three daughters and their families all of New Mexico; his brother, Robert Willis and his wife Lucille of Vineland, and their daughters and families. Bill was an honorable and kind man who loved wisely and well. He will be missed by family, friends and colleagues. In lieu of flowers donations to Project Wounded Warrior are requested.
Published in The Daily Journal on Feb. 19, 2014