Bill Warren Welliver

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Bill Warren Welliver, 68, of West Wyoming, formerly Hughestown, passed away Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, after a long battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.

He is survived by his caregiver, his loving wife of almost 48 years, Janice Washinsky Welliver, West Wyoming.

Bill was born in PIttston and was the son of the late Thomas and Mae Davies Welliver and was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Class of 1967.

Bill was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending his free time up at Frances Slocum, where during the summers of 2014 and 2015 he caught his limit every day and taught his grandsons how to fish.

He spent eight years working out of state for various companies and enjoyed his time in North Carolina, Vermont, Massachusetts, Kentucky and West Virginia. Bill was also a proud military policeman and member of the National Guard for years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Mae Welliver, and uncles, Warren Jenkes, Bob Davis and Daniel Davis.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his brother, Vaughn Jenkes and wife, Patricia Jenkes, PhD, Huntington Beach, Calif.; daughters, Megan Kelly and husband, Jack, West Pittston; Susan Patton and husband, Daniel, West Wyoming; and Sarah Mecca and husband, Scott, West Wyoming; and grandchildren, Emily Schneider, Wyoming; Adam, Kacey and Connor Kelly, West Pittston; and Billy, Natalia and Wynter Mecca, West Wyoming. Also surviving are his sisters-in-law, Theresa Jeffreys and husband, Orlin, Pomeroy, Wash.; and Judy Bell and husband, Scott, West Wyoming; mother-in-law, Jean Washinsky, West Wyoming; nephews, Ian Bell and wife, Cassandra, West Pittston; Scott Bell Jr., Harding; Kyle Bell, Harding; and Steven Bell and wife, Marcy, Pittston; great-nieces, Jaycee and Myla Bell, Pittston; and Eden Bell, West Pittston; and his beloved German Shepherd, Sage, at home.

Bill was a life member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Hughstown. He was proud of his Welsh and Celtic heritage. He was a dedicated fan of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, and enjoyed spending time outdoors and watching his grandchildren. He was a friend to everyone. A good man, with a good heart.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Rock and Center streets, Hughestown, with the Rev. Sauers officiating. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family.

The family would like to thank Nicole, Andrea, Lisa and Debbie from Angel's Touch, Randi and MaryBeth from Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dr. Michel LaCroix and Dr. Luigi Spagnolini, and a special thank you to Heather Paduch.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's honor to Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Frances Slocum State Park.

Arrangements are entrusted to Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Feb. 9, 2018