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William Robert Upson Sr. of Downingtown William Robert Upson, Sr., 90, of Downingtown, passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014, at Paoli Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth L. Wilmot Upson, with whom he had shared 63 years of marriage at the time of her passing in 2006. Born in Irvington, N.J., he was the son of the late William G. and Elsie V. Zinc Upson. Mr. Upson attended the Wharton School of Business and Dartmouth College, where he received certificates in accounting. He proudly served his country as a medic in the U. S. Navy during WW II. He was employed by I.T. E. Corp., where he worked in the accounting department until his retirement in 1986. Mr. Upson was a member of Aldan Union Church for 60 years, and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for many years. More recently, he was a member of Windsor Baptist Church in Uwchland. He was committed to serving God throughout his entire life. In his spare time, he helped others with their accounting needs and tax returns. He was a devoted husband and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, William R. Upson, Jr. (Marlene) of St. Augustine, Fla., Elizabeth L. Kidd (Jefferson) of Boston, Mass., Kathryn A. Fidati (David) of Shippensburg, Alice J. Vache (Bill) of Downingtown, and Daniel J. Upson of Princeton, N.J.. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Upson (Jean) of Union, N.J.; and by 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 14th, at Windsor Baptist Church, 213 Little Conestoga Road, Uwchland, where family and friends may call from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday in Cumberland Cemetery, Media. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Windsor Christian Academy, P.O. Box 596, Uwchland, PA 19480, or to Place of Promise, P.O. Box 1132, Lowell, MA 01853. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Mar. 11, 2014
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