Schneese, Jr. "Bill"
Willard S. Schneese, Jr. "Bill", 73 went to be with the Lord early Saturday, May 18, 2013 surrounded by his family.
Bill was born on January 30, 1940 in Wilmington, the son of the late Ann Marie and Willard S. Schneese, Sr. He graduated from Wilmington High School and proudly served in the United States Air Force. He retired in 1996 from Astra-Zeneca after 30 years of service. Bill was an instrumental part of the Defiance Athletic Association, receiving an award for Outstanding Devotion and Service in 1986. In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his brother, George M. Schneese.
Bill is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia R. (McLaughlin) Schneese; his children and spouses, Richard F. and Tracey M., W. Patrick and Susan, Catherine A., Matthew J. and Kimberly D. and Ann M. and John A. Guizzetti, all of Wilmington. Also left to cherish his memory are his grandchildren, Heather, Richard, Jr., John, Jessica, Miles, Olivia, Luke, Justin, Britney and David and his great-grandchildren, Alex, Jocelynn, Cameron, Juleea and L.J.
He was lovingly cared for by his first grandchild, Heather. Bill was a devoted husband, father and friend, cherished and loved by all and will be greatly missed by many.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at 11 am at the MEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 2509 Limestone Road, Wilmington, where friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Burial will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Center,4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713,
, 1021 Gilpin Avenue, Wilmington, DE 19806 or Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 220 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.mealeyfuneralhomes.com