CHAPIN, S.C. - William X. "Bill" Selinger, of Chapin, S.C., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Palmetto Health Richland in Columbia, S.C.
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Born Jan. 4, 1942 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Edward J. and Alice Wells Selinger. He served active duty in the U.S. Army and subsequently served in the U.S. National Guard.
Bill had a 30-year career with the Warner Lambert Pharmaceutical Co. as a computer systems analyst, and later retired from Pfizer Pharmaceutical. He was licensed as an electrical contractor and, prior to his corporate retirement, formed his own company, BXS Electrical Contractors.
Bill enjoyed farming and gardening opportunities in earlier years in northwestern New Jersey and, using his gardening skills, was able to provide fresh produce to the Warner Lambert corporate cafeterias and local restaurants. Feeding and caring for the local wildlife was also a source of much spiritual enjoyment for Bill and his family.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Catherine "Cathie" Smith Selinger; two daughters, Diane Marie Selinger, of Montclair, and Beth Ann La Russa, of Newcastle, Del.; and a grandson, Anthony William LaRussa, of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin. Visitation will be from 3 to 3:45 p.m., at the church on Tuesday prior to the service.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, "Building on Our Faith Fund," P.O. Box 549, Chapin, SC 29036.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Chapin is assisting the family through their loss.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on July 22, 2013