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WILLIAM GAW, III, known by
"BILL" or "BUTCH" to his friends and family, passed away on March 23, 2011 in College Station, TX.
Bill resided in Brenham, TX, he was formerly of Fleetwood, PA as well as Phila., PA
Badge #5463, Bill was a 30 year veteran of the Phila Police Dept, serving in the 18th, 2nd and 9th Districts.
Loving "Pop-pop" to Ian Daniel, Tristen William, Skyler Madison, Virginia Elizabeth, Moira Eilish, Jonathon William and Bodie Christian Hancock.
Father of Gregory Michael Hancock, Ross Brackett Hancock (Becky) and Dennis Henry Hancock (Elizabeth Ann). Son of Gertrude Emma Hancock and the late William Gaw Hancock, Jr. Brother to Mary Beth Christensen, Margaret Johnson, Mary Merklinger, Ellen Moyer, William Schultz, Diane Kosty, Anne Prochorenko and Alan Hancock. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friend to the Darragh Family.
Relatives, friends and members of F.O.P. Lodge 5 are invited to William's Life Celebration from 6-8 P.M. Wed. at JOHN F. GIVNISH OF ACADEMY RD., 10975 Academy Rd., Phila and from 10-11 A.M. Thurs. at Lower Providence Presbyterian Church, 3050 W. Main St., Eagleville, PA 19403 and to participate in his Funeral Service at 11 A.M. Interment will follow in the Lower Providence Presbyterian Cem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the F.O.P. Survivor's Fund, 1336 Spring Garden St., Phila., PA 19123 would be appreciated. To share your fondest memory of William, visit:


Published on Philly.com on Mar. 28, 2011
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