William McAuley Jr.
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Virginia Beach - William McAuley Jr. age 74 of Virginia Beach passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Virginia Beach Sentara Hospital with his family by his side. He was born October 17, 1938 in Jermyn, Pa. to Benjamin McAuley and Hazel Seymour. He grew up in Jermyn, Pa. and was the star of his high school varsity basketball team. He was a graduate of Jermyn High School and joined the Air Force at age 17, serving for 4 years. He then worked as a civil service employee for 30 years and retired at the age of 50. He later joined Prudential Life Insurance and retired at the age of 62. William met his life long love, Kathryn and was married for 51 years. They have three children, Robert, Sharon, and Debra. William loved gardening and watching his grandchildren in all of their activities. He was an advocate for many non-profit groups and was willing to help anyone in need. He is survived by his wife Kathryn McAuley, his son Robert McAuley and wife Jill, daughter Sharon Godfrey and husband Rustin, daughter Debra Adams and husband Delano, and six grandchildren; Ryan, Tessa, Analise, Tara, Kierstin, Meron, and numerous nieces and nephews in Pennsylvania and New York. The family will celebrate William's life with a memorial service on Monday, September 16, 2013, at 10 a.m. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Laskin Rd Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Operation Smile. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Sept. 14, 2013
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