William "Red" "Bill" Dwyer, widower of his beloved wife of 52 years, Marilyn, well-known area artist, passed away quietly, surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at Lifecare Hospitals of Chester County, West Chester, Pa.
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Born in Media, Pa, November 4, 1926, he was the son of the late Frances Baker and William Dwyer Sr.
He graduated from Warren High School in 1944, later attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown and business school in Reading, Pa.
During World War II, Bill served in the U.S. Navy's 85th CB Battalion in the South Pacific from 1944-1946.
He started working for Doehler Jarvis in 1950 as an accounting clerk, retiring 31 years later as the chief plant accountant and office manager.
Bill assisted his wife traveling to many art shows. He served on the West Pottsgrove Board of Health for five years and he volunteered for the Doehler Jarvis/Apex F.C.U. for more than 50 years on the supervising committee and board of directors. He was a 32nd degree Mason, member of the Stichter Lodge 254 Pottstown, the Reading Consistory, was a member of Trinity Reformed U.C.C., belonged to the Pottstown Senior Center and many other organizations.
He loved gardening, going to the casinos and playing poker.
Surviving are his daughter, Dianne, wife of Thomas Galloway, two grandsons, Thomas, husband of Tara, and Christopher, husband of Danielle. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Liam, Avary, Ella, Christopher, Austin and Charne.
In addition to his wife and parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sons, Skip, in 1976, and Fred, in 2007.
Masonic funeral services will begin at 10:50 a.m., followed by his memorial service at 11. a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte Street, Pottstown, Pa. Friends may call from 10 to 10:50 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Bill will be buried in Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Mercury on June 11, 2012