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Emory W. “Bin” Wise, of Sellersville, formerly of West Wyoming, passed away at his residence in The Laurels at Hidden Meadows, West Rockhill Township, Monday, January 9, 2017. He was 91. He was the beloved husband of Eleanor M. (Laverick) Wise for 70 years until her death in October 2016. Born in Lansdale, he was the son of the late John Emory and Mae (Kenderdine) Wise. He was the great-grandson of the Franklin Pierce Weisel and Eugene Kenderdine families of Bucks County and the John Emory Wise Sr. family of Windsor, York County. He was a 1943 graduate of the former Lansdale High School, where he was a member of the championship cross country team. After graduation, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a paratrooper demolition specialist in the 327th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne in the European Theater of Operation during World War II. He fought in the Rhineland and Ardennes-Alsace campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. Bin was employed for many years in the family wallpapering and plastering business. He had also worked in the National Union Division of Philco Ford, Lansdale, where he met his future wife. He also was employed as a truck driver for Lansdale Transportation, Lansdale and Roadway and Contract Service, both of Colmar, and Ryder Truck Rental and Leasing, Pennsburg. After his retirement, he served as a driver for the IHM sisters of Marywood in Scranton. Mr. Wise was a long-time member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Sellersville and the former St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Exeter. Emory was a lifetime member of the Sellersville Fire Department. He was also a life member of the Nase-Kraft American Legion Post 255 and a former member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1539, both of Sellersville. Mr. Wise is survived by his two sons, Ronald L. Wise and his wife, Kathy; Steven J. Wise and his wife, Linda, all of Sellersville; two daughters, Kathleen A. Groves and her husband, Daryl, of Bladenboro, NC; Christine Brewer and her husband, Chip, of Lansdale; eleven grandchildren, Derrick, Daniel, Jennifer and Adam Groves; Holly Wise; Kelly Moore; Jonathan, Nathan, and Benjamin Wise; and William and Katherine Brewer; five great-grandchildren, Tiffany, Vanessa, Carrie, Conner, and Grayson; and a great-great-grandson, Henry. He is also survived by three brothers, Frank Wise, of Wilmington, DE; Samuel James Wise, and his wife, Marie, of Hanover; Timothy Wise, and his wife, Anita, of Lebanon; a sister-in-law, Marlene “Molly” Laverick, of Doylestown; and a brother-in-law, Robert Weidemoyer, of Sellersville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, David Wise, and his siblings, John Edwin Wise, Grace Huff, Dorothy Fitser, Elnora Klebe, and Barbara Detwiler. A visitation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, January 13, in the Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, 87 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 14, in St. Agnes Catholic Church, 445 North Main Street, Sellersville, PA 18960, with a brief visitation at church from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to Mass. Interment will follow in the adjoining parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sellersville Fire Department, P. O. Box 315, Sellersville, PA 18960. Betty Meier Steeley Funeral Home, Sellersville www.steeleyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Reporter on Jan. 12, 2017
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