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William E. Sheneman Jr.

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WILLIAM SHENEMAN, JR. William E. Sheneman, Jr. "Bill", 88 of Hatfield, died the morning of Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown, where he was in care for the last year. He was the husband of Margaret (Johnston) Sheneman, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born July 10, 1924, in Philadelphia, he was the eldest son of the late William E. Sheneman, Sr. and Margaret (McCambridge) Sheneman Poe. Bill was a 1942 graduate of Upper Darby High School. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the China, Burma, India Theater. He retired after a 42-year career with Merck, Sharp and Dohme, later Merck Pharmaceuticals, in Philadelphia and then West Point. Bill was a founding father of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Hatfield. He was a lifetime member of Paletown Rod and Gun Club, a member of American Legion Post 933, and a charter member of the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC. Activities he enjoyed revolved around the outdoors, including camping, saltwater fishing, and hunting, as well as being a complete do-it-yourselfer around the house. In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, his son, William E. Sheneman, III and wife, Adrienne, his daughters, Kathryn M. Sheneman and Jacqueline M. Moore, and her husband Allan; his brother, James J. Sheneman of Florida; and finally his beloved cat, Snowflake. The Sheneman family expresses much appreciation to the staff of Pine Run Health Center who cared for Bill without reservation and with great kindness for his last and most difficult year of life. A memorial Mass and military honors will be held at 11:15AM Wednesday Feb. 27 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1601 Derstine Rd. Hatfield, where friends and relatives can visit with the family from 10 to 11AM, Reception to follow. Donations in Bill's memory can be made in Bill's name to Care Alternatives Hospice, 501 Office Center Drive, Suite 285, Fort Washington, PA 19034, or Friends of the National World War II Memorial at Online condolences may be made to the family at Arrangements are by the Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc. in Telford (Franconia Twp.)

Published in The Reporter on Feb. 25, 2013
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