William E. "Bill" Sesson

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TUNKHANNOCK — William "Bill" E. Sesson, 52, of Tunkhannock, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Mr. Sesson was born in Kingston on Sept. 4, 1961, and was the son of the late Michael Sesson Sr. and Lois Sesson Pisack and her husband, Joseph, of Meshoppen. Bill graduated from Tunkhannock High School in 1979 and received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University, State College. He received his state professional engineering license and was employed by Penn State University as an electrical engineer for the last five years.

Bill enjoyed hunting elk out west with his brother Rich. He was an avid Penn State Football fan and was a member of the Wyoming County Traveling Dart League

In addition to his mother, Bill is survived by fiancé, Nancy Shaw, and her mother, Viola Shaw, both of Dallas; brothers, Michael P. Sesson Jr. and his wife, Frances, of Lehman; and Richard E. Sesson and his wife, Mary, of Montrose; stepbrother, Carl Pisack and his wife, Denise, of Pittston; stepsister, Janice Timek and her husband, Jerry, of Duryea; nephew, Michael P. Sesson III, of Lehman; niece, Claire E. Sesson, of Lehman; pet sheltie, Suzie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Polish National Catholic Church, 200 Stephenson St., Duryea, with the the Rev. Carmen G. Bolock officiating. Interment will be in the Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. Friends may call 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made in William Sesson's name to the Penn State Wilkes-Barre General Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box PSU-Old Route 115, Lehman, PA 18627, Attention: Development Office. Online condolences can be made at

Published in Times Leader from Dec. 16 to Dec. 17, 2013
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