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William J. DeGweck


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William J. DeGweck

Whiting - William J. DeGweck, age 91, passed away on March 30, 2018.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY on February 19, 1927 to William and Sigrid DeGweck. Formally of Staten Island, NY and Lake Katrine, NY, Bill and his wife Elaine, have resided at Leisure Village West, Manchester, NJ for 21 years. While living in upstate NY, Bill and Elaine enjoyed many beautiful days playing golf with close friends, overlooking the Hudson River.

Bill attended Port Richmond High School and was a graduate of Riverside Military Academy. While there, he won varsity letters in both track and football.

Bill was employed by Kraft Foods as a department head, retiring in 1987 after 37 years of service.

He is also a Navy Veteran of World War II.

Bill was predeceased by his sister Phyllis Neaderhiser. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Elaine DeGweck (Nee Backofen); as well as three children, the Rev. Stephen DeGweck (Dawn), Gary DeGweck (Josephine) and Karen E. Moore (Bill); his grandchildren, Christine DeGweck (Joe), Jennifer Mayhew (Dave), Christopher DeGweck (Betsy), Benjamin DeGweck (Allison), and David Moore; and his great grandchildren, Adelaide, Elizabeth, Hayden, Colton, Tyler and Christian.

Bill and Elaine are active members of Christ Lutheran Church in Whiting, NJ. While living on Staten Island they were long time members of Zion Lutheran Church.

Bill will be reposing at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home 1735 Route 35, Middletown, NJ 07748 on Tuesday April 3, 2018 from 2 - 4pm and 7 - 9pm. A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in April at a date to be announced. Interment will follow at General Doyle Veterans Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, a Memorial gift can be made to Christ Lutheran Church, 40 Schoolhouse Road, Whiting, NJ, or a charity of your choosing.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 1, 2018
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