William Wier Jr.
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William Wier, Jr.

AGE: 81 • Wilmington

Bill died in Wilmington Hospital on Sunday January 15, 2017 from complications of pneumonia. He was the son of the late William J Wier, Sr. and Helen Millard Wier.

After Wilmington Friends School, Bill graduated from Colgate University and Yale Law School. He worked in DuPont Legal Department and with the US Attorney. He continued in private practice with Connelly, Bove, and Lodge; Murdoch and Walsh; and Bader, Dorsey, and Kreshtool on a variety of cases.

Bill and Betty, his wife of 50 years, loved to travel to a wide range of places - Africa, Central and South America, including the Galapagos, Far East, and Europe. His trip collections include countless masks, wall hangings, and artifacts. These fill in spaces next to his multitude of books.

He was predeceased by his sister Suzanne. Besides his wife, he is survived by dinner table partner Zoe the dog.

Through Humanity Gifts Registry, Philadelphia, Bill is donating his body to medical school for teaching purposes.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the First Unitarian Church. Donations may be made to First Unitarian Church, 730 Halstead Road, Wilmington DE 19803.

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Published in The News Journal from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22, 2017.
Memorial service
02:00 PM
First Unitarian Church
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February 11, 2017
Just heard of Bill's death. He is in our
Francis Trzuskowski
February 5, 2017
Dear Betty,
We are so sorry for your loss. Some of our fondest memories of our time in Delaware were
the years we lived in Indian Field, across the road
from you and Bill.
Blessings and hugs,
Betty and Tom Stapleford
Betty and Tom Stapleford
February 4, 2017
I will always remember Bill as such a kind and intelligent soul - he will be missed by many. My thoughts are with you, Betty.
Joann Kingsley
January 26, 2017
Dear Betty,
What wonderful memories you and Bill we share .
We always loved spending happy stories times
Jim and I always loved discussing the latest musical presentations at the Del Symphony with the two of you.
In my prayers and happy thoughts, Shirley M Mulligan
Mrs james Mulligan
January 24, 2017
Dear Betty
Bill's Wit will be missed and I am sorry for your loss of your best friend.
I always enjoyed being with Bill and appreciated his wit and knowledge
Bob Jacobs
robert jacobs
January 24, 2017
Betty, I was so sorry to hear of Bill's death. I always looked forward to seeing the two of you at OLLI. You were the perfect symbol of love and caring. Bill impressed me with his desire to continue the learning process even though it was physically difficult for him to get around, but you made it all possible for him.
Please know that I will continue to keep you in my positive thoughts.
Mary Lew
Mary Lew Bergman
January 24, 2017
Betty, Eri and I are so sorry. Our heart is with y . Aida Waserstein
January 23, 2017
I was so sorry to read of Bill's passing, Betty. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Beverly McLain
January 23, 2017
I was so sorry to read of Bill's passing, Betty. I want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time.
Beverly McLain
January 22, 2017
So sorry to hear about Bill.Ypu have some wonderful memories. Wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Marilyn
Marilyn Siegle
January 21, 2017
Sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Used to see him a the Academy of Life Long Learning and even though he had some health problems, he participated in the classes he was attending. Used to see Betty taking care of him and she did a great job of helping him enjoy the classes.

Bill was a good friend who I first met when I clerked at Connolly Bove and Lodge backin the 60s. He helped me a lot and I was so impressed by his brilliance.

Have not seen him in recent years because I have been trying to organize my own life as a senior citizen. And have wondered how he was doing.

My best wishes to Betty who was so important to Bill.

John Abramo
John Abramo
January 21, 2017
Recall how years ago after my children were in bed, Bill would run upstairs and scare then - much to their delight and my dismay. Also we used to play penny poker and when Bill won he would leave his winnings behind. Sorry it has been so long since we had contact. Do believe we saw one another at what was then called the Academy of Life Long Living. Hope you are doing well Betty. Blessings and well wishes to you.
Walt's wife, Georgie died Tues. morning. Hr is in rehab and doing very well.
Patricia Chappelle
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