He was the loveable curmudgeon. Bill was a man of few words but somehow managed to know everyone. At Otts he was known as “the mayor”: it was even memorialized on a plaque on his favorite bar stool. Bill was generous and loyal to a fault. He didn’t hesitate to pick up a tab and like a true Riverside guy, he kept all his friends from his youth. Bill yelled at the T.V. when the Phils and Eagles were on; “You gotta be kidding me!” He also got a kick out of rooting against Tiger. He placed his fair share of bets, especially on the ponies. His growl was worse than his bite but, Bill always had a soft spot for little kids, especially his grandkids who made the guy melt.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn and his children, Christopher (Lauren), Dawne (Greg) Adams, Cami (Bill) Corvino; his grandchildren, Ayla, Liam, Allison, Lyndsey, Evan, Ella and Helene, his mother, Anne; sisters, Shirley Edge, Audrey Eife and Sandy Edge; nephews, Thomas, Trinidad and Michael (Jaime); great nephews, Michael II and Jack and great niece, Ligaya Edge. He was pre-deceased by his brother, Earl.
Come celebrate 67 great years, Thursday 10-12 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where there will be a hugs and memories service at 12. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to City of Hope Cancer Research, 1608 walnut street, # 1702. Philadelphia, PA 19103.