William “Bill” Carey
William “Bill” Carey, 69, of Muncy, cherished husband and beloved father, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born December 9, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY, he was a son of the late James and Dorothea (Bachman) Carey. On December 18, 1965 he married the former Virginia A. “Ginny” Dodd. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage.
Bill, as his friends knew him, graduated from Erasmus High School in 1962. He served proudly in the Marine Corps from 1965 to 1971 and was deployed to Vietnam in 1968 to 1969.
Bill worked as an air traffic controller at JFK and Capital City Airports and as an air traffic control supervisor in Montoursville until 2003. Most recently he was employed with the Muncy School District, retiring in September.
Bill was a member of the Church of the Resurrection, Muncy and was a lifetime member of the Edward J. Smith Post 3428 V. F. W., Muncy.
A history enthusiast, Bill enjoyed reading books on the Civil War and World War II. He loved airplanes and liked building model replicas. Bill also enjoyed searching out deals at the mall and area flea markets, and playing Lara Croft Tomb Raider. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters and one son-in-law, Corinne Carey- Chaiken and her husband David Chaiken, of Troy, NY and Elizabeth “Liz” Carey, in her first year at Lock Haven University; a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Ann and Kevin Connolly, of NY; two brothers, Edward Carey, of NY and James Carey, of MD; and his faithful companion, Sam.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Kevin Carey.
Friends were received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 3, at Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy, where a prayer vigil will be held at 5:45 p.m., with Rev. Glenn McCreary, officiating. Friends were also received from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 4, at the Church of the Resurrection, 75 Musser Lane, Muncy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at the Church of the Resurrection, with Rev. Phillip J. Sladicka, officiating.
Burial with full military honors followed in the Muncy Cemetery. After the burial, family and friends were welcome to attend a luncheon at the Church of the Resurrection.
The family provided the flowers, and suggest memorial contributions be made to the SPCA, 2805 Reach Rd., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grenoblefuneralhome.com.