William J. Ebbecke, Jr., 82, a longtime resident of Newtown Square, PA, passed away October 4, 2023.
Born July 19, 1941 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late William J., Sr., and Mary Virginia (nee McKeown) Ebbecke. He was raised in North Philadelphia as the oldest of three children.
Bill was an alumnus of LaSalle College High School, Villanova University class of 1963 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering and Drexel University for his graduate studies. He was employed by The Philadelphia Electric Company/Exelon for over 33 years, retiring as a Senior Engineer. In retirement, BIll enjoyed working as a school bus driver for the Marple Newtown School District where he spent time as their association president representing the staff. He served as a member of the Newtown Township Parks and Recreation Board and was a 50+ year member of Saint Anastasia’s Parish.
Bill was a huge fan of all sports and watched as many games as possible. Philadelphia teams were his favorite, especially Villanova Basketball. He enjoyed coaching his children’s teams at Newtown Edgmont Little League and Newtown Square Petticoat League where he also umpired for many years. He loved vacationing every summer with his family in Avalon and Ocean City, New Jersey. Sunday dinners with family were special for him.
Bill was the beloved husband of Marguerite P. (nee O’Donnell) Ebbecke for over 52 years; loving father of Christina Heffernan (Richard) and William T. Ebbecke (Jennifer); proud grandfather of Rich Heffernan, Addison Ebbecke, and Kylie Ebbecke; caring brother of Virginia Mayer (Gerry) and brother-in-law of Nancy Ebbecke. He was predeceased by his brother, Gerard Ebbecke and nephew Gerard Mayer. He will be dearly missed by his nieces and nephews Allison Tyszka (Martin), Robert Ebbecke (Heather), Thomas Ebbecke, Bailey Mayer, and Carolyn Baker (James).
Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 12, 2023 at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073, followed by his Prayer Service at 11:00 AM. Interment is private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MANNA 420 North 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Attn: Development Department or online at donate.mannapa.org.