Wil­liam A. “Bill” Grier of Down­ing­town

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Wil­liam A. “Bill” Grier, 52, of Down­ing­town, passed away on Fri­day, Novem­ber 25, 2016 at his home, sur­rounded by his lov­ing fam­ily. His jour­ney com­plete af­ter a long, coura­geous bat­tle with pan­cre­atic can­cer.

He was the beloved hus­band of Joanne C. (John­son) Grier, with whom he shared 32 year of mar­riage.

Born in Glen­moore, Bill was the son of Wil­liam N.H. and Shirley (Evans) Grier of Glen­moore.

He was a 1982 grad­u­ate of Down­ing­town High School and re­ceived his Bach­e­lor’s de­gree in Ac­count­ing from Rose­mont Col­lege.

Bill was em­ployed with Main Line Health, serv­ing as the As­sis­tant Con­troller for the past 24 years.

Bill was a mem­ber of St. Joseph Church in Down­ing­town. He was a 4th de­gree Knight and a mem­ber of the Wil­liam J. Fen­nerty Coun­cil 7208.

Bill en­joyed coach­ing his chil­dren, orig­i­nally with WBYA and more re­cently since 2012, for his daugh­ter’s travel soft­ball team - SCC SWAT.

Bill loved spend­ing time with his fam­ily and friends, from trout fish­ing in the Brandy­wine to va­ca­tion­ing in the Outer Banks to grilling in the sum­mer.

In ad­di­tion to his wife and par­ents, Mr. Grier is sur­vived by chil­dren, Dr. Wil­liam R. and his wife, Mau­reen, Kevin T., Matthew R., and Julie Anne Grier; and sis­ter, Tracy Lynn Bair wife of Tim.

An evening vis­i­ta­tion will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Mon­day, Novem­ber 28th at the James J. Terry Fu­neral Home, 736 E. Lan­caster Ave., Down­ing­town.

His Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be held at 11 am on Tues­day, Novem­ber 29th at St. Joseph Church, 338 Manor Ave., Down­ing­town, where fam­ily and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 am.

In­ter­ment will be in St. Joseph Ceme­tery, Down­ing­town.

In lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to The Pan­cre­atic Can­cer Ac­tion Net­work at pan­can.org or St. Jude’s Can­cer Re­search at stjude.org.

To send on­line con­do­lences, visit www.jamester­ry­fu­ner­al­home.com.

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