William Joseph Heaney III, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his home.
Bill was born in New York, the son of the late William J. Heaney, Jr. and Gertrude Burkhard Heaney. He graduated from Fordam Prep school and received his Master’s from Columbia University. He began his career with the DuPont Company in 1950 in Schenecday, New York. He then transferred to the Savanna River Plant in Aiken, South Carolina. He transferred to the Film department in Wilmington, DE and has resided here since 1956. He was with DuPont for 39 years.
Bill enjoyed his volunteer work, volunteering at Compassionate Friends and the Grand Opera House. He taught computer class at the Academy of Life Long Learning. Bill had been very active in the passing of Senate Bill 29.
In addition to his parents, Bill is also pre-deceased by his two sons; Roger and Kevin. Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Othell , his children; Carol Taylor, Patrick Heaney (Teresa) and Cathy Walker Meakem (Bill), grandchildren, Allison and Chris Taylor, Melissa and Roger Heaney, Jessica and Jeremy Walker, 3 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren and many great friends that he called family .
A Celebration of his Life will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Silverside Church, 2800 Silverside Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. A visitation will be held prior at the church from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. At his request, please wear your “Hawaiian Themed” outfit or colorful clothing to his service. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to either Grand Opera House, 818 Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801 or The Compassionate Friends, Brandywine Hundred Chapter, Box 114, Rockland, DE 19732.