William Hess

William G. Hess

Tuesday, August 1st, 1922 - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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William G. Hess, age 97, of Moorestown, NJ, passed away on May 26, 2020.

Bill was raised in Wisconsin where he attended Rib Lake High School. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WWII. From 1947 to 1950 he attended the University of Wisconsin, and in 1951 he graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.S. in Engineering, a minor in Accounting. He was an engineer for Campbellā€™s Soup for over 30 years.

Bill and Phyllis moved to Cinnaminson, NJ in 1962, where they lived most of their lives raising their son, Steve. They were highly involved with Bethany Lutheran Church, Palmyra, NJ.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Phyllis K. Hess (nee Kalkofer); his son, Steve Hess; his grandson, Michael Hess; and his brother, Edward Hess. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and James Hess; and his sisters, Mary Gummo and Alice Lodholz.

Due to current circumstances, the family has decided to celebrate his life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Association at the link below or Bethany Lutheran Church, 617 Morgan Avenue, Palmyra, NJ 08065.
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Christina Coppola

Posted at 09:29am
Hello, I am deeply saddened to see that Bill has passed. I met him while playing piano for him at Lutheran Crossings (now Cambridge). I knew him for the past year and a half, but haven't been able to volunteer there since early March due to coronavirus. I had been wondering how he and the other residents were doing. When I saw this obituary by accident (I was reading one for a family friend on the same page) and saw Bill's smiling face it hit me like a brick wall. He was such a happy, kind, and sweet man. He loved singing along to the songs I would play, mostly from the 20's, 30's, and 40's. It amazed me how he remembered all the words, and how he would just light up. I always enjoyed my encounters with him. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Chrissy Coppola

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