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William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub”

August 11, 1941 - October 8, 2015 Wilmington, DE | Age 74 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend.

William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub”, age 74, of Wilmington, DE, died Thursday October 8, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE. He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Teague DuRoss, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Fanning) DuRoss. Mr. DuRoss served our country from November 1958 to February 1962 in the US Army.

He was a Mechanic for over 40 years working for Hagley Museum/DuPont and Deldot/State of Delaware, retiring in 2005

He was a longtime member of Holy Child Catholic Church and St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square. He owned a 6 pound cannon and was a member of Brandywine Creek Gun Fighters. He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and was a collector of old guns. He enjoyed playing the drums and listening to the oldies. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, cookouts and holiday dinners.

Survivors include in addition to his wife Peg, daughters, Bernadette Miller (Paul), Lisa Ann Allen and her fiancé Jim McCraw of New Castle, DE; twin sons, William Charles DuRoss, Jr. and John Joseph DuRoss both of New Castle, DE; four sisters, Peg Efta of New Castle, Mary Beale of New Castle, Ann Petty of NC, and Edna Smith (John) of PA, and six grandchildren. Stepchildren Paul Lozier, Sandra Johnson (Wally), Linda Markham (Tom), and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Michael, a brother Joseph and three sisters, Frances, Catherine and Jean.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends from 8:30 to 10:30 on Thursday morning, October 15, 2015 at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home (610-444-4116), 250 W. State St,. Kennett Square, PA 19348. His funeral mass will be at 11 AM at St. Patrick Catholic Church,  212 Meredith St., Kennett Square.  Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

 

 


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Services

Viewing

October 15, 2015 8:30am-10:30am Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA

Funeral Mass

October 15, 2015 11:00am St. Patrick Church
212 Meredith Street
Kennett Square, PA

Burial

October 15, 2015 Following Mass St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 82
Kennett square, PA

Guestbook

  1. May God give you all the strength to help you threw this difficult time! You are all in my prayers! God Bless!
    ♡ Shannon Martz (Roberts)
    & Family

    Shannon Martz (Roberts) | October 13, 2015 at 9:28 AM
  2. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Dick and Chub were great friends as kids and I’ve heard many stories about the things they did and the “trouble” they would get into with their parents. Dick still talks about these things and laughs out loud and tells others about it. We are so sorry that he’s had such a hard time in these last few years. Now he’s in a better place and he has no more pain.

    Richard & Lua Oas Southard | October 12, 2015 at 2:29 PM
  3. our hearts and prayers are with you and your family Lisa during this difficult time. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts.

    The Kowalski Family, Joe, Glenda, Joseph, Nicole and Mike | October 12, 2015 at 9:49 AM

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