William J. "Bill" Wilby

  • Died: August 14, 2020
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

William J. "Bill" Wilby, of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the age of 79. William was the beloved husband of Natalie (nee Sisk); cherished father of William J. Wilby (Dolores); loving grandfather of Monica Quinn (Brian), Robyn McCuthen (Robert), William J. Wilby, and Kristen McDowell (William); and caring great grandfather of 9.

Bill was a long-time truck driver with Danella construction and an instructor with Penndot. He was an avid fisherman who loved to wake up before the sun to travel to Cape May for a trip on the Miss Chris. He was loved by all who knew him with his bright smile and infectious laugh.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions to the Philadelphia Fire Department Widow's Fund would be greatly appreciated. To donate please make check out to Local 22 c/o Widow's Fund and send to 415 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, PA 19123.

Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss. God Bless

Posted by Donna Simmonds - Philadelphia, PA - Acquaintance   September 04, 2020

So sorry for your loss. I will always remember his warm greetings and big smile. Praying for you and your family.
May the peace of Christ be with you.

Posted by Fred Rivera - Glassboro, NJ - friend   August 20, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers and love.

Btenda and Charles

Posted by Btenda Sauerwald - Phila, PA - friend   August 19, 2020


My deepest sympathy.... I was glad to know him... He made everyone smile. My thoughts and prayers are with the family..

Posted by Patti Lee - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   August 19, 2020

He'll always be my little brother Billy, who I got to boss around. It didn't take him long to rebel, though. He was always cheerful, loved to laugh, especially when he would run away and leave me to do his chores. It was hard to stay mad at him, when he would bring me back a Pepsi.

He was a good man and will be loved and missed by so many.

As they said in the neighborhood, "Everybody loves Wilby."

Posted by Jean Wilby Schles - South Charleston, WV - Family   August 19, 2020

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