William Fidler “Bill” Hendricks

February 16, 1928 - September 5, 2018

William Fidler “Bill” Hendricks, age 90, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, September 5, 2018.

Born in Bethlehem, PA, on February 16, 1928, he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Anna (Fidler) Hendricks. Bill proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed his career as a professional fireman with the NYC Fire Department, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Following his move to Delaware, Bill continued his passion for fire service, volunteering his time with the Odessa Fire Company as a part of the fire police.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mae (Carpenter) Hendricks; son, William A. Hendricks; brothers, John, Harry, and Joseph Hendricks; sisters, Ruth Keeler, Henrietta Osterman, Anna Laubach and twin sister, Elizabeth Keeler. Bill is survived by his daughter, Janet Jamurath (Edward); grandchildren, Andrea Jamurath-Friend (John) and Kelly Jamurath; and great grandchildren, Alyssa Jamurath and Edward and Kayla Jamurath-Friend. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be dearly missed by many.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at St. Georges United Methodist Church, 109 Broad Street, St. Georges, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bill’s name to the Odessa Fire Company, P.O. Box 81, Odessa, DE 19730-0081.


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  • Hugs and kisses to my dearest family in your time of grief… From your Trinidad family ✝️
    The Sankar family
    The Ramsackal family
    The Jamurath family

  • RIP Bill. you will be greatly missed.

  • So very sorry for your lost. Bill touched so many lives with his kindness and the world is a better place because he was here.

  • Our sincerest condolences to the family of Bill Hendricks. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Bill as a fire policeman with the Odessa Fire Company for several years. He was a gentleman at all times, always looking for the best for those around him. He was an asset to the Odessa Fire Company, rising to the level of Fire Police Emeritus. He will be missed, both to the company as well as personally.