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.