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William Joseph “Bill” Johnson III

June 15, 1965 - September 7, 2020

William Joseph “Bill” Johnson III, age 55, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020.

Born in Wilmington, DE on June 15, 1965, he was a son of the late William Joseph and Frances (Wheeler) Johnson, Jr. Bill graduated from William Penn High School, and then went on to Delaware Technical Community College in Stanton, where he graduated with his Associates degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for Vandemark & Lynch for 30 years and most recently Duffield & Associates as a civil engineer. Bill enjoyed electronics and was an avid Philadelphia sports teams’ fan.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Andrea Marie (Cherundolo) Johnson; siblings, MaryAnne C. Johnson, David M. Johnson, Stephanie A. McGonigle (Robert) and Frederick A. Johnson; uncles, Thomas Wheeler (Cheryl) and Frederick Wheeler; and many brother and sisters-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Friday, September 11, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12 noon at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 801 N. DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s memory to Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, at the address listed above.


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37 Condolences for William Joseph “Bill” Johnson III

  • Words could never tell the story of what you’ve meant to me Bill. Hurting so bad. Love you and will forever miss you

  • Andrea…so very sorry.

  • Andrea, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely,

  • Andrea words could never describe how we all feel about Bill’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss. We wish we could be there to hug you. Sending Love and prayers to you and your family.
    Fred and Rose


  • Billy Johnson….you left us ALL in shock.
    (Don’t tell anyone, but, you were my favorite nephew)! 😉
    I’ll never forget that Irish glint in your eyes, and your ornery smile.
    Rejoice with your heavenly family.
    Until we meet again.
    Hugs to Heaven,
    Auntie Cheryl

  • Stephanie, Sending our heartfelt condolences to all that loved and knew your brother. Virtual Hugs.

  • Dear Andrea, I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Sending prayers of comfort and love to you and the family. You have 29 years of memories that will never go away. You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Andrea – so sorry to hear about Bill, my condolences to you and your family.

  • Andrea , words just aren’t enough . I am so very sorry . Bill always made me laugh and I will miss him and his great smile. Sending the biggest hugs ! ❤️

  • Gone too soon but always remembered. He was a gentle soul who we were fortunate to know in our youth. Rest easy Bill. I’ll hold your family in my prayers.

  • Andrea – I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Bill well, but I will always remember his smile and cheerful nature, and how happy you were when he came into your life. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you. ~ Tracy

  • Very Sorry For Your Loss. Love and Prayer for all who loved him.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  • Bill was a good friend over the years from our time playing flag football on the 77′ champion Placer Rams. We continued on to & graduating high school together. I didn’t see him more than once or twice a year after high school, but when I did run into him over the years we would start by saying hello and an hour or so later we would say our good byes until the next time I ran into him. Always the comedian with a warm smile and infectious laugh, after talking to Bill I was always in a better mood than before we ran into each other. I will miss him greatly.


  • Andrea we are so sorry about Bill. Sending you prayers and hugs.

  • Oh Andrea so sorry to hear. Randy enjoyed working with him . He will be dearly missed . Please stop by for a visit .
    Sending thoughts and prayers and a big hug 🙏

  • Sorry for your loss, she made me laugh

  • Searching for words because heartfelt sympathies seem understated knowing Bill’s quiet demeanor and good humor are only in our memories now. Prayers always.

  • So sorry to hear of bill’s passing. He was a good guy and i really enjoyed working with him all those years at vandemark & lynch. Always friendly and took the time out to say hi and see how things were going….rest easy bill , my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family

  • Dear Andrea, I am so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love. May God comfort you. I know what a difficult time this is. God bless.

  • I can’t remember my Aunt Andrea without my Uncle Bill, though this obituary reminds me that they were married when I was 10 years old. Every memory is dotted with uniquely-Bill details, like his black, high-backed gaming chair and console system, which was way before its time; or, the aqua-blue Apple desktop he and Aunt Andrea let me use during sleepovers at the Christiana townhouse, way back when. And, of course, there is Chester. As a former dog-mom myself, I suspect Chester may have actually been closest to Aunt Andrea, but he always seemed like Bill’s dog because of how affectionate and playful Bill was with him. I had not seen a man behave in such a way before, and I didn’t know then how blessed I was to witness it through my Uncle Bill. He was a kind, quiet, humble man, and I’ll always remember him as being the loving husband my aunt deserved. Thank you for being a good man, Uncle Bill. I’m sorry you were so ahead of your time.

  • So so sorry, thoughts and prayers from the Marshall family.

  • Dear Andrea
    I only heard of this today. Please accept my sincere condolences. I am thinking of you during this time of sorrow.

  • Dear Andrea and Fam
    Our deepest sympathies on your husband’s passing. Our thoughts are with you in this very difficult time.
    Daniela and Eveline

  • Andrea and your family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Andrea and the entire Johnson Family, I am heartbroken to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill was a wonderful person. We had a lot of fun growing up in Penn Acres that I will never forget. Seeing the video of him and the rest of the family brought back a lot of good memories. I feel very proud to have known and been related to Bill.

  • Andrea, there are never the right words while you are going thru this. Just know that my heart is with you and am keeping you and all of your loved ones close in prayer. There are so many memories — how did your Bill put up with us so many times is beyond me. Sending you love and strength.

  • To Andrea and the family: My sincere condolences and sympathies to you at this painful time. I was fortunate to work with Bill, if only for a short time, at Duffield Associates, and truly appreciated his “get ‘er done” attitude and his love of life. He will be greatly missed. May you be blessed by the many memories you have of him.
    Peace be with you.

  • Andrea, So sorry for your loss. We are thinking and praying for you.

  • My heart is so sad. Bill was a great friend and would do anything for you. He loved a good laugh. I enjoyed working with him. Praying peace for the family…..

  • Andrea, I’m so sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you. All my love and prayers for you and your family

  • Very saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with him and his family and my deepest sympathies and condolences. I got to know Bill through working with him at V&L, he was always in good spirits and a great guy and a pleasure to know.

  • To Andrea, the Johnsons and extended family – my sincere condolences on your loss. Bill was one of my closest friends growing up in Penn Acres and felt like part of the family. And he always made you feel like you were part of his.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Steve Naples

  • Gone but never forgotten classmate….. William Penn class of 82, 83, 84 the best years ever! RIP brother, God gained a new Angel.

  • They say people come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you showed up at Duffield about a year ago, of course I knew it would only be for a season but never in a thousand years could I imagine it would be such a short one. Bill Johnson, thank you for all the laughs. It was indeed my pleasure getting to know you, if even for a short while. To Andrea, you have my deepest condolences. The stories Bill shared around the office about his “Honey Do Lists” will continue to bring smiles to my face for years to come. I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray you will be comforted during this time. My prayers are with you and the entire Johnson family and friends therof. Bill, sleep in peace “Trouble”, you will be sorely missed.

  • Dear Andrea and family

    I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I just recently heard of this. Our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Praying GOD will comfort you during these very difficult times.🙏🙏


    Donna and Larry Quinn and family