Bill Kreider Death

Dear Jay,

I am the niece of William (Bill) Kreider. Bill was the author of one of your articles on this site (Eyewitness account #2).

I am sorry to say, that Bill passed away on Nov. 17 at his home in San Francisco. I know that he was in touch with a few of the readers of this web site as I had often printed off articles and mailed them to him. Here is the link to his death notice if you would like to post it.

Any email correspondence to the family can be sent to me.

Thank you for all your work on this site and to the memory of your father who also served this country.

Nancy Seaver


William J. "Bill" Kreider
WILLIAM J. "BILL" in San Francisco, CA on Nov. 17, 2005. He was born in Philadelphia July 21, 1923 the day the Phillies scored 12 runs in one inning, which was a club record that still is held to this day. Brother of Sr. Margaret M. Kreider, I.H.M. and Jane A. Schneider of Upper Darby, PA, Mary A. Mooney of Broomall, PA, Anna J. Seaver of Lewes, DE and the late Francis G. Kreider; brother-in-law of the late Virginia E. Kreider, Joseph A. Schneider, John A. Mooney and Francis P. Seaver. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews on the east coast and a niece, Regina M. La Cates (Wesley) and 2 grand nephews Ken and Jeff La Cates of Dixon, CA. A U.S. Coast Guard Veteran of WWII, he received the Navy Commendation Ribbon (later upgraded to Medal) for Guinea Pig duty in checking for pressure mines off the coast of Japan and 2 battle stars for Iwo Jima and Okinawa invasion. He also served as First Sergeant in Military Intellegence Units in Germany and other assignments in the U.S. Army. A former employee of Halsted N. Gray-Carew and English, The Pacific Union Club and the Manager of LOC & STOR Storage in San Francisco. A Memorial Mass will be held at the convenience of the family in the Philadelphia Area.


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