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William Netzer
  • July 04, 1943
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  • July 14, 2020

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William Joseph (Bill) Netzer, aged 77, passed away at his home in New Smyrna Beach on July 14, 2020.  Bill was born on July 4, 1943 in Essington, Pennsylvania, to Joseph and Mae (Emsley) Netzer.  He served as a Machinist’s Mate Class Third Class in the U.S. Navy in VietNam, on the U.S.S. Ogden and U.S.S. DeHaven, and received the VietNam Service Medal and National Defense Medal.  He was honorably discharged in 1968.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree, and worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Lester, Pennsylvania before relocating to Orlando, Florida in1986.  He retired from Westinghouse as the Employee Relations Manager in 1997 with over 30 years of service.

Bill was the captain of the Ridley High School wrestling team, and loved being at the beach, fishing, running, working out and spending time with his family each year at Lake Gaston, North Carolina.  He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Lynda (Kessler); his son, James Netzer (Wes); his sister, Caroline Netzer Penny (Jack); and his brother, Albert Netzer.  He is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews, 4 great nieces, and other extended family members.

Bill is preceded in death by his mother, father, and sister, Margaret Netzer DeMaio.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at 12:00 pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4000 S. Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.  Burial will be private.


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  1. Pam Biery lit a candle:
    30 Jun 2021
    Lit since June 30, 2021 at 6:56:46 AM

  2. Norah Cummins says:
    05 May 2021
    i love you so much and i miss you!!! love your neice, Norah

  3. Norah Cummins lit a candle:
    05 May 2021
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:59:59 PM

  4. Norah Cummins lit a candle:
    05 May 2021
    Lit since May 5, 2021 at 5:47:22 PM

  5. Ron and Judith Mosto says:
    25 Sep 2020
    William Netzer:
    To a life well led, well lived, and celebrated!

  6. Jean Cummins lit a candle:
    29 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 29, 2020 at 7:49:51 AM

  7. Pam Lewis lit a candle:
    28 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:20:18 PM

  8. Kim Warren says:
    28 Jul 2020
    Bill you were one of the good guys, you took my picking on you in stride and most the time you gave it back, that was the best! I am so glad to have known you and shared some laughs and a cocktail or 2 with you. Don't you worry about Lynda, I will make sure she stays in trouble lol! Enjoy that fishing now, the world is your ocean! Love Kim

  9. Michael Garvey lit a candle:
    27 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 27, 2020 at 7:18:23 PM

  10. Linda Desmond lit a candle:
    24 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:07:03 PM

  11. Leanne Shaw says:
    21 Jul 2020
    My sincere sympathies to Lynda and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Bill Pitts says:
    21 Jul 2020
    Good bye my special friend you will be missed

  13. Mary Ann Bunn says:
    21 Jul 2020
    Many sympathies to you Lynda and know we are here for you and thinking of you.
    Peace, Mary Ann, Jimmy, Amanda and Marina Bunn

  14. Suzanne says:
    21 Jul 2020
    Praying for your peace and your courage at this time.

  15. Frank Ciavatta says:
    20 Jul 2020
    I will miss my Saturday morning coffee and discussion about the Eagles and the Phillies.
    We had some great memories and laughs.
    May God Bless you Bill
    Love you
    Frank

  16. Ivonne Cortes says:
    18 Jul 2020
    I will always remember you Bill! R.I.P.

  17. Tom Kessler says:
    17 Jul 2020
    Going to miss you Bill! Tom, Blaise, Lukas and Piper Kessler

  18. James Netzer says:
    16 Jul 2020
    Miss you Dad, you’re now our angel - love you!

  19. James Netzer lit a candle:
    16 Jul 2020
    Lit since July 16, 2020 at 7:48:49 PM

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