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

  2. 29 Jul 2020
    Jean Cummins lit a candle:
    Lit since July 29, 2020 at 7:49:51 AM

  3. 28 Jul 2020
    Pam Lewis lit a candle:
    Lit since July 28, 2020 at 7:20:18 PM

  4. 28 Jul 2020
    Kim Warren says:
    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

  5. 27 Jul 2020
    Michael Garvey lit a candle:
    Lit since July 27, 2020 at 7:18:23 PM

  6. 24 Jul 2020
    Linda Desmond lit a candle:
    Lit since July 24, 2020 at 7:07:03 PM

  7. 21 Jul 2020
    Leanne Shaw says:
    My sincere sympathies to Lynda and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  8. 21 Jul 2020
    Bill Pitts says:
    Good bye my special friend you will be missed

  9. 21 Jul 2020
    Mary Ann Bunn says:
    Many sympathies to you Lynda and know we are here for you and thinking of you.
    Peace, Mary Ann, Jimmy, Amanda and Marina Bunn

  10. 21 Jul 2020
    Suzanne says:
    Praying for your peace and your courage at this time.

  11. 20 Jul 2020
    Frank Ciavatta says:
    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

  12. 18 Jul 2020
    Ivonne Cortes says:
    I will always remember you Bill! R.I.P.

  13. 17 Jul 2020
    Tom Kessler says:
    Going to miss you Bill! Tom, Blaise, Lukas and Piper Kessler

  14. 16 Jul 2020
    James Netzer says:
    Miss you Dad, you’re now our angel - love you!

  15. 16 Jul 2020
    James Netzer lit a candle:
    Lit since July 16, 2020 at 7:48:49 PM

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