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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
William Edward McMullan
August 15, 1930 - October 1, 2022

Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Saturday, October 8, 2022, 10:00 to 11:00 AM at Chelten a Church of Hope, Dresher
Memorial Service - Saturday, October 8, 2022, 11:00 AM at Chelten a Church of Hope, Dresher


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Chelten a Church of Hope - 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 - 215-646-5557 - Map
Family Florist - LeRoy’s Flowers and Gifts, Inc - 409 West County Line Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 - 215-323-5407 - Map

The following obituary was composed by Bill’s family:

William Edward McMullan of Hatboro, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, October 1, 2022, at Wesley Enhanced Living in Doylestown.  He was 92 years old.  Bill was born on August 15, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to William and Catherine McMullan.  His wife of 65 years, Mary Catherine McMullan, passed away in June of 2021.  He was blessed with a family that included his daughter, Cheryl Reitzel and her husband John, Scott McMullan and his wife Rebecca as well as two grandchildren, Jared and Elena McMullan.  He will also be missed by his large extended family.

Bill graduated from Northeast High School in the late 1940s, when it was an all-boys school.  He spent many hours playing basketball and baseball and he worked at a neighborhood American store.  While working there, he noticed a lovely young lady who seemed to show up at the store with great regularity.  Several years later they married at Chelten Avenue Baptist Church and honeymooned in Niagara Falls.

He worked full-time at Leeds & Northrup in Philadelphia and North Wales for over 40 years.  He also held part-time jobs at Penn Fruit and Acme and umpired for various softball leagues. 

Bill was a long-time member of Chelten Baptist Church where he sang in the choir, served as usher, greeter and Trustee and assisted in the food pantry.  His faith was evident through his servant’s heart, and he was often found in the church kitchen, assisting Mary with the senior adults luncheons and many other church functions. 
The boy from Philadelphia was an avid New York Yankees fan, though he still thoroughly enjoyed all college and professional sports in the Philadelphia area.  Bill played and coached Chelten Softball for the majority of his adult life, during which the team enjoyed numerous championships.

Bill enjoyed playing pinochle with his friends at Wesley Enhanced Living in Hatboro, and he knew every word to every song during the hymn-sings in Doylestown.

His grandchildren, Jared and Elena, had a special place in his heart.  Over the years, he and Mary attended numerous piano recitals, Little League games, Irish dancing performances and marching and jazz band competitions.  

Relatives and friends were invited to visit on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at 10:00 am, with the memorial service at 11:00 am, at Chelten - a church of hope, 1601 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA  19025.

The service was conducted by Dr. William Krewson and Rev. Jon Shepherd.

Family flowers arranged by LeRoy’s Flowers, (215) 323-5407.

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