William Bender Brosius, 82, accountant, active in church

By on December 25, 2013

William "Bill" Bender Brosius

William “Bill” Bender Brosius

William “Bill” Bender Brosius, 82, born April 11, 1931 in Akron, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Death was caused by complications following a fall on June 23.

He was the son of the late William W. and Grace E. Brosius, and had resided in Lancaster since he was 6 years old.

He graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1949, and Franklin & Marshall College in 1953. After graduation from college, he worked at the former Bank of Lancaster County until 1961. Bill then worked from 1961-1966 as assistant business manager for the School District of Lancaster, after which he was employed as an accountant for 20 years for the Redevelopment Authority of Lancaster County until 1987.

Following this, Bill worked for Tabor Community Services as a Consumer Credit Counselor for one year, and then went to the AAA of Lancaster County as an accountant until his retirement in 1998.

Bill bowled with the Lancaster Church Bowling League for 30 years and was the league’s treasurer for 25 years.

A member of Pearl Street United Methodist Church for 70 years, Bill sang in the church Chancel Choir for over 60 years and in a quartet for 30 years. He also sang duets with his wife. He served as a former Sunday school teacher, church treasurer, chairman of the finance committee, youth fellowship leader and on various other committees.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lorraine F., of Lancaster; a son: Dr. Jeffrey W. Brosius, husband of Diane E., of Jessup, Md.; a daughter: Wendy L. Duncan, wife of Luther H., of Great Mills, Md.; five grandsons: Daniel Brosius, husband of Stephanie; Timothy Brosius; Jeremy Duncan, husband of Ashley; Matthew Duncan; Tyler Duncan, fiancé of Melanie Boekel and one great-granddaughter: Eliana Grace Brosius.

Relatives and friends attended Bill’s life celebration at the Funeral Home of Fred F. Groff, Inc., Lancaster, Dec. 19. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

If desired, memorial contributions may be sent in Bill’s name to Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation, 508 E. South Temple, Suite 202, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.

To share your fondest memories of Bill visit lifecelebration.com.

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