William Arthur Degler, 91, passed away Saturday, April 20th, at Providence Place Retirement Community, Pottsville. Bill was formerly of East Brunswick Township. He was born in Orwigsburg, on December 2, 1927, a son of the late Katie Fietta (Smith) and Arthur Dewey Degler. He was the widower of Nancy Lou (Dunkel) Degler. They were married for 64 years. She passed away April 14th. Bill followed her to Heaven, lovingly, 6 days later. Bill was a Graduate of Orwigsburg High School, class of 1946 and he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He worked as an Auditor for PMA Insurance and was a member of Masonic Lodge #138 and was a lifetime member of the NRA Bill is survived by his son William, husband of Kimberly Degler of Schuylkill Haven; Granddaughter Katie Degler McNulty and her husband Andrew, Great grandson Conar McNulty. Bill was predeceased by sisters Ruth Peters, Miriam Mitchell and Mary Skorupski. A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 3rd at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Pastor Steward Warner officiating. The public is invited to call from 10:00 AM until time of service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Team Orwigsburg C/O Eileen Thompson 33 East Adamsdale Road Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.
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