William Weistling, Sr., of Fenwick Island, Delware, passed away at the age of 95 on Aug. 12, 2019.
He was born in Washington, D.C. and was the son of the late Daniel and Donnie (Wells) Weistling.
In addition to serving with the 1st Air Force as a bombardier, navigator, observer and aerial gunner on a B-25 during WWII, Bill, as a first lieutenant, Air Corps, was a company commander, in charge of 100 men, responsible for constructing airfields, roads, railroads and buildings.
After his military service, he worked as a D.C. fireman.
He began his lifelong career as the first commercial construction superintendent for Donohoe Construction Company, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
For many years, he served as a senior vice president of construction as well as on its board of directors.
He also served on the Board of Directors of Federal Center Plaza Corporation and The Donohoe Companies, Inc. He was also a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City.
Bill was a devoted family man, a good friend, and an avid fisherman on his boat, “Bill’s Diamond.”
His meticulous fishing logs, which detail every trip over several decades, are included in his album “Fishing Memories.”
Bill is survived by his children, William Weistling Jr. and his wife, Elsie, of Fenwick Island, Ripple L. Weistling and husband, Gerald, Jeandron of Bethesda, Maryland, and Jasun V. Weistling and fiancé, Allison Carmack, of Ocean City, and a granddaughter, Zoe Weistling.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha L. Weistling; a daughter, Patricia Rose Weistling; and two brothers, Daniel Murl Weistling and Raymond Weistling.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to: Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 Dupont Blvd.,
Georgetown, Delaware 19947 or Lord Baltimore’s Lions Club, P.O. Box 325, Ocean View, Delaware 19970.
Burial will be private at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro.
His family is thankful for the care and services for Bill provided by Atlantic General Hospital, Encompass Hospital and Rehabilitation, Beebe Home Health Care, Lord Baltimore Lions Club, Seasons Hospice, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home and Charlotte Dennis through Griswold Home Health Care as well as all of the moral support in the form of visits, calls, texts, food and more sent by friends.
“Don’t mourn the loss, cherish the memories” – A. Vachhs.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.