William C. Lex, Jr. Mar 07, 1924 - Feb 28, 2017
Robert & Kathleen Voshell says:Submitted on: Mar 03, 2017
So sorry for the loss to the families but also to everyone who ever meet William. The few times we met, he was always a very proud and friendly person. I am sure all that knew him will miss him. Bob & Kathy Voshell
C. Ford says:Submitted on: Mar 03, 2017
My condolences to the family of William Lex; May the God of comfort grant you peace at this sad time. (Isaiah 33:24)
Chris Leiser says:Submitted on: Mar 03, 2017
Was proud to know and admire Bill for many years. We were members of the Jesters together and had many laughs with other great friends. Rest in Peace my Brother.
Bert Moore says:Submitted on: Mar 02, 2017
I'll always remember Uncle Bill as generous and gracious to our family when we came East for family visits. His service in the USMC was always an inspiration to me during my 5 years in the Corps and 25 years in the Navy. With sincere condolences. Bert & Mary Ann
Sue Vallieu Hensal says:Submitted on: Mar 02, 2017
Aunt Ethel, Bill, and Jean, I am sad at the loss of Uncle Bill. He was always so kind to my mother and our family. He will be missed by so many. Love you aunt Ethel, sending prayers to help comfort you. Love Susie
William C. Lex, Jr., of Glen Mills, PA, passed away February 28, 2017. Beloved husband of Ethel (nee Lochner) Lex for 73 years. Loving father of Eugenia (Jean) (nee Lex) Murray (Edward-Bud), Fleming Island, FL and William C. Lex III (Jill), Aston, PA. Devoted grandfather of seven grandsons, one granddaughter, and fourteen great grandchildren, his family was the love of his life.
Born in Philadelphia, PA to William C. and Elizabeth (nee Edmonds) Lex, Bill was the eldest of ten children. He is survived by his sisters Elizabeth Boston, Lansdale, PA; Lorraine Moore, Lancaster, PA; Anna Miller, Clearwater, FL; and Clara Evans, Wichita Falls, TX; he was predeceased by his siblings Alma Vallieu, Blackwood, NJ; Robert Lex, Philadelphia, PA; Reba Norris, Mantua, NJ; Ned Lex Sr., New London, PA; and Daniel Lex Sr., Aston, PA.
Mr. Lex was the co-owner and founder, with brother Ned Lex, Sr., of Lex Electric Co., Inc., Media, PA.
Bill was a proud member of the US Marine Corps serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II on Guam, Okinawa, and Yokosuka, Japan for the surrender of the Japanese Navy. At Yokosuka, 120 liberated members of the “Old 4th” Marines were brought down from Yokohama to meet with the men of the “New 4th”. The “New 4th” held a formal guard mount and presented their regimental colors to the men of the “Old 4th”.
He was also a 50 year member of the Springfield, PA Masonic Lodge and Lulu Shrine.
Bill loved spending the summers fishing and boating in Mystic Island, NJ. He always had a smile on his face and was deeply loved and respected by all who knew him and was always surrounded by beautiful people. Bill will be greatly missed by his family and friends
VISITATION: Saturday from 9:00-10:15 am at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home Ltd., 5980 Chichester Ave, Aston, PA. EULOGIES: Saturday at 10:30 am at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home Ltd. BURIAL with MILITARY HONORS: Edgewood Memorial Park, Glen Mills. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at www.chop.edu or Friends of Fair Acres, (610) 891-5610. Condolences: www.nolanfidale.com.
Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home
Begins: Mar 04, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am5980 Chichester Ave
Aston, PA 19014
Edgewood Memorial Park
Mar 04, 2017 11:45am - 12:00pm325 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342