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Bill Kimmey, of Mt. Ephraim, Girls Softball Coach, Member of MEPRI, GHS Alumnus Class of '59

William I. Kimmey


MOUNT EPHRAIM NJ--Design creates culture, culture shapes values. Values determine the future. William I. Kimmey was gentle and generous. He was built from intellect and for speed. He loved jogging and was an armchair Jeopardy Champion. Bill’s greatest talents and effort went into woodworking and furniture building. Every great design begins with an even better story. Mickey Spillaine said; “The most important part of a story is the ending, no one reads a book to get to the middle.” 

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 Bill’s story of 79 years came to a close. 

His story began in the spring of 1941 on the fool’s day. He spent his formative years in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester City High School, class of 1959. For the rest of his years, Bill made his home in Mt. Ephraim and had been a part of the fabric of the community. Bill coached girls softball for 10 years as part of the Mt. Ephraim Youth Athletic Association and had been a member of MEPRI for over 20 years. 

Bill worked as an electrician at Owens/Corning in Barrington, later Pfizer in Princeton and enjoyed cheering on all of the hometown sports teams. 

Mr. Kimmey is survived by his wife Arlene (nee Allen) Kimmey. He is survived by his children; Jodi & her late husband Bruce Redmer, William & his wife Margo Kimmey, Jr., Douglas Haywood, Skip Haywood and Arlene & her husband Benjamin VanHorn. Bill is the proud grandfather of Timothy and his husband Eric O’Brien, Jesse & his wife Dana O’Brien, Gabrielle Campise and Billy Kimmey. Mr. Kimmey is also survived and will be sadly missed by his sister Gloria & her husband John Dunn as well as many nieces and nephews. 

Relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to gather with the Kimmey family on Tuesday evening, Dec. 29.  We’ll be talking sports, and answering “What is” Bill Kimmey between 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm at Creran Celebration Etherington & Creran Funeral Homes 700 Powell St. Gloucester City where a funeral ceremony will begin at 8:30 pm. As an expression of sympathy and in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 #crerancelebration #heartfelt 


Albie Brant, Builder of South Jersey Malls and Florida High Risers

Stanley Booth Retired Gloucester High Teacher

'Billy Boy' Brandt Retired Gloucester City Patrolman

Irvin G. Brown Jr., Retired E.I. Dupont Employee;

Harry J. Blymer, Longtime Member of Gloucester City American Legion   

John B. Burkhardt, of Coudersport, formerly of Gloucester City

Lifetime Friends Harry Blymer and Joe DiGiacomo Die Within 24-Hours of Each Other

George F. Cleary Jr Letter Carrier, Army Security

Jim Coppola, a Great Guy who Enjoyed Life to the Fullest

Joyce R. Countiss, Past West Chester College Professor; GHS Alumnus

Joseph L. DiFelice, of Gloucester City; Retired Teamster

Vince "Jock" DiGiacomo, former Gloucester City Resident Succumbs to Cancer

Skip Grandizio, Army Veteran, Iron Worker, Past City Resident

Memorial Service Saturday for Laraine Stiles Flynn

Pat Gerber
, of Gloucester City; Member of St. Mary Parish

Gary Gross Sr., Owner of ECarol Insulators

Thomas P. Graham of BROOKLAWN, age 60

Joseph "Mongo" Montgomery, age 72, of Woodbury

Dorothy Alfreda Martz, of Brooklawn, Retired School Bus Driver

Tom "Choo-Choo" Murphy Succumbs

Chalie Pitzo, of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City

Robert Raymond "Reds" Richards

Edward R. Pirrotta, Rams Alumnus, Retired Teacher


Bill "The Worm" Seddon Age 72

Claudia Sherry, A Loving Wife, Mother and Friend

Evan W. Taylor, Age 75, formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Class of 1962

Thomas J. Tedesco, Sr. of Gloucester City; US Army Veteran

Chalie Tourtual of Brooklawn, Served in the National Guard

Harry R. Walker Sr., of Brooklawn Succumbs 

Robert W. Weichmann of Brooklawn; Star Basketball Player

Bill "Wibby" Yeager, Formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus 

Frank Crosson, Long Time Deacon at St. Mary's Parish  

Bill Kimmey, of Mt. Ephraim, Girls Softball Coach, Member of MEPRI, GHS Alumnus Class of '59


The Building May Be Gone, But The Memories Linger On