Edward F. Willever 87, World War II veteran, insurance agent

By on January 30, 2013

Edward F. Willever, 87, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at his Lititz home.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Edward Campbell and Thelma Mae Eiler Willever. Ed was married to Muriel Joyce Finkbiner Willever for 61 years last August.

He graduated from Spring City High School, Class of 1944, enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served during WWII. He attended Washington & Jefferson College and graduated with the Class of 1949. He owned Willever Insurance Agency in Bucks County.

Ed was a faithful member, sang in the choir and served as clerk of the trustees of Morrisville Presbyterian Church. He was the lead parent of the MPC Youth Club from 1962 to 1972 at church. He was past president of Morrisville Rotary Club and a member of the Rotary District La Grande Exchange Committee. Professionally, he served on the Agents Advisory Board of the PA National Mutual Insurance Company in Harrisburg and the State Auto Advisory Board in Columbus, Ohio.

He loved sailing, music, dining out, travel, his daily walk, socializing with his buddies and walking his dogs. Ed really enjoyed the friendships at the Highlands of Warwick mixers, where he lived for the last 11 years.

In addition to his wife Muriel Joyce, Ed is survived by two daughters: Sharon Lynn, wife of John Riegel of Lititz; and Barbara Alice, wife of James Pianka of Harrisburg; his son: Chuck Willever of Lititz; and five grandchildren: Tyler Riegel of Lititz; Leah Riegel of Pittsburgh; Matt Pianka of Harrisburg; Tim Pianka of Pittsburgh; and Kelsey Pianka of Harrisburg.

A memorial service will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2 in the clubhouse at the Highlands of Warwick, 100 Wickshire Circle, in Lititz, with the Rev. Dale Hylton officiating. The family will greet friends on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Road, Lititz, PA 17543; or Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send the family online condolences, visit snyderfuneralhome.com.