William (Bill) J. Meisenzahl of Newtown died Sunday, October 20 at Buckingham Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Buckingham. He was 71.
William was the beloved husband of 36 years to Jean Veitch Meisenzahl.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Joseph and Velma Meisenzahl.
William was a former resident of Holland, where his was a founding member of the Holland Lions and member of the Masons, before moving to Hernando, Florida and most recently to Newtown. Bill had his own trucking company and would take his dog Shane on many of his runs.
He was a gifted mechanic who repaired many trucks besides his own. He also built and raced his own dragsters in his youth.
When he retired from trucking he became the Plant Manager for Dimensions Unlimited in Tullytown.
Upon retiring from Dimensions Unlimited, he worked as a school bus driver with the Council Rock School District during the day and enjoyed his entertainment business, Showtyme, during the evenings.
Bill was a veteran of the US Army and in his leisure he enjoyed riding his trike with his friend Ron. For many years Bill had a boat, and enjoyed taking trips down the Chesapeake River, or taking the family camping in his motor home. During his retirement he made many trips with his golden retriever, Jake.
In addition to his wife Jean, William is survived by his children; Wendi Rowley and (John) of Schwenksville, Joseph O’Connor and (Megan) Willow Grove, Elaine McMillan of Bensalem, Robert Grisan of Levittown, Dawn Scaccetti and (Jack) of Newtown. He is also survived by his sister Janice Clark and (Dennis).
He will also be missed by his many grandchildren; Drew, Austin, Logan, Josephine, James, John, Bradford, Devon, Courtland, Brooke, Carson and Madison and great-grandchildren; Isabella, John, Gianna and Tessa.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 12:00 pm until his Memorial Service at 1:30 PM on Friday, October 25th in the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Road (at Holland Rd.) Richboro.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, P.O. Box 277, Lahaska, PA 18931.