Bill is survived by his former spouse Jean McGarrity (Winter), daughters; Cheryl Bechler (Bill), Karen Mullenax (James) and son; Bill McGarrity (Darlene). He is preceded in death by his daughter Mary Nolan and her spouse Reds. He has five grandchildren; Melanie Godhania (Rakesh), John Schlack (former spouse Jill), Carl Bechler, Brett Bechler and Patrick Baisden (Melisa), and great-grandchildren Kasey, Gwen, Jake, Mia, Molly, Ahmaar, Mehya, Jayda, Logan and Max.
Bill had a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors; he loved Pennypack Park and the river at Linden Avenue. He visited his friends and “family” at the Dining Car and Dunkin Donuts every day, and always offered a helping hand to his neighbors on Walker Street.
Per Bill’s wishes there will be no services. If you wish, donations to honor Bill’s memory may be made at www.friendsofpennypackpark.org.