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William (Bill) Wallace Utt

March 29, 1923 ~ April 20, 2019 (age 96)

William (Bill) Wallace Utt, Jr., 96 of West Chester, PA passed away peacefully on Saturday April 20, 2019 at The Hickman in West Chester.

Bill always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face.  He was an expert dancer who loved swing and won many dance contests.  He had a ready handshake for everyone he met and always finished a conversation with the words be good to yourself.

Bill was the husband of the late Mary Jane Utt nee Massad and the late Dolores Utt nee Walling.  

He is survived by a sister Marjorie Robinson nee Utt, daughters Debra J Williams and Marjorie A Mattes (Paul) five granddaughters, their spouses, five great grandchildren and beloved members of the Walling family.

Born March 29, 1923 in Scranton, PA he was the son of the late William W. Utt, Sr. and the late Mable Rickert Utt.

Bill was proud to serve in the US Marines during World War II, stationed in the Phillipines working as a metalsmith on aircraft carriers, and again as a reservist during the Korean War.  He graduated from Alfred University in 1950.

Bill had worked as a Sales Executive for ARCO LP Gas for over 30 years and after retiring he worked as Court Clerk in the Prothonotary office of the Chester County Courthouse.

A long-time member of the Alexandria Bay, NY Chamber of Commerce, he helped to develop the 1000 Island speed boat races in the 1950s.  He was also a member of the American Legion and an active volunteer in the Republican Party for many years.

Bill enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, league bowling and especially spending time in the 1000 Islands.  He was a member of the Glenhardie Country Club in Wayne, PA for 30 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Visitation on Friday May 17, 2019 from 10:00am -11:00am at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, 410 N. Church St., West Chester, PA followed by his Memorial Service at 11:00am.  610-696-1181

Interment will be in Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Save The River, dedicated to preserving the Saint Lawrence River in upstate New York (

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Save The River
dedicated to preserving the, Saint Lawrence River in upstate NY

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