🇺🇸 William (Bill) J. Webb Jr., 80 – Co-founder of Webb Realty
William (Bill) J. Webb Jr., 80, of Shenandoah, died Thursday morning, December 26, at his residence with his loving wife, Jackie, by his side.
Born in Shenandoah on April 19, 1939, he was the son of the late William and Margaret (Rooney) Webb. He grew up in Mahanoy City and graduated from Mahanoy City High School class of 1957.
He was an Army Veteran serving from 1959 to 1961 where he was a musician and played the saxophone in the Army band and once performing for President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Following his honorable discharge he attended Penn State Main Campus and later attended McCann School of Business where he attained and Associates Degree in Accounting.
Bill lived in Shenandoah for the majority of his life and was employed at Atlas Power Plant as a supply purchasing agent for 10 years while pursuing his licenses within the insurance business.
He left Atlas and worked full-time for Bolich & Burke Inc. selling insurance before again furthering his education to become a licensed real estate agent. Later achieving his goals as a residential appraiser and certified broker appraiser and later honored with the title Realtor Emeritus. He then partnered with his employer to become Bolich, Burke & Webb Inc.
Bill developed a reputation as a prominent business man and he along with his wife Jackie started their own company Webb Realty. Bill was well loved and respected by his employees, clients, and peers alike. During the decades Webb Realty provided the surrounding communities with sales, appraisals, and notary services to anyone requiring assistance or his expertise.
His door was always open for business or friendly conversation.
Bill retired doing what he loved most – helping people – while supporting his community the best he knew how.
He was very active within the community belonging to many organizations such as: Shenandoah East End, Shenandoah Fish and Game, Lifetime member at Park Crest Fish and Game and Columbia hose Co., Prior President of Schuylkill County Board of Realtors, Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, JC’s, Rotary, and Past GG of the Infamous Rum Dums.
Not all of his life was spent working.
He and Jackie were together 24/7 and were rarely seen apart.
Enjoying the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting or just socializing with friends. They also spent many happy times vacationing with family where memories were made.
Bill was very proud of his children and grandchildren and “always” offered his love and support. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his son Chad. Surviving along with his loving wife of nearly 40 years is his Daugther and Son in law, Pamela and Greg Sweeney; Daughter and Son in law, Sandra and Andy Sinkler; Son Marc; Son and Daughter in law, Brian and Tracy Zellin; Grandchildren, Shane, Logan, Fallon, Marc, Chloe, Hunter, Hannah; Loving Beagle, Bella.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at Divine Mercy Parish in Shenandoah. Interment followed in St. Fidelis Cemetery in Mahanoy Township.
Contributions in Bill’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital would be appreciated by the family and accepted at the visitation. David D. Jarrett Funeral Home of Mahanoy City is in charge of arrangements. Please visit www.jarrettfuneralhome.com for more information.