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Schuylkill County Obituaries

William Walinchus, 56 – Proud Member of West End Fire and Rescue

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william walinchus obituary

William John Walinchus, 56, of Mahanoy City, passed away Sunday, November 29th, at his residence.

Billy John was born in Mahanoy City, on October 29, 1964, a son of Carolyn (Lieberman) Walinchus, of Mahanoy City and the late William F. Walinchus.

He graduated from Marian Catholic High School Class of 1983.

He was a member of Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish Mahanoy City where he served as a Eucharistic minister.

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Billy John did janitorial work at the Mahanoy City Public Library, also worked for many years at the former JE Morgan Knitting Mills and Universal Forest Products in Gordon.

He belonged to and was a proud member of the West End Fire and Rescue. He was also volunteered as an Ambulance attendant for many years with the Mahanoy City EMS and part time help for the Citizens Fire Company.

Billy John is survived by a sister, Caroline Mlynek, of Mahanoy City. a brother, Peter, husband of Ann Walinchus, of Mahanoy City; nieces and nephews: Matt, Krystal, Mark, Kelly, and Caitlyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City, PA, at 11 AM on Thursday, December 3rd, with Rev. Kevin P. Gallagher officiating.

Friends may call Wednesday December 2, 6 to 8 PM and Thursday December 3, 9 to 10:30 AM at the funeral home. Due to Covid-19 masks are required, try to limit attendance. Social distancing is a must.

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Interment will be at St. Fidelis Cemetery Mahanoy City.

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