William “Bill” Sedgwick, Jr.

William Arthur Sedgwick, Jr. “Bill”, a resident of Hatfield, passed away Monday September 6, 2021.  He was 78.  Born in Philadelphia (Roxborough), he was the son of the late William A. and Thelma (Williams) Sedgwick, Sr., and the brother of the late Richard B. Sedgwick. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Harriet (Nilsson) Sedgwick; beloved children Alison Pluck (Joseph), William R. Sedgwick (Colleen), Christian M. Sedgwick (Janet) and Lauren Pownall (Kevin); and 13 cherished grandchildren. He was also a caring uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Bill was truly a man of substance and character. Stationed in Germany for several years, he served as a specialist in the Army of the U.S. Armed Forces. He worked for the Budd Company for 38 years. He was a generous man with deep faith and conviction. He always emphasized putting God first and to follow the lessons of the Bible. Bill was an avid athlete, known as “Scooter”, excelling in football and track. Admirable in every way, Bill was an adoring husband and dedicated father who treasured spending time with his family. He encouraged his family to get a good education, work hard in every endeavor and to find a job you love. Bill could always be found on the sidelines watching his children and grandchildren play sports and never missed a Duke Women’s Soccer game.

Friends and relatives are invited to share condolences with the family, 9- 11 AM, Monday, September 13, 2021, at Scanlin-McDonald Funeral Home, 175 East Butler Avenue, Chalfont, PA. His Memorial Service will begin at 11 AM.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA  22116-7023 or https://www.diabetes.org/donate

9 Comments

Heather O’Neill

Bill was the quiet, thoughtful and loyal patriarch of a fantastic family. The glint in his eye and smile on his face seemed perpetual. Til we meet again, Bill. Xoxo.

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Cleary Clarke Maly

Pop’s you will be deeply missed. You were a 2nd father to me, letting me spend the long weekends during college with your adorable family. You also cheered me on from the sidelines when my parents were not able to attend the games and matches. My nickname is Clear was created by you. RIP

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Kim Kelly (Rowley)

Thinking of you all! I have many fond memories of your dad from our elementary years and up through our 20’s. After college I would see him on his walks on the Ridge and he would always stop to talk. He was always friendly and so kind. Thinking of you all during this extremely difficult time.

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Vince Viola

A true gentleman and role model for all of us. Always the coolest guy in the room and not sure he ever realized how adored he was. Love of wife. Love of family. Respected by all. We should all be so lucky. RIP UNC. Lotta love to the Sedgwick Family.

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Love, JoAnne Bergandino

This is a beautiful tribute to Bill. I will miss our chats while waiting for a court. Such a friendly and much admired man. He already is missed. Sincere condolences to Harriet and family.

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Christopher Gaffney

Billy and I retired on the same day. July 1st 2003 the yr..Budds closed. He ALWAYS treated me with respect. GREAT guy. My heart goes out to the family. R I P

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Jimmy murphy

Sorry for your loss! He was the man amongst men! He was always aces to me and my family! He always treated me as family! He was just one of a kind! Again sorry for your loss! I’ll see U’s on Monday! LUVU’s always & forever, Jimmy, Lori & family!

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