Obituary for William Pentecost
William Anthony Pentecost - beloved husband, father, uncle, grandfather, and great grandfather – departed this life on September 11, 2017 at Arbor Oaks in Greenacres, Florida, at the age of 92.
Bill was born on March 14, 1925 in Ozone Park, Queens, the second of three sons born to James and Ida Pentecost. His two brothers, Dave and Norman, predeceased him. He married the love of his life, Jeanne Durante, on January 17th, 1948 – their marriage lasted 63 years, until her death in January 2012, and produced three children, Jim, Tom, and Sue.
Bill served in the Navy during World War II, and upon returning to New York, he graduated from Queens College. He worked for the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Company, eventually becoming a very successful Sales Manager in the greater Boston area.
He is survived by his three children, Tom’s wife Denise, his grandchildren Katie and her husband Danny Longley, Mitchell and Cara, and his great grandchildren Ava and Claire.
The viewing will take place from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19 at Forest Hills Palm City Chapel, 2001 SW Murphy Rd., Palm City, Florida 34990.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 20 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, followed by entombment at Forest Hills Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made in his name to a charity close to his heart: Hope Rural School, 15929 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, FL 34956. (http://www.hoperuralschool.org/)
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