William James Shirey

February 28, 1927January 8, 2021

William J. Shirey, 93, of Douglassville. Husband of June L. (Breitenstein) Shirey. Passed away in the Reading Hospital on Friday January 8, 2021. Born in Douglassville, he was the last surviving child of Jeanette (Parker) and Edwin Shirey. He was employed by Bethlehem Steel in Pottstown and later Bethlehem for over 35 years working in the Accounting Department. He was also a manager for the Amity AC Pool for many years. William was a member of St. Paul’s UCC in Amity. He served in the US Marine Corps during WWII. William is survived by his daughters, Debra J. wife of George Heron of Loudon, TN. and Cindy A. wife of Rick Weil of Douglassville. Granddaughters, Jessica Weil of Temple and Elizabeth Heron of Bel Air, MD. Funeral services will be held at St. Paul’s UCC 1979 Weavertown Road Douglassville, PA. 19518 on Thursday January 14, 2021 at 11:30 AM. Family and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Burial will be in St. Paul's UCC Cemetery, Douglassville, PA Arrangements by the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc. 111 North Reading Ave. Boyertown, PA. 19512 Online condolences may be made at


  • June L. (Breitenstein) Shirey, Wife
  • Debra J. Heron (George), Daughter
  • Cindy A. Weil (Rick), Daughter
  • Jessica Weil, Granddaughter
  • Elizabeth Heron, Granddaughter
  • Jeanette (Parker) Shirey, Mother (Deceased)
  • Edwin Shirey, Father (Deceased)


  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, January 14, 2021


William James Shirey

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Carol Heist

January 12, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Shirey's passing. There are so many wonderful memories of our years at the Amity AC Pool. I will keep the Shirey Family in my prayers.

Carol Heist