William George Higgins

October 8, 1948March 16, 2021
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William George Higgins Sr., also known as Billy or Popi, went home to Jesus on March 16, 2021 at the age of 72. William was born to Elwood and Mildred Higgins on October 8, 1948 in Camden, New Jersey. William is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Theresa, adoring children, Michele Louise, Kelly Renee, William George Jr., beloved grandchildren, Chastity Shai, Miah Charity, Contessa Blanca, Velvet Teressa, Victor Elijah and Alexander William. He is also survived by four brothers and three sisters. William was stationed in Germany serving his country in the US Army. In 1970, he met the love of his life, Theresa Higgins and they were married on October 6th, 1973. William and Theresa had three beautiful children and created a wonderful and faithful life together. William also loved his son in law, Victor Manuel, as his own son. While he was a dedicated and loving husband and father, Williams pride and joy, was being a grandfather to his six grandchildren, who will miss their Popi dearly. Throughout his entire life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him. He enjoyed fishing on his boat and hunting, but nothing could compare to the love he had for his family. Family and friends can gather at the Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home located at 27 Washington St, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301 on Friday, March 26th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. He will be laid to rest at Chapel Lawn Memorial Park located at 4115 Memorial Hwy, Dallas, PA 18612 at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27th. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to the American Heart Association.


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Theresa Higgins

March 26, 2021

You are and always will be my Hunnybunny. The love of my life. I ask why ?
Why did God have to take you now but you were his first. He alone brought us together, it was His plan.
No longer will we dance to roses are red . I wanted to dance one more time in the rain with you... no longer will we go fishing on the boat . Thank you for the beautiful times we had together, thank you for the loving family we shared together. No longer will you hold me in your arms and tell me everything‘s gonna be OK. Now all I have is your pillow to cry on. No longer will I get to kiss your lips . I love you I miss you my Hunnybunny. You were the best-husband, loving father and popi anyone could have A man of faith and integrity.. . when you would leave the house and I say you got your phone you got your wallet and you would answer yes and I would say you got my love . you have my love forever Hunnybun . Till God brings me home to be with you I love you and miss you with all my heart. bye my love. Love me ❤️

Xander Higgins

March 25, 2021

Popi,I'm never gonna forget the nights we would sit down at the table with Nani and Dad and play cards. Could have been any card game uno, phase 10 or even rummy. It was almost as competitive as a sports half the time it was always who wins and it didn't matter how you won either. You taught me many things, I have developed many traits from you that have helped create my character. Thank you for all the things you've done for me. I know didn't say it as much but I have and will always mean it I love you and miss you soo much.

Christine Higgins

March 25, 2021

I should have said this while you were still with us, but I really hope you know how grateful I am for all you did for Will (BJ), Xander, and I, all your thoughtful gifts throughout the years, and most of all for you being such a good man and raising a son just like you. I’m grateful that my son has a Popi like you to look up to and has so many memories that he will cherish. I’m grateful for the lessons you taught him which will no doubt make him a better man. I’m grateful that I get to raise my son with yours. While Will and I may no longer be married, things have worked out so well because of how good of a man your son is and that I attribute to you and Terri. I will miss your laugh/cry and seeing you at a Xander’s games. I’ll never forget you and I’ll never let your grandson forget how amazing of a Popi he had. I don’t think he’ll have to look beyond a mirror for a reminder, though. So until we meet again please watch over all the grandkids and I hope you are at peace. You deserve nothing less. Sending my love to heaven. ❤️

William Higgins

March 25, 2021

My Dadda, where do I start.....I love you!!!
You have taught me what it is to be a man, a father and a dad. The past 4 yrs we have came so close and you are my best friend.
The memories we have I will cherish for all time. If I had to pick a memory that is most recent and sticks in my head is that you called me and asked if I wanted to sight in your rifle. I said “Sure I am on my way”. We sighted it in and 1 took 3 shots sitting down 1 left ,1 right and final on was high. You said let me see it. You were standing next to me grabbed the rifle put (1) bullet in the chamber, aimed and fired.... dead center.
You said keep practicing my son and tapping me on my shoulder and laughing.
Until we meet again just remember I love you and will miss you everyday My father,My Dadda and My best friend!
Love you,

Miah Salgado

March 24, 2021

I’ve been putting this moment off, pop. It’s hard to try to reduce our relationship to a single memory. My earliest memory is our father daughter Girl Scout dance. I can remember the silver skirt and your handlebar mustache like it was yesterday. I remember going to church with you and Nani in the little green Saturn that would eventually be mine. The cassette tapes pressed into my side as you hauled us down to Greentown to learn about our Lord and Savior. Even as I grew you were always by my side. From visiting me in NYC to teaching me about plants and their growth patterns. You were always a phone call away. I wish I had another night of dominos and uno with you. I wish I could hold your ‘I love you’ hand one more time. I will carry your love with me always. Until we meet again pop. Hopefully by then I can beat you in phase 10.

Love always,
Your Miah

Cathleen Burge

March 22, 2021

I went to high school with you and I got to be your friend I introduce you to my sister Terry and it was love at first sight that was 48 years ago and three beautiful children now you’re more then friend you are so my brother-in-law now you are the best brother-in-law a girl can have I’m sure going to miss you there’s no other way to say it you have touched so many peoples lives and didn’t even know it do you have the kindest heart never complain about anything i’m going to miss you George love Cat

Kelly Higgins

March 22, 2021

My daddy, my heart is broken and I can’t even imagine. I miss you so much. You have taught me so much, hard work does pay off. I just wanna make you proud, I remember being in the hospital sick and you didn’t notice that I had gotten a reaction to some medication. You taught me to play baseball and basketball. I will never get to dance with you at my wedding. Oreo misses you . I love you and until we meet again keep me safe.

Victor Elijah Salgado

March 22, 2021

I never thought I would be writing this so soon but I’m really gonna miss you Popi. All the life lessons you taught me have made me the man I am today. I’m gonna miss watching all the Yankee games at the house and getting excited watching them with you. I’m gonna miss the sarcasm you always used to give me and the rest of my sisters. I love you so much Popi and this isn’t a goodbye, it’s just I’ll see ya later.

Chastity De Oleo

March 22, 2021

“The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep.” The perfect quote to define my childhood with you. Popi taught me what it means to work hard. Whenever I asked for money to buy clothes he would put me to work- whether it was mowing the grass which he quickly noticed how much I hated so he kept me busy inside. Popi brought me fishing, bowling and to many school/Girl Scout events. He taught me that getting good grades earned a reward. In this case, $25.00 every time I hit the honor roll. He even wrote me a beautiful note in college, to make the deans list. I will miss Christmas time with you and your beard and our cookie baking. I’m so thankful our last cookie day with you was in my house last year. I will miss our texts about the Yankees playing and if I am there. I will also miss your zucchini muffins. The last time you made them you asked me if I wanted some and you put them aside. When I forgot them at moms house, I remember how upset you got that I forgot them. I still have some saved in my freezer. The memory or thing I will miss most of all is you. I will miss hearing you say “love ya” when I’m on the phone with Nani. I love you Popi and I will always hold you close to my heart.

Ann Generazio

March 21, 2021

I'm So Sorry for your loss, Now in our Lords hands he is safe, until you meet again, he'll watch over you all.
R.I.B. Billy, God Bless