William J. Cordier

March 14, 1933January 16, 2022
Obituary of William J. Cordier


Neill Funeral Home

William J. Cordier, 88, of Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022, in Butler Senior Living, Penbrook. Born March 14, 1933, in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late William W. and Frances C. (O’Brien) Cordier, and was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Lynn Cordier. William is survived by his wife of 67 years, Doris M. Drexler, who he married May 1, 1954; his children, Stephen (Beverly Foote) of Boiling Springs, PA, Donald (Maureen Ryan) of Sugar Land, TX, Mary Louise Stoner (Jeffrey Stoner) of Harrisburg, PA, and Joseph (Susan Arthur) of Pittsburg, PA; 8 grandchildren, Matthew Cordier, Bradley Stoner, Jennifer Wright, Kathryn Kutz, Jacqueline Easterday, Christine Burton, Michelle Ricketts, and Nicole Cordier, and ten great grandchildren. William retired as a construction foreman for Verizon and served in the U.S. Army reserves. He was a member of St. Margaret Mary Alacoyte Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, 4th degree; telephone pioneers, Penbrook American Legion, Post 730, and a graduate of Muhlenberg High School, class of 1951. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 11:00 am, in his church. A viewing will be held from 10:00 am, until the time of service, in the church. Burial will be in Gethsemane Cemetery in Reading, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 2800 Paxton Church Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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  • Doris M. (Drexler) Cordier Wife
  • Stephen Cordier (Beverly Foote) Son
  • Donald Cordier (Maureen Ryan) Son
  • Mary Louise Stoner (Jeffrey Stoner) Daughter
  • Joseph Cordier (Susan Arthur) Son
  • Matthew Cordier Grandson
  • Bradley Stoner Grandson
  • Jennifer Wright Granddaughter
  • Kathryn Kutz Granddaughter
  • Jacqueline Easterday Granddaughter
  • Chrtine Burton Granddaughter
  • Michelle Rickets Granddaughter
  • Nicole Cordier Granddaughter
  • William is also survived by ten great grandchildren.

    In addition to his parents, William W. and Frances C. (O'Brien) Cordier, William was preceded in death by his daughter, Diana Lynn Cordier.

  • St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 2800 Paxton Church Rd., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110

Past Services

Monday, January 24, 2022


Monday, January 24, 2022

Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, January 24, 2022