William "Bill" Daniel Gentry

June 7, 1956May 15, 2021

On May 15, 2021, Bill Gentry, loving husband and father, passed unexpectedly. Surviving him is his beloved wife, Dawn, his three children, Matthew, Corinne and Megan, and his daughter-in-law, Kate. Son of James O’Conor, Sr. and Lacy (nee Cummings) Gentry, Bill was one of ten siblings and will be dearly missed by his brothers and sisters Lacy, Jim, Ann, Jack, Joan, Bob, Tom, Melanie, Joe and their spouses. He will be remembered fondly by his in-laws, Barbara, Francis “Skip,” Mary, Judy, and their spouses, as well as his many friends and relatives. An avid golfer and racquetball player, Bill will be remembered most for his bustling sense of humor, strong work ethic, and abiding sense of love for his family.

Relatives and friends are invited to gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Rd, Nottingham, MD, 21236, on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, between the hours of 3:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral services to be held on-site on Thursday, May 20th, 2021, at 10am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Bill’s name to the Blessed Sacrament Church, 4103 Old York Rd. Baltimore, MD 21218.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, May 20, 2021



William "Bill" Daniel Gentry

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Steve Napoli

May 24, 2021

My heartfelt condolences to Bill’s family.

I worked with Bill on the business and professional level over 15 years, and we developed a personal friendship over the years. Bill was larger than life, had an amazing sense of humor, and beyond that was a compassionate and caring soul. Bill would always ask how I was and my family was, and not just on the surface, he very much cared.

Bill will be greatly missed by myself and our entire team.

God Bless you, Bill, and God Bless your family.

Steve Napoli

Paul & Diana Morris

May 20, 2021

We did not have a lot of interaction with Bill, but whenever we would, he always greeted us with a smile. He will be missed!

Native American Prayer for Grieving -
I give you this one thought to keep
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone
I am with you still in each new dawn.

Julia Slaughter

May 20, 2021

Corinne & Megan,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I could take away your pain that you both are going through.
I am saddened that I could not be there in person to see the both of you, instead of virtual.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.
Please let me know if you need anything.
Julia Slaughter

Linda Durkota (Baginski)

May 20, 2021

Very saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of your family and hoping your memories of Billy help comfort you and help bring you peace.

Danny Jones

May 19, 2021

I had the pleasure of playing raquetball with Bill for the last twenty years and the last two years playing golf. We always had a lot of fun . We called him down the middle Bill cause his drives were always straight on the golf course. I'm really going to miss such a great guy. Always had a smile, never had anything negative to say. Please feel free to reach out to me if there's anything I can do

Scott Higbie

May 19, 2021

My sincerest condolence's to the Gentry family. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for the last 6 years as a subcontractor for Exelon. He was kind, funny!, and a pleasure to be around. What a great guy. I will remember him always and hope he is resting peacefully.
- Scott Higbie (Power Solutions).

James Fischer

May 18, 2021

Dear Dawn, Matthew, Corinne and Megan and Kate. I was shocked by the news of your Husband and Dad’s sudden death this past Saturday. I am never quite sure what to say during this trying time, but I am to say the least praying for you all and the rest of your family. I met Billy in grade school and along with many friends spent many good times with he and his family over the years. Blessed Sacrament I don’t believe ever quite recovered from some of our antics during those early years. We still reminisced about them every time I would see him over the years at the Merritt or other functions. He was a constant with the online BSS group and the reunions that we shared. I will miss him and hope that the memories that you have last longer than my friendship with him. You all are part of the Gentry family and along with them you have my support. Sincerely, Jim Fischer

Shannon Mowl

May 18, 2021

I wanted to extend my sympathy to the Gentry family. I am an IT Project Manager at Exelon and was blessed to cross paths with Bill this year as he was supporting the ADMS project for the data center build at EOB. Due to COVID we didn't actually meet face to face, but he was always a voice of reassurance on a stand-up call that I could count on that something would be taken care of. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Donna Rzepka

May 17, 2021

Growing up with the Gentrys at Blessed Sacrament, my thoughts n prayers are with you. Bobby n Tommy were my classmates. John 14:1-3,6

Judith McCleaf

May 17, 2021

Bill was a great brother-in-law,and husband,father,friend! If you needed any help anytime he was there! Bill you will surely be missed! Love Judy