William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub” of Wilmington

William C. DuRoss

William C. DuRoss

William C. DuRoss “Bill” “Chub”, 74, of Wilmington, died Thursday, Oct. 8, at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington, DE.  He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Teague DuRoss, with whom he shared 35 years of marriage.

Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph and the late Mary (Fanning) DuRoss. Mr. DuRoss served our country from November 1958 to February 1962 in the US Army.

He was a mechanic for over 40 years working for Hagley Museum/DuPont and  Deldot/State of Delaware, retiring in 2005

He was a longtime member of Holy Child Catholic Church and St. Patrick Church in Kennett Square.  He owned a 6 pound cannon and was a member of Brandywine Creek Gun Fighters.  He enjoyed dancing, hunting, fishing and was a collector of old guns.  He enjoyed playing the drums and listening to the oldies. He also enjoyed spending time with his family, cookouts and holiday dinners.

Survivors include in addition to his wife Peg, daughters, Bernadette Miller (Paul), Lisa Ann Allen and her fiancé Jim McCraw of New Castle; twins sons, William Charles DuRoss, Jr. and John Joseph DuRoss both of New Castle,; five sisters, Peg Efta of New Castle, Mary Beale of New Castle, Ann Petty of North Carolina, and Edna Smith (John) of Pennsylvania and six grandchildren. Stepchildren Paul Lozier, Sandra Johnson (Wally), Linda Markham (Tom), and a host of nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Michael, a brother Joseph and three sisters, Francis, Catherine and Jean.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. His funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square. Interment will be in St. Patrick Cemetery

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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