William “Bill” Paul Rhodes III of Kennett Square

William “Bill” Paul Rhodes III, 61, of Kennett Square, died Friday March 25, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the loving husband of Kathleen Root Rhodes, with whom he shared 19 years of marriage.

Born in Wilmington, and raised in New Castle, he was a son of the late William and the late Jane (Marshall) Rhodes.

Bill worked for Stonegates retirement community in Centerville, for more than 15 years. He enjoyed assisting residents as their maintenance technician.

Bill attended Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in New York, N.Y. on a regular basis where his youngest son Nicholas is a Chorister in the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and a student of the Saint Thomas Choir School. Locally, he attended Church of the Advent in Kennett Square.

He was a hardworking man, devoted to his family and enjoyed craft beer, riding motorcycles, skiing, visiting Manhattan with his wife and boys and vacationing in the Outer Banks and Maine.

Survivors include, in addition to his wife, two sons, Marshall S. Rhodes and Nicholas P. Rhodes and one brother, John M. Rhodes of New Castle. He was predeceased by a half-brother, Francis P. Cassidy.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends from 12:30 – 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Hartefeld National, 1 Hartefeld Drive, Avondale, PA 19311. A Memorial service and reception elebrating his life will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be held privately at Gracelawn Memorial Park in New Castle. Contributions in Bill’s memory may be made to Saint Thomas Choir School 202 W. 58th Street, NY, NY 10019 or Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E. Marshall St., Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380. Flowers are being provided by Kennett Florist, 610-444-6040. To view Bill’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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