William “Bill” C. Hutchins of Hockessin

William “Bill” C. Hutchins, 92, of Hockessin, died Monday, May 8, at Brackenville Center in Hockessin. He was the husband of Ruth Gabel Hutchins, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage.

William “Bill” C. Hutchins

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Albert E. and the late Louise (Pinchoff) Hutchins. Mr. Hutchins served during WWII in the Signal Corp of the Army and was stationed in England and France.

He was a civil engineer working for several companies, retiring from PSE&G at the Hope Creek Nuclear Facility in Salem, N.J.

During retirement, Bill and Ruth enjoyed traveling and especially enjoyed cruising to Alaska. He enjoyed photography, cooking and gardening. Most importantly, Bill adored his family.

In addition to his wife Ruth, Bill will be missed by his three sons, William Jr. and his wife Mary of Hockessin, David and his wife Barbara of Middlesex, N.J. and Andrew of Toms River, N,J. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Sarah Meldrum (Samuel), Mary Keino (Andrew Kiptoo), Elizabeth Hutchins Dorsey (Timothy), Kimberly Hutchins and David Jr. and two great-grandchildren, Charles and Eloise Meldrum.

You are invited to visit with Bill’s family and friends from 1-2 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  A service celebrating Bill’s life will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be held privately in Brigadier General William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Jersey. Contributions in his memory may be made to Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St. Suite 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com.

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