William F. Pullman III - Class Of 1963
William F. "Bill" Pullman, III
September 07, 1944 - October 16, 2016
William F. Pullman, III passed away peacefully on Sunday October 16, 2016 in his home surrounded by many loving family members and friends from advanced stages of Lewy Body Dementia.
Bill, as everyone knew him, was born September 7, 1944 in the blue collar working class neighborhood of Kensington in Philadelphia, PA to William F. Pullman II, and Mildred Ludlum.
A 1963 Graduate of Mastbaum Technical High School, Bill received his training in the Electrical Trade which would then become his lifelong occupation. He was employed by A.J. Lacourse Electrical Contractors until 1965, at which time he was willing to take a position sweeping floors in the production shop of the Heintz Corporation with the hopes of advancing to the Electrical Shop. Bill hung up his broom after 6 months when he was offered the position of a “C” electrician, eventually advancing to “B”, “A” and ultimately becoming the supervisor of the Electrical Shop he once hoped to only work in. He would go on to spend a total of 28 years with Heintz and a member of U.A.W. Local #830 until they closed their doors in 1993. Bill then spent the last 17 years of his career employed as an Electrician for Hahnemann University Hospital, and a member of District Council 1199c, until his retirement in 2010.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Lynn (nee Clark), his 3 children, William F. IV, Kevin (Heather), and Wendy; his 4 grandchildren Paige, Brian, Kevin Jr. and Brielle, to whom he was affectionately known as Pop.
He is also survived by his brother James Pullman (Colleen) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Barbara and Bernard Barton. And will be sorely missed by his dog, Beanie.
Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Thursday Eve 7-9 PM and Friday 8:15-9:45 AM at BURNS FUNERAL HOME, 9708 Frankford Ave. Phila., PA 19114 followed by his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM at St. Anselm’s Church. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family prefers donations in Bill’s memory to PENN Frontemporal Degeneration Center, 3 West Gates, 3400 Spruce St. Phila., PA 19104, ATTN: Christine Ray or click here to donate online. (checks payable to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania)