William Lloyd Sunday

Born: Mon., Nov. 10, 1924
Died: Sat., Apr. 22, 2017


5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Apr. 26, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church


12:15 PM Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: Chestnut Hill Cemetery


1:15 PM Thu., Apr. 27, 2017
Location: Snapper's Bar & Grill

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William “Bill” Lloyd Sunday

Served His Country, Family, & Community -

William “Bill” Lloyd Sunday, age 92, of Mechanicsburg, died on Saturday, April 22, 2017.  Bill was born on Monday, November 10, 1924 in Mechanicsburg to the late Samuel T. Sunday and Anna (Lloyd) Sunday.  Bill was the widower of Betty (Fasnacht) Sunday, who died on June 27, 2006.  In addition to his parents and wife, Bill is preceded in death by his son, Jeffrey Andrew Sunday.

Bill’s survivors include his daughter, Dawn Sunday of Mechanicsburg and Ardmore; his two grandchildren: Noel Shadowen of Philadelphia, Nicholas “Nick” Shadowen of Miami, FL; his niece Bonnie Wurzbach of Corpus Christi, TX; his very best friend, Natalie “Nat” Blouch of Mechanicsburg; and his close family friends: Tierna Stockley of Mechanicsburg and Mitzi Chverchko of Carlisle. 

Bill graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1942.  He joined the United States Navy to fight in World War II after he began attending the University of Pennsylvania.  Bill then graduated from Midshipmen’s School at Cornell University in 1944.   He reported aboard the USS McConnell DE 163 as an Antisubmarine Warfare Officer and served as Gunnery Officer until the Japanese surrender when he announced the surrender to all hands on deck.  Upon his return to school, Bill graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1948 with a bachelor of science in economics.   In 1950, Bill then graduated from the Dickinson School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.).  He was then admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1951 and began his practice of municipal and estate law on Main Street in Mechanicsburg.

Bill was a member of the Cumberland County Board of View in 1958, the Mechanicsburg Area School Board from 1961-1973, where he served as president from 1964-1965 and 1970-1972.  He was also a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, where he served as president in 1977 and of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Bill served as a solicitor for Silver Spring Township from 1959-1962, Monroe Township from 1960-1962, Upper Allen Township from 1968-1975, the Upper Allen Township Authority from 1969-1977 and the Borough of Mechanicsburg for over 40 years from 1962-2003.  He retired from practicing law in 2015 at the age of 90, after almost 65 years of serving his community in Mechanicsburg.  Bill was a lifelong member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg.  He was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania, the Nittany Lion Club, American Legion Post #109, Eureka Masonic Lodge #302 F&AM, Mechanicsburg Club, and West Shore Elks.  

Bill was a big Penn State fan and he loved watching the Nittany Lions play football.  He also enjoyed golfing in his free time.  Bill was very proud of his family, especially his grandchildren and their achievements.  Bill’s life exemplified personal and professional integrity as well as dedication and service to his country, family and community.  Bill is going to be missed by his family and the countless number of friends that made him so well known in Mechanicsburg.  

All are welcome to join Bill’s family at his viewing on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 and on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. for his service at St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church, 117 West Keller Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Pastor Randall J. Marburger officiating.  Burial will follow in Chestnut Hill Cemetery in Mechanicsburg, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard.  

Bill’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Snapper’s Bar & Grill, 120 East Allen Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, following the burial.

Contributions in celebration of Bill’s life can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania (HCP), 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110, www.HospiceOfCentralPA.org.

Bill’s family has entrusted his care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Bill’s full obituary, view his portrait, and sign his official guest book at Buhrig.com.

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Dick Fox
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017

Deepest condolences to Dawn & company, is what been a tough year for the Sunday family ( re; Jeff, etc. ). Bill was a good and very interesting man ( to say the least ) !

Warm Regards, Dick Fox

vicky bogus
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
always enjoyed talking with Bill when he came in to the local business where I worked in downtown Mechanicsburg...such a special, special man. My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn and the family. RIP

Charlyn Guerriero
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
Dear Dawn, Noel and Nick,

I know how very much you will miss your Dad and Grandfather.

I will always treasure my years of working with your Mom and Grandfather. Bill was extremely proud of his family. You didn't have to know Bill for very long before you realized there was a kind, loving man in his core.

Rest well old friend.

You will be missed Bill.

Carmen V. Betoni Jr.
   Posted Sun April 23, 2017
RIP Mr. Sunday - You were a very special man, and will be missed by many!
I always enjoyed our talks about you attending Penn, and all of the Philly landmarks, including Franklin Field and the Eagles.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Sunday family.

Jeanne Costopoulos
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Dearest Dawn, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. May God bless and provide comfort to you and your family during this difficult time.

Jo Mitchell
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
As a young person growing up in Mechanicsburg, I knew Mr. Sunday to be a well-respected and much-admired leader and lawyer. His reputation for civic service and professionalism influenced my decision to also become a lawyer. He was a pillar of the community and county. You have my sympathy.

Beth Batoha
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Dear Dawn and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Your father was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. I really enjoyed working for you and him. He, as well as all of you, are in our thoughts and prayers.
Beth Batoha

Sandy Mattern Futral
   Posted Mon April 24, 2017
Dear Dawn,
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time in your life. I'll never forget the kindness your family offered me and the warmth of a family. I know it's been years, but I pray for you and know Bill lived life til the very end. I wish I'd get the chance to be there in person but hope you know how much he was loved and respected by me.
My love and prayers,
Sandy Mattern

Linda Cecconello
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Dear Dawn,

I am sadden to read that your father has passed away. I still remember visiting the office and he greeted me as I walked in the door. I know he will be missed a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rhea Brosius
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
At the rising sun and at it's going down;We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter;We remember them.
At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring;We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer;We remember them.
At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn;We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends;We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

Dawn, so sorry for all your loss, sorry about Jeff too.

Your family was so helpful in my Horse venture, reaching down into Florida to Jeff.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they sill be comforted.
Blessings to you and your family, in my prayers and thoughts.

God bless you all.

Jeff Boggs
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad (and brother), Dawn. Thinking of you. Best regards, Jeff

Victor Morrison
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Good friend,good man and good neighbor
Our thoughts are with you and the family
we are now residing in fla
Many fond memories of Bill
Barbara and Victor Morrison

Cathy Boyle
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Dawn: So sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You were a good daughter to him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless, Cathy

Bessie Jacobs Jamieson
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
My father, Robert Lee Jacobs, was a good friend of Bill sunday. In his last years (he died 2006), he met with Mr. Sunday for lunch at the Carlisle Country Club, or in Mechanicsburg. Sorry for your loss, but it looks like he had a good life.

Mark Mattern
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Dear Dawn, My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this sad time of your father's passing. Your dad was always so kind to me. My prayers are with you.

Janet Sloand
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
Dear Dawn, Nick and Noel,
My deepest thoughts and condolences to you at this time of great loss. Your dad was a giant among men who cared deeply about his family, his friends, his world and his community. His presence will be missed greatly on this earth and his passing will leave a sadness in your hearts.
My thoughts, prayers and hugs are sent your way in hopes to comfort you just a bit. Keep his memory alive!
All my love,

Janet Gelwicks
   Posted Wed April 26, 2017
My husband and I were very sad to hear of Bills passing and our hearts go out to his daughter and friends. Our condolences especially go to Doug Murphy who was always there for Bill when his family could not be. Doug did more for Bill Sunday than any friend I know of, he was always getting him out when he could and took care of Bills property. I am so sorry for your loss of such a good friend Doug.

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