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1951 William 2021

William "Billy" Ellis Donicker, Jr.

July 20, 1951 — November 20, 2021



William “Billy” Ellis Donicker, Jr.

A Genuinely Good Person -

William “Billy” Ellis Donicker, Jr., age 70, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021.  Billy was born on Friday, July 20, 1951, in Mechanicsburg to the late William Ellis Donicker, Sr. and Betty Jane (Bailey) Wentz.  In addition to his parents, Billy is preceded in death by his brother, Robert “Sonny” F. Mutzabaugh; his sister, Dorothy “Dottie” Bashore; and his beloved golden retriever, Bailey.

Billy’s survivors include his four children: William “Billy” Ellis Donicker, III and wife, Tricia, of Middletown, Lori Hoffner and husband, Patrick, of Middletown, Linda Donicker of Harrisburg, BJ William Donicker and wife, Krystal, of New Cumberland; his eight grandchildren; his one great-grandchild; his two sisters: Goldie Taylor and husband, Herb, of Dillsburg, Freda “Dee” Bailey of Wormleysburg; several nieces and nephews; and his darling golden retriever, Cats.

Billy was a member of the American Legion Post #109 in Mechanicsburg.  He enjoyed going camping and had a site in Raystown Lake for about six years. Billy was quite the cook; his dishes were always described as excellent.  He truly loved his kids and was very proud of his grandchildren.  Billy was a genuinely good person who would help anyone in need.

Billy’s family will be remembering his life privately.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Billy’s life can be made to any animal rescue of the donor’s choosing, particularly one for dogs.

Billy’s family has entrusted his care to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Billy’s full obituary, offer condolences and sympathy, share stories and memories, upload photographs and videos, light a candle and sign his official guest book by visiting

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