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In Memory of

Wilbur L. Mace

November 24, 1919 - March 26, 2015

Obituary


Wilbur L. “Bill” Mace, 95, of Zellwood, FL passed away on March 26, 2015. He was born in Milan, Illinois on November 24, 1919 to the late Ora E. and Hazel Nina Mace. Bill was a retired veteran of the United States Navy after 22 years of dedicated service, and retired with the title of Chief Warrant Officer. He met his late wife, Ann, in Dec. of 1944 and the two were married in May of 1945. They shared 58 wonderful years of marriage together before Ann’s passing in June of 2003. Bill also worked...

Wilbur L. “Bill” Mace, 95, of Zellwood, FL passed away on March 26, 2015. He was born in Milan, Illinois on November 24, 1919 to the late Ora E. and Hazel Nina Mace. Bill was a retired veteran of the United States Navy after 22 years of dedicated service, and retired with the title of Chief Warrant Officer. He met his late wife, Ann, in Dec. of 1944 and the two were married in May of 1945. They shared 58 wonderful years of marriage together before Ann’s passing in June of 2003. Bill also worked as an Administrator for a hospital in the Florida Keys. He was a very organized man. Besides being organized, Bill was known for being a jokester. He loved to make others laugh, and did so even in his final moments with the team caring for him. He was very social and loved to dance and spend time with friends. Bill was also a member of the AMVETS. He will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved him.



Bill was preceded in passing by his parents; his wife, Ann; and his 2 sisters.



He is survived by his nieces Joyce Wells, Susan Wells, Mary Jane Hoyt, and Mary Ann Averette; nephew Richard Averette; sister-in-law Kathleen Wells; close friend Louise DeMinck; as well as many other close friends.



A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 18 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery at 10:00am.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Disabled American Vets at PO Box 14301, Cincinati, Ohio 45250-0301 or Help to Hospitalized Veterans, PO Box 5025, Hagerstown, Maryland 2-741-5025.



Arrangements are under the care of Baldwin Fairchild Apopka.