William G. Deehan
Wednesday 19th of June 1935 - Wednesday 17th of November 2021
William G. Deehan, 86, passed away in the early evening of Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Bill was born June 19, 1935, in Christ Hospital in Jersey City, New Jersey to the late Andrew Joseph Deehan and Catherine Margaret (Callahan) Deehan.
Bill grew up in Kearny, New Jersey and attended Newark College of Engineering, graduated from Fairleigh Dixon University and Stevens Institute of Technology earning is Master’s in engineering.
Bill worked for Western Electric until coming to Lexington to work for IBM where he retired in 1993. He was a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, Blue Grass Kiwanis, Spindletop Club, and the Cathedral of Christ the King. Bill’s knowledge of history was incredible, and one could always find him reading some type of history book. He also enjoyed playing tennis and his trips to the YMCA to work out where he made numerous friends over the years.
Bill leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Roena Martin Deehan and daughter, Catherine Mattie Rasner (Jerod); three grandchildren, Madeline Callahan, Liam Henry and Anna Cate Rasner, and four nephews, Drew, Timothy, Robert and Michael Deehan. In addition to his parents, his brother, Andrew Deehan, predeceased Bill.
Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mr. Deehan’s services in Lexington. Visitation will be Monday, November 22nd from 9:30 am – 11:00 am at Cathedral of Christ the King located at 299 Colony Blvd. with mass to follow at 11:00 am.
A graveside service will be held in Holy Cross Cemetery located at 340 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ, 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 24th .
To share a remembrance of Bill or to offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Charles (Chuck) Holdensays
Dear Roena, I was passing by your house today on the way to a store and thought of Bill. In looking at the internet to double check for your address I noticed the obituary for Bill. I did not realize he had passed. I used to work with Bill in facilities engineering and frequently saw him at the downtown Y too. I am truly sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I always enjoyed talking to Bill. Again, very sorry for your loss. Best Regards and Wishes for Healing, Chuck Holden
It was very sad to hear of Bill’s passing and I’m very sorry that I didn’t get a chance to see you and Bill again before he passed. I will always remember the nice time that Nick and I had when we arranged to meet with you and Bill in Gettysburg. It was so nice to have a lovely dinner together and give updates about our families and chat about old times in New Jersey. May God give you strength to move forward Roena
Susanne Todd (Lamb)says
My deepest sympathy to you all. Bill was such a lovely man and was so kind and generous to me and my whole family. We are thinking of you all and you are in our prayers. Lots of love Susanne and family.
Bill always made me feel welcome with a smile & a gracious wave of the hand to come on in. He made others feel comfortable talking freely on a multitude of subjects to those of us lucky enough to share those moments. His legacy lives on through his daughter and precious grandchildren. How wonderful for him to have such a devoted wife, Roena. God bless & give you strength.
I was saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He was a friend of more than fifty years, and I shall miss him. My deepest sympathy to Rowena, Cathy, and his grandchildren.
Kozon Davis Taylorsays
My prayers are with you and your.