William G. Deehan

Wednesday 19th of June 1935 - Wednesday 17th of November 2021

William G. Deehan

Services

Visitation

Nov 22, 2021 (9:30 am - 11:00 am)

Cathedral of Christ the King

299 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Mass

Nov 22, 2021 (11:00 am )

Cathedral of Christ the King

299 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY

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Clergy Fr. Paul Prabell

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.

 

Guest Book

Jennifer Cunningham

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Catherine & Family, Our deepest condolences to you during this time of sorrow. Jennifer & Patrick Cunningham

8 months ago

Don & Virgina Thomas

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Bill was a long supporter of Kiwanis and a good friend he will be missed. Roena was his anchor and and a great Kiwanian also. We hope the family strength while he continues his journey. Don & Virginia Thomas

8 months ago

Julie Kelley

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Mrs Deehan and Cathy, Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Mr. Deehan. He was a kind and faith filled man. May he Rest In Peace.

8 months ago

Mike Johnson

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My deepest condolences for Roena and the Family, Bill was a super guy, a one of a kind. He lived life to the fullest, he will always bring a smile in my memories.

8 months ago

Brenda Broughton

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ROENA, So sorry for your loss.. You and Kathy are in my thoughts and prayers.

8 months ago

Gloria Williams

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I’m so sorry for your loss and offer my condolences to Roena, Cathy, and family. Praying for God to surround you and your family with his Love, Comfort, Strength , and Peace in Jesus’s name. Mr.&Mrs Freddie and Jean Williams

8 months ago