William Ledger Everett
William Ledger Everett, 89, of Ewing died peacefully on Monday, July 4, at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro surrounded by his family.
Bill was a graduate of Trenton Central High Central, class of 1945, and Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II on the USS Myles C. Fox, (DD-829). A licensed funeral director since 1948, he was the owner of Poulson & Van Hise Funeral Home for many years and was later associated with the M. William Murphy Funeral Home.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 55 years, G. Ellen Cusack Everett; mother, Edith Ledger Everett; five sisters, Jane Everett, Dolores Dragann, Virginia Riley, Mary Clark and Rosemary Graham. He is survived by his eight children, Susan Opielski, Maureen Gargione and husband Italo, Timothy W. Everett and wife Ellen, Michele DeMatteo and husband John, Ann Christensen and husband Kirt, Louise Panebianco and husband Michael, Maryellen Everett and husband Richard Dudding, and Matthew Everett and wife Laura; 23 grandchildren; 2 great-grandsons; cousin, Rollin Hughes, MD; and nieces and nephews.
The very definition of a gentleman, Bill epitomized character, integrity and devotion to family. His love for Ellen was legendary.
"He was a man. Take him for all in all. I shall not look upon his like again.”
The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 7, from 6 - 8pm at the M. William Murphy funeral Home, 935 Parkway Avenue, Ewing, NJ.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, 10am, at Our Lady of Good Counsel, 137 W. Upper Ferry Road, West Trenton. Private burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Lambertville.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or www.stjude.org.
Posted on 05 Jul 2016 by MFH