William Michael Willard

Born: Sat., Aug. 16, 1947
Died: Fri., Mar. 19, 2021


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 25, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Mar. 25, 2021
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 26, 2021
Location: St John the Evangelist Catholic Church

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William Michael "Mike" Willard, 73, Myersville died Friday March 19, 2021 at Frederick health Hospital. He was the husband of Lois Willard.

Born in Frederick on August 16, 1947 he was the son of the late William Clarence and Ellen Bernadette Zimmerman Willard. He was employed by the Safeway Corporation for forty-two years until his retirement. He was a member of St. John's the Evangelist Catholic Church, Frederick, was a1965 graduate of St. John's High School and also received his AA degree from Frederick Community College. He was an avid baseball fan of both the Orioles and Nats and also was avid Green Bay Packers cheesehead fan.

Surviving, besides his wife are three children Michael Jason Willard and wife Emily of Monrovia, Joshua William Willard of Myersville and Becky Willard Green and husband James of Myersville, two grandchildren Casey and Zak, one brother John Main of Brooklyn, NY and his mother and father-in-law Donald and Etta Mae Wisner of Myersville.

The family will receive friends on Thursday March 25 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Masks and social distancing will be required. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1 PM on Friday March 26 from the St. John's the Evangelist Church, 118 E. 2nd St., Frederick. Fr. John Streifel will officiate. Interment will be made in the Harmony Church of the Brethren, Myersville.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Catholic Church.

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mark baker
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
We Are sorry about your lost that thinking you family

John Young
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
Enjoyed being on the 63 team with Mike, he was a great guy and will be missed

Robin Main
   Posted Wed March 24, 2021
You will be missed Uncle Mike... Love you forever....

Randy Neal
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
I work for the Town of Myersville. Just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear of the passing of Mr. Willard. I will miss seeing him walking at the town park.

Susan MacFarlane
   Posted Thu March 25, 2021
Uncle Mike, When I look back at my childhood. It wouldn't have been much fun without you. Always pulling pranks or saying something goofy. It always made me happy. I can still hear you laughing. But I know where you are and who your with. Making Pop Pop and Granny smile and messing with my Mom and Rob. You will be greatly missed,

Jennifer Kinna
   Posted Fri March 26, 2021
Lois and Family just wanted to say how sorry I was to see of Mike's passing. It was always a pleasure to talk with him when he dropped by the office.

Janet King
   Posted Sun March 28, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at Safeway for several years. He was a great gentleman and I was glad I had the opportunity to work with him.

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