William H. Jewell, 92, passed away on Saturday October 19, 2019 surrounded by his family.
Mr. Jewell retired from the finance department of the DuPont company in 1986. He also taught Accounting at the University of Delaware for over thirty years. He was born in southwest Virginia, graduated from Virginia Tech and received a graduate degree from the University of Delaware. Prior to college, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Bill was an avid golfer and enjoyed bridge, fishing, boating, reading, music, hiking, dancing, but was first and foremost a loving and beloved family man.
Mr. Jewell was President of the Delaware Chapter National Association of Accountants, as well as National Director. He was also President of the Delaware Foundation for Accounting Education. He was active in Peninsula-McCabe United Methodist Church serving two terms as Treasurer, and member/head of the Board of Trustees. He also served over ten years on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Deborah Kauffman; sons, William H. Jr. (Cynthia) and George Thomas; grandchildren, Amanda, Adam (Jamie), Lindsay, and Laura; great grandchildren, Paige, Kabry, Jaxon and Olivia; and sister, Rhea Christenson. Bill is preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Ruth; granddaughter, Ashley; brothers, Dallas and Richard; and parents, Reverend James and Edythe.
A memorial service in celebration of his life will be offered on Saturday November 2, 2019 at McCrery & Harra, 3924 Concord Pike Wilmington, Delaware 19803. Family and friends may visit from 10 AM - 11:30 AM with services to begin at 11:30 AM
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. MADD Donations 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway Irving, TX 75062. https://www.madd.org/donate-now/