William “Bill” Weistling Sr., 95, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away on Aug. 12, 2019. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Daniel Weistling and Donnie (Wells) Weistling.
In addition to serving with the U.S. Air Force 1st as a bombardier, navigator, observer and aerial gunner on a B-25 during World War II, Weistling, as an Air Corps first lieutenant, was a company commander, overseeing 100 men responsible for constructing airfields, roads, railroads and buildings. After his military service, he worked as a D.C. fireman.
He began his lifelong career as the first commercial construction superintendent for Donohoe Construction Company Inc., in Washington, D.C., as well as a board member and longtime senior vice president of construction. He also served on the board of directors of Federal Center Plaza Corporation and the Donohoe Companies Inc. He was also a member of St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md.
Weistling was a devoted family man, a good friend and an avid fisherman on his boat, Bill’s Diamond. His meticulous fishing logs, which detail every trip over several decades, are included in his album “Fishing Memories.”
Weistling was preceded in death by his wife, Martha L. Weistling; a daughter, Patricia Rose Weistling; and two brothers, Daniel Murl Weistling and Raymond Weistling. He is survived by his children William “Bill” Weistling Jr. and his wife, Elsie, of Fenwick Island, Ripple L. Weistling and husband, Gerald Jeandron, of Bethesda, Md., and Jasun V. Weistling and his fiancée, Allison Carmack, of Ocean City; and a granddaughter, Zoe Weistling.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Brandywine Valley SPCA; 22918 Dupont Blvd.; Georgetown, DE 19947, or to Lord Baltimore’s Lions Club; P.O. Box 325; Ocean View, DE 19970. Friends may visit on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home in Selbyville, Del. Burial will be private, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro, Del. Condolences may be sent online at www.bishophastingsfh.com.
His family is thankful for the care and services provided by Atlantic General Hospital, Encompass Hospital & Rehabilitation, Beebe Home Health Care, Lord Baltimore Lions Club, Seasons Hospice, St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Bishop-Hastings Funeral Home and Charlotte Dennis through Griswold Home Health Care, as well as all of the moral support: visits, calls, texts, food and more sent by friends.
“Don’t mourn the loss, cherish the memories.” — A. Vachhs.