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 Dickenson 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 . NJ arrangements have been entrusted to the Condon Funeral Home, 684 Kearny Ave., Kearny, NJ.