From a contemporary press report:
William W. McNamara
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Torbert Funeral Chapel South, 1145 East Lebanon Road, Dover, for William W. McNamara, 77, of Dover. Mr. McNamara died Friday, April 19, 2002, at his daughter’s home in Manassas, Virginia.
Mr. McNamara was born Oct. 24, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, son of the late Nelson McNamara and Dorothy Leach McNamara.
In March 1943, Mr. McNamara volunteered to serve his country and completed 22 years in the United States Air Force, serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was in the European and Asian Theaters and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, two Purple Hearts, the European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.
He is survived by his son, C. Paul McNamara of Dover; three daughters, Gina M. Johnson of Charleston, South Carolina, M. Ana Miluszusky of Manassas, Virginia, and Alma K. Bartolomeo of Dover; and 12 grandchildren.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Kent County Heart Association Kent County Division, 1151 Walker Road, Suite 202, Dover, Delaware 19904.
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