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In Memory of William Sunday ’48We recently heard that Bill Sunday ’48 (age 92) entered the Chapter Eternal at the age of 92 in April 2017. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Bill graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1942. He joined the United States Navy to fight in World War II after he began attending the University of Pennsylvania. Bill then graduated from Midshipmen's School at Cornell University in 1944. He reported aboard the USS McConnell DE 163 as an Antisubmarine Warfare Officer and served as Gunnery Officer until the Japanese surrender when he announced the surrender to all hands on deck. Upon his return to school, Bill graduated from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1948 with a bachelor of science in economics. In 1950, Bill then graduated from the Dickinson School of Law with his Juris Doctor degree (J.D.). He was then admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1951 and began his practice of municipal and estate law on Main Street in Mechanicsburg. 

Bill was a member of the Cumberland County Board of View in 1958, the Mechanicsburg Area School Board from 1961-1973, where he served as president from 1964-1965 and 1970-1972. He was also a member of the Cumberland County Bar Association, where he served as president in 1977 and of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. Bill served as a solicitor for Silver Spring Township from 1959-1962, Monroe Township from 1960-1962, Upper Allen Township from 1968-1975, the Upper Allen Township Authority from 1969-1977 and the Borough of Mechanicsburg for over 40 years from 1962-2003. He retired from practicing law in 2015 at the age of 90, after almost 65 years of serving his community in Mechanicsburg. Bill was a lifelong member of St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg. He was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania, the Nittany Lion Club, American Legion Post #109, Eureka Masonic Lodge #302 F&AM, Mechanicsburg Club, and West Shore Elks. 

Bill was a big Penn State fan and he loved watching the Nittany Lions play football. He also enjoyed golfing in his free time. Bill was very proud of his family, especially his grandchildren and their achievements. Bill's life exemplified personal and professional integrity as well as dedication and service to his country, family and community. Bill is going to be missed by his family and the countless number of friends that made him so well known in Mechanicsburg.