1928 - Alderson High School - 1968


William Leigh Michelinie


William Leigh Michelinie, of Wilmington, DE, died on Monday, May 14, 2012.

Bill was born on August 28, 1928 in Alderson, WV. He served with the U.S. Army in Japan. Bill graduated from Virginia Tech in 1952 and retired from DuPont after 34 years. He cofounded the Endowment Fund at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church where he was a member for nearly 50 years and served as an Elder, Deacon, Treasurer and Trustee. He worked with the homeless and founded Partnerships in Living, also working with the YWCA and Friendship House. Bill served as a Trustee of Meeting Ground, a faith based community providing housing for homeless persons, where he cofounded the Endowment Committee.

Bill is survived by his wife of 62 years, Alice Miller Michelinie, children, Kathryn Krajewski (James) of Hockessin, William Michelinie II (Lenore) of Chestertown, MD, Rev. M. Kay Michelinie of Lima, NY, and James Michelinie (fiancÚ Eileen) of Hockessin and three grandchildren, Bradley Lewis and Shannon and Daniel Michelinie.

A Memorial service will be held at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church, 500 McKennans Church Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808, on Thursday, May 17, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Endowment Fund of Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church or to Meeting Ground, P.O. Box 888, Elkton, MD 21922.

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