The Reverend William M. "Bill" Elliott, Jr.

The Reverend William M. “Bill” Elliott, 90 yrs., of New Holland, died on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Household of Garden Spot Village in New Holland, while under the loving care of his family, healthcare providers and hospice.

He was born on Saturday, March 29, 1930 in Yeadon, Pa. Bill was the son of the late William M. Sr. and Dorothy (Hoffecker) Elliott. He was the husband of Karen N. (Nagle) Elliott, with whom he shared 23 wonderful years of marriage.

Bill was a graduate of Haverford Twp. High School, Class of 1948, Wheaton College, Class of 1952 with a B.A, Xenia Seminary, Class of 1955 with a M.S in Divinity, Pittsburgh Theological Seminar, Class of 1960, with a M.S. in Theology and did post graduate studies at Colgate University and the Herbert Holt Institute in New York.

He was a Presbyterian Minister for over 40+ years, with God calling him to serve in churches in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. In retirement, he served as a part time interim Pastor as various Presbyterian Churches in the Donegal Presbyterium. Bill was a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, the American Association of Family and Marriage Therapist, the Lancaster General Hospital Chaplains Association, and the Ephrata Community Hospital Hospice Services. Also, in retirement, he served as the Pastor of Visitation at the Elverson United Methodist Church.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by two sons, William M. III and his wife Nancy Elliott and Bruce B. and his wife Marybeth Elliott, a brother, Douglas A. Elliott and three stepsons, Andrew O. and his wife Jill-Christi Timbery, Mark A. and his wife Antonia Timbery and Paul and his wife Shannon Timbery. There are eight grandchildren.

Due to the Covid-19 virus there will not be a service at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the memory of Bill to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Care Fund, 433 South Kinzer Ave., New Holland, Pa. 17557.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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Dear Karen and family, I did not hear of Bill’s homegoing until checking Labs site today. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and may you find deep comfort until you join him in his eternal home. I have the deepest respect for Bill. He was so encouraging to me in my call at Pequea. I interned and ministered in many churches where he had been interim. He was most beloved and made a difference wherever he pastored!

~ Pastor Beth Engel Parkesburg, PA
6/20/2020 1:08:23 PM

Dear Karen and Family, Fred and I just want you to know how sorry we are to hear of Bill’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. If a person is lucky, every once in a while, a person will come into your life and quietly and unknown to them, make changes to your life. Bill was just such a person in our lives. At a time when we needed guidance in our spiritual life, he came to Phoenixville and was quietly a wonderful help. Also, you Karen, were a guiding presence we needed then. May God be close to you in your coming future. Love, Pat and Fred

~ Fred and Pat Guthan
6/12/2020 1:21:29 PM

I was pastor of Forks Church 1978-1995 and believe I visited Elliott family in a home at the "V" of 2 streets northwest of church near Honey Brook. Not sure if it was Bill and Nancy or Bill Sr who just died at age 90. Did you folks know my predecessor John Kauffroth? Blessings on family in this time. BTW, my daughter went to Wheaton College 1995-1997. Sympathy to all.

~ Bob Stier Seven Valleys, PA
6/11/2020 4:58:36 PM

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