Willard ‘Bill’ Pusey, retired teacher

December 3, 2019

Willard “Bill” Pusey died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Willard R. Pusey Sr. and Catherine (Parsons) Pusey.

He taught at Seaford High School where he was very active with American Foreign Student Exchange.  He met and enjoyed the foreign students who came to Seaford.  Many of them have become close friends and visit him at his home with their families.  His home has become a haven for these former students, especially in the summer.  Many visited him during his lengthy illness from Germany, Chile, Australia and Bosnia.

He is survived by his sister, Jean E. Steele and her husband Harold Steele of Bethany Beach and Bonita Springs, Fla.; an aunt, Hannah Hickman of Millville; cousins, Dr. J. Robert Parsons and his wife Janet Parsons of Bethany Beach, their son J.R.Parsons and his wife Erica Parsons of Columbia, Md.; Janet Hickman of Millville; Lynn Wood of Parsonsburg, Md.,and children Rachel Wood and Eric Wood; Kay Hickman of Rehoboth Beach and her children Grace Hetfield and Ingrid Hetfield.  

Services will be held at Melson’s Ocean View Chapel, 38040 Muddy Neck Road, Ocean View, Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest contributions to the Hope Center in care of Mariner's Bethel United Methodist Church, 81 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE 19970.

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