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“As one of Bill's first customers in the "Shed' it was always a pleasure doing business with Shone Lumber over the years ”
1 of 20 | Posted by: Gordon Hendry - Newark, DE

“My Deepest Sympathies to all the family. So many, many memories of a long time friendship. You were a great guy Bill, always true to your ideals,...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Roberta M Miller - Carlsbad, CA

“John and Family, I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your Dad. I will miss the smile he had every time he walked in the room. It didn't...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Sharon Johnson - Selbyville, DE

“John, Betsy and I would like to send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joe and Betsy Reilly ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Joseph Reilly - West Berlin, NJ

“My sincere condolences to Mrs. Shone, John, Michael, Sharon, Debbie and families.Mr. Shone was a very special man and I have great respect for what...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: James Hackney - Dover, DE

“A very good man going to his just reward, My condolences to the entire Shone family. ”
6 of 20 | Posted by: Dennis Sheehy

“Sorry to hear bill passed. It has been awhile but i miss picking you two up and taking you to dinner on the bus. i know that the dog will miss him...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: William Johnson - Wilmingfton, DE

“So sorry for your loss. I remember him every time I see the beautiful stained glass window at the LCS headquarters. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Jean Warren - Wilmington, DE

“I meet Bill while working at Bellevue Holding in the 80's. Bill was always a person of his word and was always there to help. Bill is a very smart...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Kenneth Robertson - Landenberg, PA

“I want to offer my condolences to the Shones family.Jerry HarrisonHarrisonWindow and Door ”
10 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“We want to offer our condolences to the Shone family. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. From, Fran Tusi & Tusi Brothers, Inc. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Fran Tusi - Wilmington, DE

“I first met Bill almost 20 years ago when I started working for Shone Lumber. Bill was retired but was at work a few days each week. We were not...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Angel Musselman - Wilmington, DE

“My husband Keith & I are former members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. We send our sincerest condolences to Phyllis & all the...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Kaye Tyson - Bear, DE

“Hey Mike,I'm so sorry for your loss. This is so strange, but I was thinking of your Dad on Friday night! I attended our 40th reunion at the...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Eileen Woods Sohodski - Hockessin, DE

“Phyllis I am so sorry. My son Mike and I were just talking about you two recently. He really enjoyed taking care of your place when you were on...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Peter Wood - Cape Coral, FL

“David and Susan, please accept my deepest condolences. ”
16 of 20 | Posted by: David Cress - Wilmington, DE

“My sympathies to all the Shone Family.RAB ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Ron Brabson - Wilmington, DE

“Uncle Bill was a blessing to all the Pyatt family. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Pyatt - Bethalto, IL

“There were fortunately some giants in my life and I am grateful. However, none had such a profound impact on my life and career as Mr Shone. His ...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Tom Palmer - Odessa, DE

“We want to offer our condolences to John and the Shone family. You are in our hearts and prayers.Love from the Milano's (Kelly's family) ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Eileen Sheehy-Milano - Oyster Bay, NY


William E. Shone Jr., age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully to be with his Lord on Friday, June 2nd, 2017.

Born in Bryn Mawr, PA, Bill graduated from Haverford High School. After serving his country in the Philippines during WWII, he earned a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Drexel University. Bill was also very proud of his Quaker heritage.

Bill was known for his honesty, fairness, and hard work. These traits served him well as the founder and President of Shone Lumber Company. Throughout his lifetime, Bill supported various organizations, including the Tri-State Bird Rescue and Middle Atlantic Lumberman's Association.

Bill is survived by his wife of 66 years, Phyllis B. Shone. He is also survived by his four children: Susan Stratton (David) of Wilmington, DE, Michael Shone (Sharon) of West Chester, PA, Debby Wilson (Scott) of Hockessin, DE, and John Shone (Kelly) of Newark, DE. He leaves behind 7 grandchildren: John, Rachel, Will, Mickey, Caroline, Charlie, and Hannah.

The family wishes to extend its' sincerest appreciation to the staff at Stonegates.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 11:00AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1530 Foulk Road Wilmington, DE 19803. Visitation with family will occur from 10:00AM-11:00AM. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of William E. Shone Jr. may be sent to Tri-State Bird Rescue 170 Possum Hollow Road Newark, DE 19711 or to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 1530 Foulk Road Wilmington, DE 19803.