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William T. Storey, 77, of Dalmatia, passed away June 11, 2016, at Geisinger Medical Center. Bill was the son of William T. and Helen G. (Heuther) Storey. His wife, Lydia, his sister and four brothers, his children from his first marriage, Bill, Rick and Heather, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren, survive him. His son Drew predeceased him.
Bill was a physicist. He grew up fascinated with fireworks, his chemistry set, radios and everything else around him. In elementary school, Bill designed a burglar alarm system for his school. He completed his formal education at John Carrol University with a master of science degree and began work in industry solving problems and inventing new things. He is the inventor or one of the inventors on nine patents. Bill lived in the present and rarely mentioned completed work. But in 2013, there was a national news item: the Voyager 1 satellite was the most distant human made object from earth still sending back data. Bill said that his delay lines were on that satellite. In 1971, he started W.T. Storey Inc. in West Chester and as it grew, moved to Exton and then Dalmatia in 1980. The Storey connector has been the most important product over the years. The original design was in accordance with specifications developed by Bell Labs and the original DC power connector has grown into a family of connectors used with telecommunications equipment installed around the globe. Bill also enjoyed the great outdoors. His childhood family vacations to fishing camp in Canada were very special to him. His Storey relatives would return to a spot where there were French Canadian relatives. He loved staying in a cabin with no electricity and having all the meals cooked on a wood stove. As the years passed, grandchildren appeared and Bill loved all the visits and outdoor adventures he shared with them. Then, came the first dog. A young puppy living next door introduced herself. She liked our lifestyle and she just took over our hearts and left us to work out the formalities. That was the beginning of Bills love affair with dogs. Two years later, he adopted a three-legged dog from a shelter and named him Trippy. Slowly but surely we got involved rather seriously in dog rescue until we peaked at 14 dogs. There will be a memorial service for relatives and all W.T. Storey Inc. employees past and present at the convenience of the family. We may not have your phone number please call.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the pet shelter/rescue of your choice or to Bills favorite no-kill shelter: online at www.hillsidespca.com or by mail at Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, 51 SPCA Road, Pottsville, PA 17901
Published on  June 27, 2016
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