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Bill Kreilick

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Bill Kreilick, a member of the Lambertville, NJ/New Hope, PA community, passed away on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.

He was 61. Bill is survived by his sister Debra Hennen of St. Louis, MO; brother T. Scott Kreilick and sister-in-law Cynthia Rafetto Kreilick of Oreland, PA; nieces Alyssa R. Kreilick and Angela R. Hennen; nephews Mark H. Hennen II and Raymond S. Kreilick; Uncle Dick and Aunt Irene Gillette, cousins, and many friends. Bill was the caregiver of his mother, Shirley Gillette Kreilick, until her passing in 2011.

Bill loved being with family and friends. He was an employee of Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope, PA. Those left behind will have fond memories of Bill’s cooking and sense of humor.

Bill was a painter, silversmith, and sculptor. He had a deep respect for and long-time interest in Buddhism. Bill was a connoisseur of Buddhist, Hindu, Native American, and African art, as well as minerals and gems. He always enjoyed a good flea market, and caring for his Bonsai trees.

There was usually at least one dog in Bill’s life. His most recent was Penny, his devoted canine companion.

Contributions in memory of Bill can be sent to Menlha Kadampa Buddhist Center ( or Bucks County SPCA (

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 at James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel, PA. Interment at Salem Cemetery, Hamlin, PA will follow. Friends and family are then invited to gather at Van Brunt Grill, 109 Van Brunt Street, Moscow, PA to celebrate Bill’s life.

On Tuesday, October 24th, 2017, friends and family are also invited to attend a celebration of Bill’s life at Karla’s Restaurant in New Hope, PA beginning at 5:00 PM.

Published in Wayne Independent on Oct. 14, 2017

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