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William Hoeschele


William F. HoescheleBill Hoeschele, first born son of Elizabeth French and William F. Hoeschele, was born July 9, 1935, in Kingston, PA.  A year after his father died in 1947, Bill and two younger brothers were enrolled in Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA, where he lived and studied until graduation in 1953. The beginning of his career in printing was interrupted by service in the US Army in April 1958 when he was stationed in Germany.  Upon returning to civilian life in April 1960. He began his career as a salesman for Cutco, a division of Wearever. Inc. It immediately became apparent that his strengths were in sales, personnel training and supervision, and company organization as he quickly moved to District Leader. When he moved to Seattle, Washington in 1970 he joined the staff of Pitney Bowes.  He met and married his wife Diane DeFaccio.  He moved swiftly from salesperson to Assistant Branch Manager. He and Diane were moved to Dallas, TXas the Regional Sales Manager.  With his promotions, he and Diane were moved to Albuquerque, NM, Pitney Bowes Home Office in Stamford, CT, and Kansas City, MO.  During his career with Pitney Bowes, Bill won many awards and trips shared with Diane to places such as Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Bahamas, Hawaii. He was awarded the Presidency of the Sales Leadership Conference as he was the best in the country that year.  When Bill received his Pitney Bowes Pace Maker ring, with diamonds, he was so proud of his accomplishment, that he wore his ring up until death.  He declined future promotions to remain in Kansas City, KS because he liked the people, the State, the food, the climate, the KC Chiefs, the KCRoyals, and the Jayhawks. He remained with the company until his retirement in 1995. In retirement, he started a new adventure: studying and becoming a Fee-Only Financial Planner.  He loved having his own business and helping people. Bill was a gentle and kind man.  He valued his integrity!  Bill loved the Lord and his family.  He enjoyed being with friends and laughing. His many friends will sorely miss his expressive belly laugh!  He especially liked playing Texas Hold'em with his poker buddies.

Bill is survived by Diane (his wife of 46 years), his daughter Erika, son-in-law Mike, two grandchildren Lydia and Michael, brothers Jim MI, John AZ, sister Betsy, PA, and many nieces and nephews throughout the U.S.

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