William E. Bergendahl

  • Died: November 6, 2020
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Geitner/Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

6230 North 5th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19120

Tel. (215) 224-6300

Tribute & Message From The Family


William E. Bergendahl, of Philadelphia, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at his residence. He was 83 years old. "Bill" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on December 8, 1936. He worked for Heintz Kelsey Hayes in Philadelphia. Bill enjoyed playing golf, reading, cooking, watching the Eagles, Phillies and boxing. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joan P. (née Berkelback) Bergendahl and his daughters: Patricia J. Bracey and Theresa L. Gonzalez. He is survived also by his grandchildren: Nicholas Bracey (Fiancé Ann), Christy Bracey, Brittany Gonzalez (Fiancé Marcus), Brandon Gonzalez and his great grandchildren: Sean, Shea, Penelope, Damon, Richard, and Gracie Mae.

Services for Bill are private. Memory contributions in memory of Bill may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Family services are entrusted under the care of Geitner-Givnish, 215-224-6300.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Pop-Pop - You were the one who taught me what it means to be a man. To work hard and do good for your family and you're still my inspiration for those same things today. I strive to be for my family what you were for us. I promise to do right by your beautiful Great Grand-daughter Penelope and raise her to become a woman you'd be proud of. Then I'll tell you all about it when I see you again. Rest easy Pop. Love you!

Posted by Nick Bracey - Philadelphia, PA - Grandchild   November 11, 2020

I will remember you as a loving husband and family RIP uncle Bill

Posted by Cynthia Connors - Brooklawn, NJ - Family   November 10, 2020

Bill was my Uncle and my friend. He always had a great smile. He was just fun to be around. Uncle Bill and Aunt Joan. So many memories, from their apartment on Albanus street to their first house on Front street.
He was always there for our Family, always helping my Dad. Love You Uncle Bill.

Posted by William Berkelback - Churchville, PA - Family   November 10, 2020

Rest in Peace Uncle Bill. Love you -- you will be missed!!!

Posted by Terri Siebels - Philadelphia, PA - Family   November 10, 2020

You were a great man ,you will be missed by everyone !! Love ❤ you Uncle Bill

Posted by GladysAnn Nemchik - Talking Rock, GA - Family   November 10, 2020


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