William J. Sanford

  • Born: August 3, 1948
  • Died: May 17, 2022
  • Location: Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tel. (215) 281-0100

Tribute & Message From The Family

William J. (Bill) of Northeast Philadelphia, passed away on May 17th, 2022 at the age of 73. The loving son of the late Catherine Slinka (nee Laverty) and the late William Sanford, the beloved husband of Kathryn (nee Becker) and devoted father to his two daughters Krista Moffatt (Vince) and Lauren Kilcoyne (Kelly). Proud pop-pop of Gia, Luke, Sydney, Paige, Ryan, and Connor. Dear brother of Maureen Muhlberger (Gary), Diane Stinziani (the late Nick), Jim Sanford, Cathy Puzycki (Richard), and Barb Scanlan (Bob). Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Bill was a '66 graduate of Father Judge High School. He then went on to proudly serve our country as a Marine in the United States Marine Corps Reserves. Bill worked for many years as a stockbroker at Janney Montgomery Scott, and also tended bar at Rosewood Caterers, McNally's, Fluke's, and McGeehan's. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 39. Bill loved life, his girls, a good party, Philadelphia sports teams, traveling, and summers in Wildwood and Ocean City. Throughout his life, you could often find him cooking, golfing, and fishing. He truly lived life to the fullest and cherished every moment with his wonderful family, friends, and especially his grandchildren.
Family and friends are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Monday, May 23rd, from 5 – 8 pm at the John F. Givnish Funeral Home, and on Tuesday, May 24th, from 9:15 – 10:15 am at St. Matthew's Church. Bill's funeral mass will begin at 10:30 AM and his interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, your contributions to the American Cancer Society (donate3.cancer.org or PO Box 30386, Philadelphia, PA 19103) would be appreciated. The Sanford family would like to thank the nurses and doctors at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital for the wonderful care that Bill received.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill I love you your the best I will never forget you one day we will meet again thank you for being a friend, boss and the man you were

Posted by Michael Napoli - New York, NY - Coworker   August 05, 2022

Bill and I were good friends from the day we met around 1990. The BETA/Janney teams were very close, and many friendships sprang from doing business together. We played a lot of golf ("goff" as Billy said it), traveled to a number of locations for more goff (and some business), put together a lot of systems and solutions for trading, and had a lot of fun doing it. I will miss Bill and his always-on fun.

Posted by Pete Fisher - Wauwatosa, WI - Friend   May 25, 2022

I am so sorry Kathy for your loss he was a great guy who had a great family. He will be missed

Posted by Teresa Schreiber - Bristol, PA - friend   May 25, 2022

We're sorry for the loss of your grandfather Gia! We're all thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. See you soon

Posted by Dynamite Warrington Soccer - Warrington, PA - Friend   May 23, 2022

Dear Kathy,
Our dearest condolences to you and your family at the loss of your husband.
Robert and Carol Reddersen

Posted by Robert Reddersen - Wilmington, NC - Family   May 23, 2022


Just the best guy ever! We will really miss you, Billy!

Posted by Kelly Rieser - Yardley, PA - Family   May 21, 2022

Devastating loss.Sanf was everyone's BEst Fiend

Posted by Heather Moore - Holland, PA - Friend   May 20, 2022

We will all be missing you Sanf! You were a great friend to us all. We love you Whiley!

Posted by Barn Slavin - Philadelphia, PA - Family Friend   May 19, 2022


All our love and prayers go out to your whole family. Will miss you cuz.
Love Marty & Marie Sanford English.

Posted by Marie Sanford English - Philadelphia, PA - Family   May 19, 2022

Man great memories at JMS , and we both tied one on the day before you and Kate got married. RIP Bill you were a great Friend.
My condolences to you Kate and your family

Posted by Steve Day Sr - Apache Junction, AZ - Friend   May 19, 2022

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