Paul D. Willard – 1/11/2021

January 14th, 2021

Paul D. Willard, 70, long-time resident of Chester Township passed away on January 11 at Riddle Memorial Hospital.  He was born in Chester to the late William E. Willard and Elizabeth Monhollan Willard.  Paul was a graduate of St. James High School and later went on to graduate from Penn State University and Delaware Technical Community College.  He was a police captain in the Chester Police Department for many years until his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Aimee E. Willard.  He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jacqueline (Arcuicci) Willard; children, Nancy E. Willard (Chris) of Exton, PA, Timothy E. Willard of Lockhaven, PA, and Brandon M. Arcuicci-Willard (Janet) of Holt, MI; brother, William E. Willard, Jr. (Debora).  He was the beloved Pop-Pop of Maggie and Molly Willard, and Gavin Willard; many nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

Due to current restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.  Donations in his name can be made to the Valor with Integrity Program (Viper) for emergency responders c/o Mirmont Treatment Center 100 Yearsley Mill Rd. Media, PA 19063.

11 thoughts on “Paul D. Willard – 1/11/2021

  • By Don Hubert on

    So sorry to hear about Paul. Grew up together with Paul memories ill hold deeply. I know he is now at peace.

  • By Michelle Seitz on

    Dear Paul (PD),
    You were my husband’s best friend from high school. He always spoke fondly of you. He misses you much. He makes me wish I knew you better. Rest peacefully holding the hand of Aimee forever.

  • By Mary Burk on

    I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s death. May He Rest in Peace. Don always valued his friendship until the end.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take Care
    Mary Burk and Family…..

  • By Howard Arcuicci on

    Rest in Peace Paul your were a great mentor and brother in law to me

  • By Rose Davis on

    you are in my thoughts and prayers

  • By John Mooney on

    On behalf of the St. James High School Alumni Association, I extend our deepest sympathies and prayers on your loss. On April 18, 2021, conditions permitting, the Alumni Association will remember Paul at their annual Memorial Mass at St. Madeline’s Church, Ridley Park. Rest in Peace!

  • By Eleanor Grant Ford on

    I am still in disbelief at the loss of Paul, a good friend for many years. Jacquie, I think of you everyday and pray continuously for you and your family. Jim and I will continue to ask for blessings for you.

  • By Theresa on

    I am so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.
    To know he is reunited with his Aimee is reassuring.
    Please accept our condolences- Theresa Czyzewski Stollsteimer – Vinces daughter

  • By Robin Blowert on

    Jackie we are so sorry for your loss. God help you and the family at this sad time. In our thoughts and prayers. Robin and Dave

  • By doris nickerson on

    There are no words to comfort you , there are no prayers to ease your pain. Jackie we have known you all your married life with Paul through the good and bad. We have known Paul for many more years. We just want you and the family to know how very sorry we are for your loss. We won’t intrude but please know we are here.

  • By Carole and Jim Nasella on

    You have our sincere condolences, and we will keep you close in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Family is forever and even though Paul has passed, he lives on in all of the lives he has touched. May you find comfort in your memories. Know that you can share any of them with us, anytime.

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