Obituary: William Woolworth, 56, Has Died, cause Of Death – William H. Woolworth, III (Bill), 56, of Reading, passed away unexpectedly on March 30, 2022, in his residence. Born in West Reading, he was a son of Joan L. (Huber) Woolworth of Exeter Twp. and the late Duane W. Woolworth. He was their partner for 20 years and husband for the last 3 years of MD Moniruzzaman. He was currently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer with Malvern Bank NA, Paoli, PA. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Chief Auditor of Customers Bank.
He was a Certified Internal Auditor and held other certifications. He also most recently served as an adjunct professor at Penn State Berks Campus. He was also an adjust professor at Rosemont College in the MBA program. Bill and his partner Monir were the owners of Dans at Green Hills Reading, PA, for the past 16 years. The restaurant fulfilled both his dream as an entrepreneur of fine dining and as a sommelier.
Bill loved to cook! Wild Bill, as he was affectionately known, received his MBA from the University of Baltimore. He received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law. He was also a graduate of West Chester University. A graduate of Exeter Township High School, he played trombone and was the drum major. He was currently serving as President of the Board at Co-County Wellness Services.
He previously served on the Carol Foundation Audit, Risk, and Compliance Committee. Bill was a board member of the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He served as a board member for Junior Achievement of Greater Reading and Lehigh Valley. He was an advisory Board member for the University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business. As a former student of Junior Achievement, he attributed his passion for business as a result of his JA experience.
He was an active volunteer and contributor to the Yocum Institute of Arts Education where he has preparing to perform for the upcoming Dancing with the Stars this month. He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Reading. He was an Eagle Scout. He loved going on cruises. Bill previously was a candidate for Reading City Council. Bill loved to help everyone! He is survived by his mother Joan, husband Monir, sister Sharon L. Sweigert wife of Mark Ray, Leesport, his nieces Amanda wife of Joshua Frost, Jennifer Sweigert, his nephew Benjamin Sweigert, Monir’s sister Saleha wife of Razzaque, Saleha’s son Rocky husband of Jakia, and their daughters Jaisa and Jhara.
Bill is also survived by Monir’s extended family and many many friends worldwide! Viewing from Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington, on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 5:00-9:00 PM and Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 AM followed by Bill’s Celebration of Life service beginning at 11:00 AM. The Rev. Carol B. Kehler, his pastor, and Carolyn Bazik of Co-County Wellness will officiate. Interment in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township. Services will be webcast.