William S. Getz, 88, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital in Woodstock. A graveside service will be held Sunday, July 3, at 2:00 p.m. at Cedarwood Cemetery in Edinburg. Reverend John F. Taylor Jr. will officiate and military honors will be by Woodstock American Legion Post #199.
Mr. Getz was born October 24, 1922 in Edinburg, son of the late Mark B. and Hattie V. Branner Getz. He was a 1939 graduate of Edinburg High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Business from Strayer University. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was secretary and treasurer of Shenandoah Mutual Fire Insurance Company until he retired in 1987 and continued as Chairman of the Board until 2009. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edinburg, life member of Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, member of Woodstock American Legion Post #199 and the International Order of Oddfellows Lodge # 82. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florine Fravel Getz.
He is survived by his son, Mark K. Getz and his wife Carol J. Getz of Edinburg; brother, Stanley Getz of Woodstock; granddaughter, Jean Getz and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 11, Edinburg, VA 22824.