William D. Peifer, 84

William D. Peifer, Royersford, PA., passed away on Thursday January 25th, 2024 at Phoenixville Hospital of natural causes.

He is survived by his wife Racine L. (Whitman) and son David A. Peifer, both of Royersford. He was preceded in death by son William D. Peifer Jr. and daughter Anne L. Peifer, brother Jack Peifer and parents Harold and Florence Peifer.

William was born in Reading, Pa and then lived in Lebanon, PA. He graduated Lebanon Sr. High School class of 1957. William attended Carnegie College, Cleveland, Ohio and earned a degree in Laboratory Science. William was also a member of the United States National Guard.

William was very active in the Dairy industry in Pennsylvania. He was employed with Lehigh Valley Dairies as Vice President of Operations and Rosenberger’s Dairies as President, CEO. William served on many boards, charities and volunteer organizations throughout the years. He enjoyed the last 22 years in retirement with his wife. Bill was an avid and passionate golfer and could always be found on one of the many golf courses in the area. A kind man, great husband and father and good friend to many, he will be missed.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday February 21, 2024 at 10:30 AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Ltd., 329 N. Lewis Rd., Royersford, PA 19468. Interment will be private. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 9:00-10:15 AM at the funeral home. A Celebration of life will follow at Copperfield's restaurant.

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What money cannot buy - friendship. Well I got a friend, at no charge, that
lasted for 70 years.

So many wonderful memories of a friendship that began during our school years at Lebanon High school. Bill was a great high school athlete. We enjoyed many Saturday afternoons playing YMCA basketball on the
Hi-Y team. Then he was a great starting pitcher on our high school varsity team.

Bill was one of seven close high school friends that carried on our friendship over nearly 70 years. This fabulous seven rekindled our friendship over the last 7-8 years with the last three joining together for our monthly zoom meetings. Then there were the precious times we met at one of our friend's house for lunch to reminisce about the good old ,
days 70 years ago.

Rest in peace my dear friend

Jon Albright

~ Jon Albright Port St Lucie, FL
2/13/2024 2:52:32 PM

Dear Racine we were shocked to learn of Bills passing ! Bill was a such a warm caring neighbor and we have had many chats with him on the side of the road. He was a fellow dairyman and helped with good advice when David ran the Ice Cream factory. We will miss him and always hold our fond memories close to our heart !
RIP Bill ! Your friends and neighbors the Nelson family

~ David and Barb Nelson Royersford, PA
2/11/2024 12:29:19 AM

We will miss Bill dearly
We had some good times at Springhollow golf club
Our prayers and thoughts are with you

~ Terri
2/7/2024 11:26:46 AM

David and family,
I am so sorry for your loss.
I know he had a son to be proud of.
Ernie Cahoon

~ Ernie Cahoon Bratenahl, OH
2/6/2024 3:33:02 PM

Bill's daughter Anne brought us home a dozen years ago;
Bill welcomed us into his home year over year for the Seeing Eye golf tournaments, he and Racine treated us like family from the very first day. It was an honor and our pleasure to be in his presence. He will be deeply missed ??

~ Kate and Rich Hackett
2/6/2024 2:44:53 PM