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Welsh Cultural Endeavor’s vice president, Dr. William Nash III, has died


It is with a heavy heart that we share sad news – Dr. William Nash III, our dear friend, passed away on Sunday, March 27. He was 69.

Dr. Nash, a Pottstown resident, was the former president of the St. David’s Society of the Wyoming Valley and, until his passing, served as vice president of our organization, The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Without his efforts, this organization would have never survived.

His obituary, which appeared in the Pottstown newspaper, The Mercury, appears below. The Welsh Cultural Endeavor extends its deepest condolences to Mr. Nash’s loved ones in their time of loss. He was a Welshman of the finest stock, and we were proud to have called him a friend and a Cymbro.

Contributions from his Welsh friends may be made to the Dr. William L. Nash III Scholarship Fund for Music Study c/o The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania on our Donate page via PayPal or mailed to 10 Skyview Dr., Dallas, PA 18612.


Dr. William L. Nash III, 69, of Pottstown, husband of Janet N. (Nossal) Nash, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Kingston, PA, he was a son of the late Raymond S. Nash and the late Margaret (Zimmerman) Nash. Bill was a music educator for Quakertown Community School District for thirty years retiring in 1998. He also was the music director at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Boyertown for 18 years, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown for 22 years, and Parkside United Church of Christ for one year. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Pottstown, Stichter Masonic Lodge #254, Pottstown, American Guild of Organists, The Antique & Classic Boat Society, and PA Music Educators’ Association.

Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, William J. Nash, Pottstown, and a daughter, Adrienne Nash Melendez wife of Carlos, Coatesville.

A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, from Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Hanover & Walnut Streets, Pottstown. Officiating will be Reverend Phillip Waselik. Burial was in Highland Memorial Park. 

Contributions may be made in his memory to Emmanuel Lutheran Church “Organ Fund”, 150 N. Hanover St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Arrangements were by the Schumacher & Benner Funeral Home & Crematory, at 359 King St. in Pottstown, PA. Our web site exists to serve the friends and family of the deceased.

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