William (Villgim) Urbas, 93 of Midland, died August 28 th at the Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center in Baltimore. Born on October 30, 1924 in Vale Summit, he was the son of the late Anton and Teresiza (Likar) Urbas.
He was preceded in death in 1998 by his treasured wife of 48 years, Agnes (Devlin) Urbas. Bill was from a large family of 13. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Anne Stakem, Rose McGowan Stakem, Mary Patterson McKenzie, Jane Michaels, Margaret (Margie) Arnold and Helen Hardesty and brothers Anton (Tony), Frank and John Urbas.
He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Agnes Marie Llewellyn and husband Terry, Hagerstown. Sisters Antionette “Nettie” Kelly, Lonaconing; Dorothy “Dot” Warnick, Grantsville and Elizabeth “Libby” McKinley, Hagerstown.
Uncle Bill loved and spent time with his many nieces and nephews. He was especially close to his nephews James Eberly, Frostburg and William Devlin, Midland.
He was a 1941 graduate of Beall High School, Frostburg and the Electrician Trade School in Chicago, Ill.
He retired from the Celanese Corporation in 1983 after a 41-year career in the Beaming department.
He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Midland Volunteer Fire Department.
William served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was assigned to the 135 th Anti- Aircraft battalion in the European theatre. He was a combat Veteran in the Normandy invasion and subsequent campaigns throughout France, Belgium and Holland. He was in the Battle of the Bulge and participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
William lived a life of dedication to family, faith, community and country. He was proud of and celebrated the traditions of his Slovenian heritage. He cared for his home in Midland for 67 years tending his garden, helping neighbors and his community. He was a humble person who sacrificed daily for those he loved.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 6-8 PM at the Wilhelm-Eakin Funeral Home, P.A, Midland. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Midland with Father Ed Hendricks, celebrant. Entombment will be held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens, Cumberland. Military Rites will be accorded.
The family will forever be grateful for the compassion and exceptional care Bill received at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and from the Department of Veterans Affairs.