R. "Bill" Phelan
February 2, 1934 -
November 4, 2012
November 6, 2012
William Reynolds “Bill”
Phelan, 78, of St. Leonard, MD passed away November 4, 2012 at Washington
Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. He was born February 2, 1934 in Washington,
D.C. to Donald William and Pauline Mary (Reynolds) Phelan.
Bill was raised in University Park, attending St. Jerome’s Elementary
and Northwestern High Schools. He was an all-star athlete receiving many
awards and even went on to pitch in the minor leagues for a farm team
of the Cincinnati Reds.
He was a professional firefighter for Prince George’s County for
twenty three years. Bill was also a volunteer firefighter for the College
Park and Hyattsville departments. He was a member of the Firefighters’
Union, Local 1619, and the Greater Washington Umpire Association.
Bill was a thirty year volunteer for the P.G. County Fire Department’s
charity softball tournaments benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
He was an avid fan of the Washington Redskins and a faithful supporter
of local sports, especially the Huntingtown High School Hurricanes.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Bill is survived by his wife
Frances “Fran” Phelan of St. Leonard, a son Robert William
Phelan and a daughter Dianne Marie Pastelak and husband Nicholas both
of Prince Frederick, MD.
Also surviving are grandchildren Sarah, Kelly, Jason and Shannon Phelan
and Kathryn Pastelak and many, many friends.