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In Memory of
Willard "Bill" Northrup, Jr.
February 8, 1944 - July 26, 2021


Willard "Bill" S. Northrup, age 77 passed away peacefully on July 26, 2021. He was raised in Bangor, Michigan with family roots to the town dating back to the mid 1800s. A US Navy veteran, he worked as a weather observer aboard the U.S.S. Wasp (CV-18) and took part in the recovery of the last in the Gemini Spacecraft series, the Gemini 12. He was also a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Journalism, and worked in several newsrooms in Tucson, Arizona while attending college. He retired from Federal Service. Bill was a student of life and found his passions in writing science-fiction, watching classic cinema, and being a devout follower of his Christian faith. Bill will be remembered, loved and missed by his surviving family. Interment: Northlawn Memory Gardens In Lieu of flowers Bill requested for donations to be made to the Goodwill Industries.


Rick Percy

Jul 28, 2021

Jane, So sorry to hear about your father. I did not know him that well, but by listening to your stories of him he must have been a great man! I give you more credit than you will ever know on the way you gave him dignity and especially in the end!I know it will be tough on you for a while, but he had a battle that he fought long and hard. He is in a better place and now you will have another Angel looking down on you. God Bless. Respectfully, Rick