Hemsley Iii, William T.

September 19, 2004

WILLIAM TILGHMAN HEMSLEY III, was born in the Pimlico area of Baltimore, to parents of William Tilghman Hemsley II and Jewel Magdalene La Duca Hemsley, March 31, 1932. He died of cancer at age 72 at his home on the Wye River, Wednesday September 8, 2004. His father took him to see his first horse race at Pimlico at age 5, Seabiscuit beat War Admiral. At age 19 his father died and he helped support his mother and younger brother James Michael Hemsley. Two other siblings Joseph and Mary succumbed to childhood illnesses. With great determination and perseverance, he graduated from John Hopkins University with a degree in engineering, and served in Korea on the 38th Parallel, with the Corps of Engineers, from 1955-1957. He worked for Douglass Aircraft in California and returned to College Park to an engineering firm. He earned a Masters in Engineering and Planning from Catholic U in DC., while working for Nassaux & Associates in Chambersburg, PA. He later became the President and Chief Owner of Nassaux-Hemsley Inc. He designed bridges, roads, sewer systems and water treatment plants. He was a member of the VFW American Legion #24 Infantry Division Society and Civil Engineering Society. He was proud of his Eastern Shore roots and brought the family back to the shore where his family originally settled, in the early 1700's. He taught his children to fish, crab and respect each other. He will sorely be missed, but find comfort he is home with God. He is survived by his beloved wife Rosemary Regina (Esposito) Hemsley three daughters; Julie (deceased), Rosemary and Susan, one son Tilghman IV, and 12 grandchildren. Viewing Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA. 17201. Funeral Mass Monday 10 A.M. at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 320 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, PA. Memorial service Saturday, September 25 at 3:30 P.M. at Old Wye Church, Wye Mills MD., reception to follow on Wye Island.

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