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William G. Fives

December 20, 1939 - May 24, 2020

U.S. Veteran
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William (Billy) Fives. A lifelong resident of the Egypt Road area of Mount Pleasant Township, passed away unexpectedly at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, on May 24, 2020, with the love of his life, his wife Fay Rabaya Panilag and other family members at his side. He and Fay were married May 30, 2003 in the Philippines and over the year she took excellent care of him.

He was born in St. Joseph Hospital, Carbondale on December 20, 1939 to the late Michael and Rose Gill Fives. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Pleasant Mount High School in 1959. He then joined the army and was a Vietnam Veteran, he spent most of his time in Germany but the last 6 months he was a member of the National Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He graduated from Mansfield University with a degree in Business. He worked as a Realtor for most of his life and where ever he worked he was a top seller, earning him several awards in sales over the years. He had a very easy going personality and close relationship with his customers and was will liked by all who knew him. He was a longtime member of the Pleasant Mount American Legion, a charter member of the Ponderosa Hunting Club and had been a member of the now closed S.t Cecilia’s Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by brother Tom and wife Bonnie of Mount Pleasant Township, PA, sister Peggy and husband Gerald Carden of Mount Pleasant Township, PA and sister-n-law Ann Fives of South Bound Brook, NJ. Nephews Kevin Carden, Kieran Carden and wife Erica and Robert Fives. Nieces Michele and husband Marty Strong, Helenrose Fives, Lisa and Husband Shane Yarbrough, Maribeth and husband George Gutierrez, Chelsea Carden, Natalia Carden, Patricia Carden, Susan Fives and husband Matthew Coburn. Grandnephews Kevin Carden and Brendan Fives-Coburn. Grandnieces Megan and husband Ryan Chisholm, Tara and husband Tom Youden, Erin Carden, Darby Carden, Marleigh Gutierrez and Abigail Gutierrez.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a sister Regina Fives and brothers Robert Fives and Joseph and his wife Dianne Crowe Fives.

Due to the current public health policy, a memorial mass will be celebrated at the convenience of his family.  A public memorial celebration will be announced at a later date.  Arrangements by Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.

Memorial contributions can be made to a local food pantry or veterans organization of the donors choice.