William “Mike” Predmore, 55

NEW LONDON, Pa. – William “Mike” Predmore, age 55, of New London, Pa., died after a brief illness on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at University of Pennsylvania Hospital. He was the husband of Lori Hilliard Predmore, with whom he shared 36 years of marriage.

Born in Springfield, Va., he was a son of the late Roy and Betty Neely Predmore.

After high school, Mike attended Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.

In his youth, Mike enjoyed Boy Scouts and earned the honor of Eagle Scout. As an adult he remained active with Boy Scouts as assistant scout master for local troop 30 and was a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow.

Mike was a supply chain manager for Container Research Corp CRC in Aston, Pa.

He was a member of Assumption BVM Catholic church and was a past youth group leader. He was past president and current member of the Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management AGREM, the Emergency Management Coordinator for New London Twp., and an active member, assistant engineer, Trustee and multiple committee member of the West Grove Fire Company for over 20 years.

He organized the “Santa Visits” at area neighborhoods with his fire trucks. In addition to his family, the two loves of his life were his dog Tanker 22 and his fire truck Elsie.

Survivors include in addition to his wife, one son, Mike Predmore of New London; one daughter, Lauren Predmore of New London; two sisters, Ann Neely Carpenter of Palmdale, Calif., and Mary Beth McCall of West Chester; three nieces, Ashlea, Megan and Melanie; four nephews, Jason, Joshua, Jeff and Bryan; a sister-in-law, Cindy Hilliard; and his father-in-law, Frank Hilliard of East Liverpool. He was predeceased by a son, Johnathan.

You are invited to visit with Mike’s family and friends from 5-8 p.m.Thursday, March 13, 2014, and from 9-10 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Assumption BVM Catholic Church, 300 State Rd., West Grove, PA 19390. His funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be in New London Presbyterian Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to the West Grove Fire Company PO Box 201 West Grove, PA, 19390 for the Antique Fund. Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home (610-869-2685) of West Grove. To view Mike’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com