William J. Cyphers, Sr., 76 of Palmer Twp., PA died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 at Easton Hospital after being stricken at home. Born May 5, 1940 in Wilson Borough he was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Martin) Cyphers. He and his wife Dorothy (Rush) Cyphers were married 47 years. A 1958 graduate of Wilson High School, he had been a bus driver for Easton High School and steward for the Palmer Twp. Fire Company for several years. He then worked at Uncle Wesley's in Easton before he and his wife purchased the business in 1972. He owned and operated Uncle Wesley's until retiring in 2000 when his son Matthew assumed ownership. Bill was a member of Green Pond United Methodist Church, Easton and several clubs including Citizen Hose, Liberty Hose, Fleas, and Wilson Borough Republican. He is survived by his wife Dorothy; 3 sons: Matthew and his wife Jonnel, Jess, William, Jr. and his wife Julie all of Palmer Twp.; his sister: Leona of Wilson Borough; and 4 grandchildren: Mattie, Samuel, William III and Jacob. Services are 10 AM Monday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, with visitation 2 to 4 PM Sunday. Interment: Northampton Memorial Shrine. Memorial contributions may be made to Green Pond UM Church, 4411 Green Pond Rd., Easton, PA 18045 or the American Diabetes Assoc., PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215. Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com .
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