Obituary for Dr. William Lorah Bollman III

    • Name: Dr. William Lorah Bollman III
    • Home Town: Sunset Beach, NC
    • Date of Death: 10/17/2018
    • Birth Place: Allentown, PA
    • Birth Date: 03/22/1935
    • Service Date: 10/23/2018 at 11:00 AM
    • Service Place: Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church

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    Dr. William L. Bollman III (aka “Papa” or “Doc”), of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, passed away, Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 at his home.


    Bill was born March 22nd, 1935 in Allentown, Pennsylvania to William and Kathryne (Patrick) Bollman. He graduated from Allentown High School in 1952, Albright College in 1956, and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1960, and interned at the former Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. On December 27th, 1958 he married Virginia Lee Hatton (Ginny). In 1961, he set up practice at his home in Macungie, Pennsylvania. As a family doctor he did it all, including delivering babies, removing tonsils, filling prescriptions, and making house calls. In 1973 after practicing out of his home for 12 years, Bill founded Macungie Medical Group with two partners. After 38 years of service, he retired from his role as “Macungie’s Doctor”.


    Bill was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and was devoted to his wife Ginny for 60 years. Ginny was his rock, and was able to care for Bill to the end. He was an avid golfer, sportsman, and passionate about his ever changing hobbies, which included restoring vintage Mustangs, photography, cooking, and meticulously caring for his gardens and yard.


    Bill is survived by his wife Ginny, his children Andrew Bollman (Kelly) of Marlborough, MA, Elizabeth Seislove (Scott) of Nashville, TN, and Peter Bollman (Heather) of Northeast, MD; his 7 grandchildren – Megan, Kaitlyn, Allie, Patricia, Ryan, Kylie, and Madelyn, and his sister Mary Lou Raymond of Cleveland, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Kathryne, his stepmother Margaret, and his daughter Patricia (Patty) Margaret.


    A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, October 23rd at Calabash Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8820 Old Georgetown Rd SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468, Pastor Jack Patrick will be officiating. A reception will follow at Sea Trail PO Swim, 295 Rice Mill Circle, Sunset Beach, NC 28468. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 


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