William C. Jorgensen, a resident of East Hampton for 40 years, died on April 19 at his home. He was 89.
Born January 5, 1919, in The Bronx to Alice (née Rosenlund) and Hans William Jorgensen, he attended grade school in Murray Hill. A veteran, Mr. Jorgensen served in World War II from 1941 to 1945 in General George S. Patton’s U.S. Army division as a tank destroyer, and received a Purple Heart.
He worked as supervisor for the United States Department of the Treasury and in the Social Security Administration. He later worked as senior clerk at the Montauk Post Office and was a member of the American Postal Workers Union. He volunteered at Southampton Hospital’s coffee shop and for the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of East Hampton. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of East Hampton and served as both its financial secretary and as a Sunday school teacher.
Mr. Jorgensen is survived by his wife, Eleanor F. (née Ebersold) Jorgensen of East Hampton, and a sister, Lydia Jorgensen of Woodside.
Funeral services, officiated by the Reverend Noel Koestline, were held on April 21 at Yardley and Pino Funeral Home in East Hampton. Interment was at Flushing Cemetery in Queens on April 22.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the First United Methodist Church of East Hampton, 35 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 or East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 would be appreciated by the family.