Michael Kent Willard, a resident of Bucks County for 28 years, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his home. He was 54.
Michael was the loving husband of Bernadette Willard for 26 years.
Born in Baltimore, MD, Michael was the eldest son of JoAnn F. Toscano and the late Michael J. Willard.
Michael was a graduate of Rider University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and also his Master of Business Administration. Michael had been employed with CrossKnowledge, a Wiley and Sons Publishing brand, as a Global Account Director.
Michael enjoyed his membership for the last 7 years with the Doylestown Toastmasters, serving one year as Vice President. He was also a guest lecturer at Temple University's Graduate School of Business, a member of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) for 15 years, and was an original member of the Buckingham Organization for Rural Preservation founded in 2003. He also was involved in forming the Personal Board of Directors, a leadership club where he served on the Board. Michael was a skilled woodworker, avid reader and enjoyed skiing, cycling, and sailing.
Michael is survived by his and Bernadette's daughter, Olivia Willard, mother JoAnn Toscano of Wilmington, NC., siblings Keith Willard and family of Pittstown, NJ., and Kimberly Willard Brinson and family of Wilmington, NC.
Services celebrating Michael’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the Shelly Funeral Home, Easton and Keller’s Church Roads, Plumsteadville where the family will receive friends after 10:00 am until the time of service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,www.cancer.org