William Ignatius McCloskey, 83, formerly of Devon, a builder and stockbroker, died Wednesday, June 6, of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Mr. McCloskey grew up with five siblings in Overbrook. His father, Matthew H. McCloskey Jr., owned McCloskey Construction Co. and was ambassador to Ireland during the Kennedy administration.
During World War II, as a young teen, Mr. McCloskey worked one summer at the shipyard his father owned in Tampa, Fla., where he helped build concrete ships used in the invasion of Normandy.
After graduating from Canterbury School in New Milford, Conn., Mr. McCloskey attended Princeton and Villanova Universities. He then joined his father's firm and was construction supervisor for numerous buildings, including facilities for General Electric, Bethlehem Steel, and the U.S. Postal Service.