William Slater II Funeral Service
1650 Greentree Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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1919 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Of McKees Rocks and Brookline, born September 5, 1919, died August 24, 2014, at the age of 94. Beloved husband for 68 years of Lydia McMahon Burgunder; dear, devoted father of Ann F. (Robert I. Randall, companion), Paul R., William A., Jr., Thomas J. (Carolyn Mozlack, companion), Mark G. (Cynthia Koehler), and Albert T. (Anne Stanko); proud grandfather of Lauren M., Mark G., Jr., Ryan William., Quinten A., and Xavien I.; brother of Virginia Dorrenbacher, Sister Marcella Mary Burgunder, S.C., and John D. Burgunder. He is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert D. Burgunder and Marcella Rushton Burgunder; sister, Margaret A. Gast; and brother, Robert L. Burgunder. Bill entered the life insurance business as an agent for Union Mutual Insurance Company and went on to establish the W.A. Burgunder and Associates Insurance Agency. In 1958, he obtained his designation as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), and became president of the local chapter in 1960. He was a successful insurance agent for over 50 years serving McKees Rocks and the immediate area with honesty and integrity. His election to the President's Club of Union Mutual recognized his industry achievements and his counsel to his clients. Service to his community and to his church was central in Bill's life. A member of the Ohio Valley Hospital Board of Directors, he served as Chairman of the Board from 1978-1989 and chaired the building committee for the hospital's major expansion in 1978. He served on the Board of Directors of the Mckees Rocks Boys Club and as a longtime member of the McKees Rocks Rotary Club, he was recognized for his service as a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served for many years on the St. Pius X Church Finance Committee, was active as an usher and participated in numerous parish social activities. Above all, Bill was deeply committed to his family as a loving brother and husband and a caring dad and grandfather. He played a strong and formative role in the lives of his children, emphasizing education, service to community and the importance of family ties. Friends welcome Wednesday 2-4, 6-8 p.m. WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Road, Scott Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m. Thursday in St. Pius X Church (Pioneer Ave., Brookline). In lieu of flowers, please make donations in honor of William A. Burgunder, Sr. to DePaul School for Hearing and Speech, C/O Jennifer P. Signore, 6202 Alder Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 (http://depaulhearingandspeech.org/get-involved/donate-online/)
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27, 2014
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