WILLIAM R. "BILL"
Of Turtle Creek, age 65, on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Husband of the late Patricia (Puhala) Osman of 21 years; loving father of William (Sandy) Osman of North Carolina, Amy (Scott) Harris of Turtle Creek; loving stepfather of Kevin Herskovitz of Latrobe; grandfather of Marris and Will Osman; Spencer, Noah and Jaden Kies; Emily and Hannah Harris and Eddie Herskovitz; great-grandfather of Ayden Fletchall; brother of Jack (Judy) Osman of Turtle Creek, Mickey (Mary Ann) Osman of Monroeville and Susan Tepke of Turtle Creek. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bill was a Vietnam War Army veteran, receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and a licensed funeral director for 15 years, having retired from Lopatich Funeral Home in Latrobe. Prior to his career in funeral service, he was a computer operational manager at Westinghouse for 25 years. Bill was a life member of the Turtle Creek Fire Dept. and was a member of AOH, Division #17, in Monroeville. Friends welcome Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, TURTLE CREEK / MONROEVILLE CHAPEL, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a Blessing Service will be held Friday at 9 a.m. Bill will be laid to rest with Military Honors in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Apr. 17, 2014