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ELDRED - Captain William M. Scheiterle, United States Marine Corps retired, 93, of Eldred, passed away Saturday (Dec. 22, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Born Dec. 11, 1919, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Michael W. and Margaret C. Scheiterle. On June 12, 1969, he married Arlene Goodman of Eldred, who passed away on May 12, 1994.
Bill was a 1938 graduate of Olean High School and had resided in Eldred since 1969. He was employed as a lab technician at McGraw Edison for over 20 years prior to retiring in 1983.
Captain Scheiterle was a veteran of World War II, having served as a cryptographic coding officer and having served in the Pacific Theater in the Russels, Palau, Okinawa and China. After World War II he served in the Marine Corps Reserves for 18 years, retiring as a captain.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion dating back to 1945; he was affiliated with Post 138 in Smethport. He was a past president and past secretary of the Bucktail Chapter Military Officers Association of America; past president of the Branch 169 Fleet Reserve Association; a lifetime member and past commander of the Lake Erie Basha, China Burma India Veterans Association; he was also a member of the National Officers Association, the First Marine Division Veterans Association and a founding member of the McGraw-Edison Retirees Club.
Up to the time of his passing, Captain Scheiterle was very active daily at the Eldred World War II Museum, and was the Chaplain of the Mount Jewett based Bob Swanson Chapter of the Marine Corps League.
He is survived by one stepson, Richard Brent (Denise) Wood of Hampshire, Ill.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by his son, Richard "Rick" Scheiterle, on Aug. 6, 2002; and his stepson, David A. Wood, on Feb. 5, 2009.
Friends may call Saturday at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 12 to 2 p.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies officiating. Burial will follow in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Full military honors will be presented after the funeral service by the Bob Swanson Chapter of the Marine Corps League.
Memorial contributions may be made to the McKean County Visiting Nurses Association or the
Online condolences may be made at www.framefuneralhome.com
Frame Funeral Home
230 Main Street
Eldred, PA 16731
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 24, 2012 to Jan. 2, 2013