Francis William "Bill" Boulanger, 86, of Donegal Township, Chicora, passed away early Monday morning in Butler Memorial Hospital.
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Born in Butler March 23, 1928, he was the son of the late Joseph J. Boulanger and Margaret C. Thomas Boulanger.
He worked for 45 years at Castle Rubber in East Butler in maintenance. He retired in May 1993.
Bill was a Roman Catholic and a member of Chicora Senior Center and of Castle Rubber Labor Union. He was well-known for repairing lawn mowers. He enjoyed life and was also known for his good nature. He also enjoyed being with his family.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving his country from March 20, 1946, to Jan. 19, 1948. He served on the U.S.N.B. in Buckner Bay, Okinawa, and on the U.S.S. Salisbury Sound.
He married Emma Ruth McDevitt Boulanger on July 29, 1950, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 1996.
He is survived by his four sisters, Connie and Marshall Cumberland of Van Buren, Ohio, Donna Schnur of East Butler, Dorreen Desmond of Butler, and Sandra Protzman of Butler; his brother Rodney (Candy) Boulanger of Butler; and a number of nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He is also survived by his special friend, Dolly Fleeger of Chicora, and his special helpers, Sally McCune and Nicole Nebel.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two sisters, Marguerite Dreher and Marcella "Dolly" Wonderly, and his three brothers-in-law, Donald Schnur, Patrick Desmond and Edward Protzman.
Boulanger- Friends of Francis William "Bill" Boulanger, who passed away Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME, 111 E. Slippery Rock and Main streets, Chicora.
The funeral liturgy will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Full military honors will be provided by the Chicora VFW, the Chicora and East Brady American Legion, and the 99 Readiness Command.
To send condolences, visit www.steighnerfuneralhome.com.
Steighner Funeral Home
111 East Slippery Rock Street
Chicora, PA 16025
Published in Butler Eagle on Aug. 5, 2014