William R. (Bill) Bierbach, 63, of Upper Raven Creek Road, Benton, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15, 2013, at his home.
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Born Dec. 16, 1949, in Wilkes-Barre, he was a son of William R. Bierbach of Wilkes-Barre and the late Naomi Koch Bierbach. He and his wife, Cheryl B. Harvey Bierbach, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on April 8.
Mr. Bierbach was a 1967 graduate of Coughlin High School. In 1969 he entered the U.S. Air Force and faithfully served his country in the Vietnam War as a jet engine mechanic.
He had been employed as a pipefitter by Penn State Mechanical Contractors in Wilkes-Barre for 22 years.
Mr. Bierbach was a member of the Benton United Methodist Church. He was a past master of the Benton Masonic Lodge and currently a member of Oriental Lodge F&AM in Orangeville. He was also a member of Caldwell Consistory of Bloomsburg.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Surviving, in addition to his wife and father, are his three children, Amy Bell and her husband, Paul, Manheim; William R. Bierbach and his wife, Amber, Benton; and Robyn Bierbach and her partner, Brian McClure, Falls Church, Va.; two grandchildren, William and Amelia Bierbach; four sisters, Karolyn Lockner, Duryea; Christine Hughes and her husband, Dale, Wilkes-Barre; Ellen Ducey and her husband, Mike, Hunlock Creek; and Dorothy Harvey and her husband, Lyle, Bethel Hill; a brother, Raymond Bierbach and his wife, Ruth, Hunlock Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A viewing will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McMichael Funeral Home Inc., 4394 Red Rock Road, Benton (state Route 487). The funeral service will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to the Benton Area Food Bank, c/o NCCCC, P.O. Box 305, Benton, PA 17814.
For online condolences or for additional information, please visit the funeral home website, www.mcmichaelfuneralhome.com.
McMichael Funeral Home Inc
4394 Red Rock Rd
Benton, PA 17814
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 17, 2013