William E. Steiger

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William E. Steiger, 77, beloved husband of Virginia (Reidinger) Steiger, of Tolland, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Coburn, Pa., on Aug. 26, 1935, son of Margaret (Cummings) Steiger in Pennsylvania and the late Rufus Steiger, he had lived in Tolland for the past 52 years. Before retiring, he was an experimental engineer at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford, for 42 years. He enjoyed camping, cookouts, NASCAR, UConn basketball, and any holiday with his family.

In addition to his wife of 56 years, Virginia, he leaves their children, Catherine Horton, and her husband, Mark, of Vernon and Janice Kiritsis and fiancé, William Johnston III of Tolland; and two grandchildren, Jamie Daigle, and her husband, Kyle, and Eric Horton, all of Vernon.

The funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 20 Meadowlark Road, Vernon. Burial will be private at Grove Hill Cemetery. His family will receive friends Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Vernon, CT 06066; or to John DeQuattro Community Cancer Center, 71 Haynes St., Manchester, CT 06040.

Ladd, Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home has care of arrangements.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Dec. 26 to Dec. 30, 2012
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