William "Bill" Vosel Jr., also known by his youthful friends as "Sneako," 80, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, surrounded by his family.
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He was born November 29, 1933, in Bridgeville, a son of William D. Vosel Sr. and Elizabeth Pantner Vosel.
Mr. Vosel was a graduate of Bridgeville High School and Muskingum College.
From 1957 to 1958, he served for 18 months in the U.S. Army in Korea.
Mr. Vosel taught and coached football in Cambridge, Loudonville, Mansfield and Wellington, Ohio, where he received the Lorain County Coach of the Year and Northeastern Ohio Coach of the Year honors for leading the Wellington Dukes to a Lakeland Conference championship in 1974. He moved to Canonsburg in 1975, where he taught and coached football at Canon-McMillan High School, retiring in 1993.
In his younger days, he was an avid bowler and won many tournaments. He played ukulele and loved to sing. Golfing and gardening were his passions, and he enjoyed canning and cooking. Reading and crossword puzzles were a favorite pastime. He loved the outdoors and walks on the Montour Trail with his dog, Annie. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved visits with his family.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Ann, whom he married December 27, 1956; three children, Steve Vosel of Houston, Dan (Shannon) Vosel of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Laura (Jim) Reynolds of Canonsburg; a brother, Bob Vosel of Bridgeville; and nine grandchildren, Leigh Ann, Jacob and Jesse Reynolds of Canonsburg and Neil, John, Hannah, Madeline, Nick and Joe Vosel of Cincinnati.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Warchol Funeral Home, 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 28, in Bible Chapel, McMurray, with the Rev. Wayne Johnson officiating. Interment to follow with full military honors in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Cecil Township.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Wounded Warriors at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. View and add condolences at www.warcholfuneralhome.com.
Warchol Funeral Home Inc
3060 Washington Pike
Bridgeville, PA 15017
Published in Observer-Reporter on Mar. 25, 2014