WILLIAM J. "BILL", SR.
Age 69, of Plum Boro, on Friday, June 28, 2013, peacefully at home, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Beloved husband of Ginny; father of Billy (Shelly), Amy (Tab) Senge, Meghan (Rich) Donatelli, and Ryan (Stacey); pappy of Tyler, Dylan, McKenzie, Regan, Riley, Macy, Keegan, Xander, Ramsy, Madison, Rayna, Tallon, Tristyn, and Taylie; brother of Lynn Mendt, Beverly Sites, Lesley Fisher, and the late Michael and Susan; also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Bill worked as a sheet metal worker for Local Union #12 and was later employed by Ruthrauff-Sauer as a project manager. He also served on the Board of Directors at SMACNA, chairman of the Local 12 JATC, and served on many other committees throughout his career. He was an active board member of PBAA for over 30 years and past vice-president. Bill loved to coach his grandchildren's baseball and softball teams and always supported all their other activities. He was their biggest fan. He became everyone's "pappy". Friends received Sun. and Mon. 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at SOXMAN FUNERAL HOMES, LTD., 7450 Saltsburg Road, Penn Hills, PA 15235. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Joy Church.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from June 29 to June 30, 2013