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William P. Sauereisen


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William P. Sauereisen Obituary
William Phillips "Will" Sauereisen, 85, formerly of Aspinwall, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. He was the beloved husband of JoAnne (Brown) Sauereisen; loving father of Marion S. Derrickson, Melinda (David) Brodsky, C. Karl (Laura Jane) Sauereisen and Jason J. Sauereisen; cherished grandfather of Alexandra, Marc-Austin, Tallula, Ry, Grace, Clark and Clayton; and brother of Ferd J. (Molly) Sauereisen. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Fred Sauereisen and Marion Phillips Sauereisen; and his brother, Phillips F. Sauereisen. Will was a graduate of Aspinwall High School and Robert Morris Business College. He was a veteran of the Korean War conflict serving overseas with the Army. Will's career spanned more than 40 years at Sauereisen Cements, a company founded in 1899 by his father and expanded internationally under the second generation leadership team. In retirement, Will served with faith and diligence for several years at North Hills Community Outreach by delivering food, conducting career counseling and volunteering as needed. Throughout his adult life, Will cultivated a passion for youth sports, being active as a coach but more frequently cheering on kids of the community. He was a true fan of the underdog. Will extolled the virtues of family, longtime friendship and the character trait of humility.
Friends were received at WEDDELL-AJAK FUNERAL HOME, 100 Center Ave., Aspinwall.
In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial gifts to Oakmont Presbyterian Church or a benevolent cause of one's choosing.
Published in The Herald on Mar. 1, 2018
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