William W. Bill Aulenbacher Jr.
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William W. "Bill" Aulenbacher, Jr., age 46, of North East, died on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at UPMC Hamot. He was born on September 5, 1972 in Erie, Pa. to William and Janet (Otto) Aulenbacher, Sr. of North East.

A lifelong North East resident, Bill graduated St. Gregory School in 1987, North East High School in 1991, and the Erie Institute of Technology. He was currently employed by Better Baked Foods in the maintenance department for over 25 years. Bill was a member of St. Gregory Catholic Church where he was a 4th Degree Knight and charter member of the St. Gregory's Knights of Columbus Council 4262. Throughout Bill's life, he was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America and he carried that into adulthood. Bill formerly served as Cub Master for Pack 82 in North East and Assistant Scout Master for Troop 57 in North East. He loved spending time with his family and camping.

Bill is survived by his wife of 21 years, Marlene (Gilbertson); a son, Alex; a step-daughter, Jill Kimball (Casey) of North East; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Cote (Bernard) of Erie; brother, Joseph Aulenbacher (Carrie) of Harborcreek; sisters, Denise Batts (William) of Rochester and Sarah Husvar (Joshua) of Houston; sister-in-laws, Joni Mandus of Pittsburgh, Kathy Koszewski (Bill) of North East, and a brother-in-law, Donny Gilbertson of North East; nine nephews, six nieces, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Bill's generous personality will go on as an organ donor.

Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Monday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to a Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gregory Catholic Church. Knights of Columbus Council 4262 will hold a rosary service on Monday at 8:30 p.m. Interment will be held at St. Gregory Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 57, 30 North Lake Street, North East, PA 16428. Please send condolences to elkinfh.com.

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Published in Erie Times-News from Jul. 7 to Jul. 8, 2019.
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July 11, 2019
Marlene and family, Bill was a great guy I've known him since kindergarten. My thoughts and prayers are with you, another gone way too soon. You know where I am if you need anything, my heart breaks for you. Rest in peace Bill. With love and sympathy, Denise McCumber
Denise Mccumber
July 10, 2019
So many memories, all good, of this fine man I was blessed to know, work with and call my friend. Always willing to help and I never heard a harsh word in all the years I knew him. A wonderfully caring human being and just a joy to be around. We have lost a true shining light in this world and heaven has gained an angel like no other.
Lynn Suddeath
July 9, 2019
Our sympathy to your entire family. Our prayers are with you. May God comfort you and grant you peace.
Jake & Shirley Scotch
July 8, 2019
My deepest condolences for the loss of your son, Janet. I'm sending love and hugs your way. I'll pray for love and healing for the entire family.
Jenny Mellquist-Steiner
July 8, 2019
Came to see u today, my fiend lost for words,will keep smiling as you did and that little giggle. Sweat Dreams Dottie
July 8, 2019
Bill you will be sadly missed. We will miss that great smile.
July 8, 2019

Gone way to soon.. He was loved by many. So sorry for the family. Prayers your way.

Gone way to soon. Was loved by many. My heart goes out to the family.
Mary Henson
July 8, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and sympathy to all of the family.
Jeannie Lamb
July 8, 2019
Marlene and family
To a great guy, so glad to have know him,that special smile and his giggle,
Sweet dreams
July 8, 2019
Marlene and family,
To a wonderful person always well liked at work.i,'ll always remember is smile and giggle. Rest in peace Bill. Dottie
July 8, 2019
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July 8, 2019
May god be with all of you Bill was a great person always helpful he will be greatly missed Rest In Peace Bill
Jim and Sue Dempsey
July 7, 2019
Bill, Janet and family, so sorry, I remember Bill Jr when he was little and you were so proud of him.
marlene Russell
July 7, 2019
I keep the memory of being 7 or 8 & playing at your house and in the creek. Sorry for your loss. My condolences. God bless your family.
Tony Geraci
July 7, 2019
Dear Bill, Janet and family,
I am so very sorry about the loss of your son. I can't imagine what you all are going through. Know that I am praying for you all.
God Bless
Susan East More
Susan East More
July 7, 2019
You are all in my thoughts. It was a pleasure knowing Bill. He was a friendly face at all the soccer games and school events our boys had growing up together. He was a great person and wonderful dad and husband. Prayers to the entire Bacher family.
Elizabeth Bittner
July 7, 2019
Marie Yates
July 7, 2019

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July 7, 2019
Life cut short, knew Bill as a quiet soft spoken nice person. Very Very sorry for your Loss. Val Hayes & Jack Rizzo
July 7, 2019
You were one of a kind and always made people laugh your memory will live on "bacher"..
Tammy Lynch
July 7, 2019
Such a wonderful man...I love and miss you so much uncle Bill...Keep watch over us all
Nicole Gallagher
July 7, 2019
Gonna miss this awesome guys smiling face everyday at work. My heart and prayers to Marlene alex Jill and the rest of his family he will always have a special place in our hearts anyone who knew him will definitely have great stories to tell sad to see you go but I guess it was time for you to fly fly high my friend
Michele Wescott
July 7, 2019
Bill and Janet, Joe, Denise, Sarah, and other family and friends, We are so sorry for your loss of Billy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. I'm sorry I can't be there. You were and still are like family to me. Andrew and I send our love to you all. Sincerely,Andrew and Carrie (Lukaszewski) Burt
Carrie Burt
July 7, 2019
Marlene, Alex and Jill as well as the entire Aulenbacher family. There are no words to make this easier, I wish there was. I am so sorry for your loss. What a great man he was, how very many he touched, and the love he has for his family was tremendous. The world was better because he was in it! Anyone he touched was better for having him in life. I was blessed to have him as part of mine. I pray God's loving arms provide you with the strength you will need these next few days as well as comfort and peace. Love you all.
Lisa Duda Henry
July 7, 2019
I worked with Bill at Better Baked. He always said I was his job security. He was one of the good people that you meet in life. He will be greatly missed! You are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Bill.
Barb Cherico
July 7, 2019
Keeping the Aulenbacher family in my thoughts & heart at this very difficult time. Sending my love.
Becky Piotrowski
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