William D. Madison
1941 - 2021-03-30
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William D. (Meneskie) Madison, 79, of Pleasant Hills, a loyal husband, devoted father and beloved grandfather, passed away from cancer, at UPMC Shadyside, Tuesday, March 30, 2021. Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara Madison; his three sons, Jeff, Brian (Stacey) and Joel (Anne) Madison; his two adoring granddaughters, Sydney and Kylie Madison; his brothers, Gerald (Elaine) Madison and Eric (Patricia) Meneskie; his sister, Faith Ann (Hugh) Yorty; and an extended family of nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends. Bill was born May 31, 1941, in Cuddy, Pa., to the late Charlotte and Thomas Meneskie. Bill lived with his Aunt Marian and Uncle Alfred Sposato in Pittsburgh's Oakland neighborhood from ages 1-8 while his mother was being treated for TB. Bill had fond memories of his time in the city, recalled being loved dearly and treated like a king until he was able to return home to his mother and family. Bill attended Bethlehem-Center High School, then earned a bachelor's degree from California State College, and later a master's degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Bill devoted 38 years to teaching elementary education in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District, and was active with the AIU. He was a humble, kind, gentle and wise man who inspired his students and touched so many lives. Bill loved working in the yard, was an avid golfer, and thoroughly enjoyed the time he spent on the greens with his golf buddies. Bill's last role in life, which he took so much joy in, was to be the doting grandfather of Sydney and Kylie, who will treasure his memory always. Funeral services will be held at JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Family and friends will be received from 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 2, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 3, with a memorial service to follow at 11 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill's memory to Baldwin Whitehall Educational Foundation, 4900 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Condolences may be shared at http://www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.

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Published in Triblive Online Only from Apr. 1 to Apr. 2, 2021.
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April 2, 2021
When I was a beginning teacher, I was lucky enough to get a job at McAnnulty Elementary School where I met Bill. He became my model of a great teacher. I hope that I was able to bring some of his mild mannered funny style to my own students. I spent most of my career in Georgia but I always felt a connection with Bill.
Bob Noethling
Friend
April 1, 2021
Mr Madison was my 5th grade teacher at Whitehall. He was one of my favorite teaches and I am sorry to hear about his passing.

I remember he gave me a book from my favorite series when i was sick. He was the first teacher who I felt really challenged me academically and I greatly appreciate that!
Caitlyn Moonry
Student
April 1, 2021
We were deeply saddened to hear of Bill's passing! I had the good fortune of first meeting Bill at Cal State and then again when we were hired to teach elementary students at Baldwin-Whitehall !! We were blessed to have worked with so many wonderful students and teachers at Baldwin. Bill's insight and clarity of thought was quite helpful as we faced the challenges of educating our students. He definitely was one of the good guys!! Sincerely, Janice and Bob Prehoda .
Robert Prehoda
Coworker
April 1, 2021
Mr. Madison was my favorite teacher of all time. He inspired a lifelong love of reading, especially through his introduction of Gary Paulsen books. I remember I gave him a Gary Paulsen book (Tracker) as a thank you gift on the last day of 5th grade. He was absolutely one in a million.
Elena Hoellein Less
Student
April 1, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family. Mr. Madison touched so many lives in teaching. I was lucky enough to have him as my 5th grade teacher. He was an amazing teacher. Heaven truly gained an angel.
Ashlee Eisengart
Student
April 1, 2021
He was my 5th grade teacher. He was so kind to me. He was my favorite teacher. So sad. May he Rest In Peace. ♥ Prayers to his family.
Cassie Schartiger
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