KA3GQN WILLIAM J WURZEL SK May 12 2012 Age 100
William "Bill" Wurzel, 100, a lifelong resident of New Brighton, passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2012 while residing at Franciscan Manor, Patterson Heights.
William was born April 13, 1912 in New Brighton, son of the late William and Edna (Miller) Wurzel. Bill began his career with Standard Horse Nail Corporation in 1943. He retired in 1978 as the Vice President of Production but continued for a number of years as a consultant.
In his leisure, Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was also an avid amateur radio enthusiast. He was a member of the Triple A Amateur Radio Association and his call number was KA3GQN.
Bill loved the Community of New Brighton and became active in the Volunteer Fire Department at an early age. He was a member of the New Brighton Fire Department for more than 40 years and served as the Department Chief for a number of years. He was a longtime member of the Fireman's Relief Association of New Brighton, Beaver County and Western Pennsylvania. Bill was a faithful member of the Westminster U.P. Church of New Brighton.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife: Joan (Wilson) Wurzel; two sons: Donald and David; and his sister: Edythe Taylor.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law: Jack and Irma Wurzel, New Brighton; eight grandchildren and their spouses: Christina (Scott) Croud; Kim (Jose) Rodriguez; Robert (Michelle) Wurzel; Matthew Wurzel; Daniel Wurzel; David Wurzel; Joe (Bobbi) Dentler and David Dentler; nine great grandchildren: Justin Tice and his wife Jen; Andre Rodriguez; Victoria Rodriguez; Austin Wurzel; Zoe Wurzel; Callie Wurzel; Gabriel Wurzel; Emiley Croud and Sara Croud; great great grandchildren: Austin, Zoey and Ashton; two daughters-in-law: Florence Dentler Wurzel, Industry and Jane Wurzel, Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received today from 2-4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the SAUL-GABAUER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park Mausoleum). His funeral service will be held Wednesday, 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Jordan Rimmer, officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
The family wishes to express thanks to Bill's special nephew: Charles Bruce DeVinney for his many visits to Franciscan Manor; and thanks to all the nurses and aides at Franciscan manor for their kind and compassionate care. The family also thanks Drs. Timothy Jackson and Peter Volpe; and the staff of Odyssey Hospice. Online condolences may be offered at www.saul-gabauer.com.