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William McFarland

July 14, 1930 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 89)


William McFarland, Jr., 89, of Rossiter, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Saturday, August 3, 2019.

He was born on July 14, 1930 in Rossiter, a son of the late William Grant and Geneva (Segar) McFarland.

In April of 1955 he married the former Barbara Louise Sutter.  She survives and resides in Rossiter.

Mr. McFarland attended Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church.

Bill worked for Loree Footwear, Stockdale Mine Explosives, Hoffman Diamond and finally P&N Coal Company, from which he retired.

He was a hardworking man that was a great provider for his family.  His enjoyments were maintaining his home, mowing grass and weed eating.

He was a former member of Rossiter American Legion and Punxsutawney Eagles.

In addition to his wife Barb, he is survived by three children, Randy McFarland and wife Tami, Boby Wasicki and husband Dave, and Sally Wasicki and husband Dick, all  of Rossiter; seven grandchildren, Ashlee McFarland and Mike Kennedy, Jade McFarland and Shane Poland, Randy McFarland and Jackie Wiest, Deanna Wasicki, Adison Wasicki and Mesha Brink, Dylan Wasicki and Sidney Mottern, Searra Wasicki and Kyle Lowry; four great grandchildren, Morgan and Graham McFarland, Maddox and Dax Wasicki; one sister in-law, Sandra McFarland of Punxsutawney.

Preceded in death by his parents, one brother Floyd “Pete” McFarland and one sister, Geraldine McFarland.

There will be no viewing, however, friends will be received from 2-4 Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Punxsutawney.  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Don Brauer.

Memorial donations may be made in Bill’s memory to the Rossiter Fire Company or Rossiter Calvary United Methodist Church.

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American Legion Service
August 8, 2019

2:00 PM

American Legion Service
August 8, 2019

4:00 PM

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