April 29, 1922 - March 30, 2015
William Garber, Sr., 92, of North Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 in the Cherry Tree Nursing Home in Uniontown. A son of the late Peter and Mary Wagner Garber, he was born in Monessen on July 29, 1922. William resided in Belle Vernon most of his adult life and was member of the First Christian Church of Belle Vernon. He retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel in 1985. He was a life member and past president of the Belle Vernon Lions Club and member of the North Belle Vernon Volunteer Fire Department and Tri County Lodge F. & A.M. 252- Donora. William served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War II. Survivors include two sons, John W. Garber of North Belle Vernon and William Garber, Jr. and fiancé Jane Engel of Carroll Township; two daughters and son-in-laws Carol (Bob) Berish of Belle Vernon with whom he made his home for the past eight years and Sheryl (Steve) Chachula of Bridgeville; one brother Jack “Pee Wee” Garber of Ohio; three sisters Mildred Molocznick and Jean McFarland from the state of California and Marian Angeline of Belle Vernon, and a former daughter-in-law, Lisa Garber; nine grandchildren Brett (Mary Lou) Berish, Tina (Sam) Colella, Denise Dilts, Mark (Robyn) Chachula, Nicole (John) Baselj, Shelley Tebo, Steve (Lisa) Chachula, Eric Garber, and Joshua William Garber; 14 great grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Lorna Cadman Garber on February 17, 2006; four sisters Jackie McFarland, and Betty, Teresa and Margaret Garber, all in infancy; and one brother Peter Garber. Friends will be received on Thursday from 3-7 P.M. at the Ferguson Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 700 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com 724-929-5300. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 3, 2015 in the funeral home with his son-in-law, Steve Chachula officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery. The members North Belle Vernon Volunteer Department will meet in the funeral home to hold services at 6:30 P.M. Thursday.
William Garber, Sr., 92, of North Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 30, 2015 in the Cherry Tree Nursing Home in Uniontown. A son of the late Peter and Mary Wagner Garber, he was born in Monessen on July 29, 1922. William... View Obituary & Service Information
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