William F. Birchard Jr.

Born: Sun., Apr. 16, 1939
Died: Mon., Feb. 22, 2021


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
Location: Warren Alliance Church

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Sat., Feb. 27, 2021
Location: Warren Alliance Church

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William F. Birchard Jr, 81 of 670 Cobham Park. Rd. passed away on Monday Feb.22, 2021 at Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA. Bill was born on April 16,1939. in Grand Valley, PA. son of the late William F. Birchard Sr. and the late Luella M. (Anthony) Birchard Rudolph. He was raised by his Great Grandparents Mark and Eva Lamb in Grand Valley, PA. Bill was a 1957 Graduate of Youngsville High School. He had worked at G.G.Greens, Corry-Hiebert Jamestown, Torpedo Wire and Strip, and retired from Blair Corp in 2001. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 39, Violet M. Leonard Birchard, years whom he married on July 11,1981 in West Hickory, Pa., his two sons Joseph William Birchard, and Steven Wade Birchard, His three grandchildren Athena and Dustin Birchard and Billy Birchard, also a special friend Christina Fitch who was like a daughter to him who called him Dad # 2, and another young man Matthew Raymond who spent a lot of holidays with the family who was treated like another son to Bill and his wife. Also blessed in honoring his memory are his siblings, three brothers, Bernie (Janet) Birchard, Virgil Birchard, and Robert Vanguilder, six sisters Geneva (Mike) Baker, Brenda (Pete) Savitz, Barbara (Larry) Johnson, Bridget Birchard, Beth Birchard and Ruth (David) Extein and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and grandparents he was preceded in death by a son Robert Forest Birchard, a grandson Jeffrey Haskell, three sisters Lucille Lewis, Bonnie Kridler and Beverly Birchard. Bill liked watching Football, Baseball, NASCAR Racing until some members of the teams took the knee and refused to stand for the singing of the National Anthem. After that he quit watching those sports. He also liked his favorite game shows of Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy. In the last few years. due to health problems, he was limited in what he could do. He was a son of the Warren America Legion and often in early afternoon he would go over have a beer and chat with his friends and then come home and in summer mow his yard in which he was very particular to do a good job, and in the winter months he would sit in his recliner and he and his wife would watch episodes of Gunsmoke, many of which he would have seen time and time again. Friends and family will remember his famous cheeseball which he made for special holidays and special events and for all those 4th of July parties he and his wife gave in their backyard up until they retired. He also loved seeing eagles as they soared high in the sky, and also liked antique cars. Was a patient man, good husband, always had a good word for his friends and loved his boys and grandkids very, very, much. Friends will be received at the Warren Alliance Church, 278 Kinzua Road Saturday, February 27, from 11 am until noon, at which time a memorial service will be held, with Rev. Doug McCracken. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Home, or Warren American Legion Post 412 Pa. Ave. West, Warren, Pa 16365, or to The Warren Alliance Church, 278 Kinzua, Warren, PA, 16365

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