William Elmer Geary, 74, of New Stanton, PA died Monday, January 6, 2020 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, PA. He was born October 5, 1945 in Whyel, PA. Son of the late Grover Cleveland and Charlotte VanDyke Geary. William was a graduate of the Hempfield High School Class of 1963. After high school, he became a machinist for Precision Defense Services, where he worked for forty-nine years and retired from the company. Prior to retirement, he and his son would go every year fishing for trout as well as to Lake Ontario to fish for salmon. After retirement, William enjoyed wood working in his wood shop with his granddaughter Hallie. He loved to go hunting with his grandson Andrew and absolutely loved to go fishing and camping. He was a lifetime member of the Youngwood Sportsmen’s Club. He took several trips out West as well as cruises in Alaska with his wife and best friend’s Les and Linda Sanner. He is preceded in death by both parents, two sisters – Catherine Miller and Sally Trout and four brothers – Jess, Marion, Robert and Edward Geary. He is survived by his loving wife of thirty-eight years – Donna J. Geary of New Stanton, PA, two sons – Bill Geary and wife Kelly of Charleroi, PA and Ed Geary of New Stanton, PA, two sisters – Connie Wallace of West Newton, PA and Charlotte Fernell and husband Sam of Canton, OH, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his loving companion Annie. Friends will be received on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Diane Wiley officiating. Interment will follow at the Madison Union Cemetery in Madison, PA. In lieu of flowers, that family asks that donations be made to the Animal Friends of Westmoreland animal shelter. 216 Depot St. Youngwood, Pa. 15697.
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Animal Friends of Westmoreland
216 Depot St., Youngwood PA 15697