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William J. West

November 26, 1929 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 92)


William J. West, 92, of Butler, passed away Friday morning, September 16, 2022, at the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born in Butler on November 26, 1929, a son of the late Fred G. West and Mildred (Schneider) West.

He graduated from Butler High School class of 1947, he then enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1949.  Bill went on to Grove City College where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1954, also graduating from the School of Consumer Banking at the University of Virginia.  Bill had worked for Mellon Bank for 30 years, retiring in 1985.  After retiring he joined Citizens National Bank in 1986, where he was the manager of the Clearview Mall branch until 1991.  Bill also had been a tip-staff for the Butler County Courthouse for several years.

He was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, where he had been an usher, as well as a member of the BPOE Elks #170 in Butler.  Bill enjoyed all sports, especially golf, having belonged to the Mellon Bank and the Elks golf leagues. He enjoyed working crossword puzzles and traveling to various casinos. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving is his loving wife and best friend of 67 years, Shirley A. (Fend) West, whom he married June 4, 1955.

3 children:  Susan Geibel of Trinity, FL; William J. (Karen) West of Tampa, FL; Thomas R. (Shelley) West of Trinity, FL.

7 grandchildren:  Kelley (Brian) Cummings of Land O Lakes, FL; Rebecca (David) Soldinger of Van Nuys, CA; Jeffrey West, Krista (Ricky) Patel, Lauren West, Preston West and Blake West, all of Tampa, FL.

6 great grandchildren

2 sisters, Patsy Jacob and Winnie Ford.

2 brothers, John West and Michael (Patty) West.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 7 sisters and 2 brothers.

Private services will be held by his family.  Arrangements by the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler.



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