William Joseph “Bill” Chernosky, Sr., 87, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on September 16, 2019 at his residence.
He was born June 2, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the late John Chernosky and the late Margaret (Griffen) Chernosky.
William worked at the United States Post Office in Pittsburgh retiring June 1987 after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the United States Army as a Private 2nd class serving in Korean War in Okinawa. William was a life member of Mt. Oliver Volunteer Hook and Ladder Company. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church.
He is survived by two sons, William (Donna) Chernosky, Jr. of Pittsburgh, PA, and Edward (Stacy) Chernosky of Chatham, NJ; two daughters, Ruth Ann (Keith) Ondrik of Pittsburgh, PA, and Lynda (James) Reich of Butler, PA; eight grandchildren, William Chernosky III, Jason Gross, James Reich, Matthew Reich, Nicolas Reich, Luke Reich, Brynn Chernosky, Rory Chernosky; five great grandchildren, Harley,Justin, William IV, Nicolas, Jr, and Indigo; one brother John (Jack) Chernosky of Pittsburgh, PA; one sister, Catherine Besterman of Pittsburgh, PA.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joan M (Bierman) Chernosky whom he married on November 23, 1955 and who passed away on February 2, 2005; one brother, and one sister.
Friends will be received at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 6 to 8 pm and Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, 10:00 am at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father John Baver, officiating.
Full military honors will accorded by American Legion Post #778, Lyndora; VFW Post #249 and American Legion #117, Butler.
Private burial will take place in the St. John Vianney Cemetery.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.