William Kernahan

William Criswell Kernahan Jr.

Saturday, June 18th, 1932 - Sunday, April 26th, 2020
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Age 87, of Peters Township, peacefully passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020. Beloved husband of Joan Kernahan for 61 years; loving father of Gwen (Don) Davis, Dale Kernahan (John Stokes), and Mark Kernahan; proud grandfather of Kayle Pry, Kristin (Christopher) Hauser, and Ryan Davis; caring great grandfather of Xander Pry; brother of Jean (William) Bays and the late Robert (Betsy-surviving) Kernahan. William was a graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School and Carnegie Mellon University. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as 2nd Lieutenant. After the war, Bill received he pilot’s license, as a private pilot and always enjoyed to fly. During his career, he worked at U.S. Steel as a chemical engineer and then at Sun Chevrolet in car sales. Bill was also an EMT for the Peters Township Ambulance Service for many years. He enjoyed volunteering his time through many organizations. He was a Boy Scout leader and very involved in his church, Trinity United Methodist Church, where he sang in the church choir and acted as a lay reader. Bill was a kind man with a gentle, caring spirit and was well loved by everyone. Arrangements by BEINHAUERS. With the current state of the world, William’s funeral services will be private. Those who wish to support Williams’s family during their private funeral services may visit and “Light a Candle,” at no cost, anyone may submit a heartfelt message to the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 430 Center Church Rd., McMurray, PA 15317.

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Rich and Janet Caswell

Posted at 06:32pm
Bill will be truly missed. We were blessed to have him in our lives, both as a gentleman to work with at Sun, and a gentle soul we had the pleasure to call friend. To Joan and Family . . . our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

Annette Kovatich

Posted at 07:50am
Joan and Family
So sorry to hear about Bill. Worked many years with him at Sun-have so many fond memories of him, Your in our thoughts and prayers
Annette & Len Kovatich

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