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William C. Orr, age 77 of Conneaut Lake, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at The Erie Veterans Medical Center. Bill was born to the late Samuel Louis Orr and Ruth Emma Fox Van Skoik Orr. He married Janet Maxwell Orr on July 5, 1985. She survives.
Bill attended Conneaut Lake High School until he joined the U.S. Navy. He was on active duty for 20 years, and in the fleet reserves for 10 years. After his retirement as Petty Officer 1ST Class, he opened Bill's Gun Shop in Conneaut Lake.
Bill was a member of the Linesville VFW Post 7842, Linesville American Legion Post 462, NRA, Ducks Unlimited and The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and coin collecting.
Surviving Bill in addition to his wife is a daughter, Diana Valesky and her husband Ben of Atlantic, PA; 4 Sons, William C. Orr and his wife Tina of Atlantic, PA, David Orr and his wife Deanna of Conneaut Lake, PA, Darrin Orr of Van Cleave, MS and John Elliot of Conneaut Lake, PA. 12 Grandchildren, Megan, Mandy, Shannon, Miranda, Samuel, Sarah, Matthew, Joshua, Dakota, Cheyene, Ashton and Gabriella. 7 Great-Grandchildren Casey, Kirk, Kelsey, Cameron, Taylor, Ella and Mason. 3 Sisters, Noreen Clark of Memphis, TN, Pat Field and her husband Fred of Conneautville, PA and Jean Barnhart and her husband James of Meadville, PA. 1 Brother Ronald Orr and his wife Beverly of Linesville, PA.
Visitation for Bill will be on Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 4PM until 7PM at Dickson Funeral Home. An Additional hour of visitation will be on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 11AM until Noon. The funeral service will follow beginning at Noon at the Funeral Home with Pastor Rich Jones of Conneautville Church of Christ officiating. Bill will be laid to rest at Evergreen Cemetery with full military honors. Any memorial contributions are to be made to Hospice of Erie Veterans Medical Center, 135 E. 38th St. Erie, PA 16504.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Dickson Funeral Home and Crematory, Rocco R. Tedesco, III, Supervisor, 130 N. Second St. Conneaut Lake, PA 16316. Please sign Bill's online guestbook at hatheway-tedesco.com.
Published on September 28, 2017
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