William Trenary White
William Trenary White, age 85, of Cochranton passed away on April 28, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital after a 3 year battle with bladder cancer. He was born November 18, 1933 in Washington, PA to the late Clare M. and Helen (Trenary) White. He married Louise N. Hitchcock on June 16, 1959. She preceded him in death.
Bill graduated in 1951 from Mt. Pleasant Township High School in Hickory, PA and earned a four year degree from Penn State graduating in 1956. He was employed as a high school agriculture teacher at Cochranton High School, a loan officer at Farm Credit Systems, and prepared taxes through the PA Farm Bureau. After retirement he drove bus for Girardat Transportation for 20 years.
Bill served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 being stationed in Augsburg, Germany. He was then in the United States Army Reserves until his discharge in 1962.
He was a 60 year member of the Cochranton Presbyterian Church. He served as an elder of the church, clerk of session and served on various committees in numerous capacities.
He is survived by two daughters, Ann L. Baker and her husband, Eddy of Cochranton and Mary E. Smith of Meadville; a sister, Dorothy A. Wingert of Warren, PA; two brothers, Samuel H. White and his wife, Margaret of Poland, OH and George M. White and his wife, Lois of Houston, PA; four grandchildren; Bryanna M. O'Brien and her husband, Charles of Meadville, Leirin D. Schmader and her husband, Jared of Cochranton, Kyle A. Smith and his wife, Becca of Meadville and Ryan E. Smith and his wife, Samantha of Meadville; and 6 great-grandchildren; Simon and Keegan O'Brien, Harper, Jackson, and Owen Smith, and Natalie Schmader.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his granddaughter, Brittany Morgan Baker.
Family and friends are invited to call at Dickson Family Funeral Home 123 S Franklin St. Cochranton, PA on Thursday, May 2 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A Masonic Service by Lodge #408 will be held at 6 p.m. Additional calling hours will be Friday, May 3 at the Cochranton Presbyterian Church, 106 Smith St., Cochranton, PA from 10 a.m. until the time of the service, which will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Cochranton Cemetery with full military honors provided by Cochranton American Legion Post #86 and bagpipes by Adam Falkenberg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Cochranton Presbyterian Church, 109 Smith St., Cochranton, PA 16314 or the Cochranton Athletic Boosters c/o Cochranton High School, 105 2nd Street, Cochranton, PA 16314.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the DICKSON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 123 S FRANKLIN ST., COCHRANTON, PA.
Published on April 30, 2019


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