William Carr Leiper, of Sewickley Heights, retired General Counsel for Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2019 at UPMC Passavant. He was 95. Bill was born in Sparta, IL on April 26, 1924 to the late Harold P. and Rosetta (Carr) Leiper. On January 25, 2009, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 62 years, Jean (Lyle) Leiper. He is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law Ann and Tim McLarnan of Richmond IN; his grandchildren Peter, Nicholas (Anastasia), Joanna, and Nina; his great grandson George; and his caring friend Doris Rosenberg. Bill graduated from Sparta High School in Illinois, St. Marys’ College in California and University of Chicago Law School. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII, stationed in India. In retirement, Bill enjoyed cheering for the Steelers and Notre Dame and watching the deer and the bluebirds on the hill outside his window. Visitation Friday at 3:00 p.m. at Copeland’s Sewickley, 702 Beaver St. with a service immediately following at 4:00 pm Friday. Burial will be private at Sewickley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests, if desired, donations to the charity of your choice.
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