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William C. Kestner

September 24, 1924 ~ March 17, 2020 (age 95)

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William C. Kestner  

Age 95, a resident of Edgeworth, member of the greatest generation and talented musician, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 17, 2020.  He was born in Pittsburgh on September 24, 1924, to the late Clifford R. and Wanda L. (Herron) Kestner.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Sara F. (Scott) Kestner, his son, John S. Kestner and his sister, Joanne Kestner Ringeis.  Surviving are his son, Robert W. Kestner (Jean) of Emsworth, his daughter-in-law, Alison Kestner of New Waterford, Ohio; five grandchildren: Megan (Kyle) Lowry, Molly Jane Kestner, Aimee (Tony) Montani, Kathryn (Matthew) Bulanda, Andrew (Irene) Kestner and six great-grandchildren.  He was a graduate of Washington High School and Robert Morris College School of Business and retired from Dravo Corporation in 1989 after a forty- year career in accounting which took him to nine states in the US, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. He proudly served his country in the US Army during WW II.  He was a 65-year member of F A&M Sunset Lodge #63, Washington, Pa and served as auditor for the Boro of Edgeworth.  As a young teenager, Bill discovered his love of music and began playing his trumpet in local bands. For over 80 years he shared his talents with jazz bands, big bands, dance bands, marching bands, symphonic orchestras, and churches throughout Western Pa.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 801 Beaver St., Sewickley on July 24,2021 at 11:00 A.M.  Please plan to wear a mask if you are not fully vaccinated.  Private inurnment will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild – MCG Jazz Fund, or National Parks Foundation.







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Memorial Service
July 24, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (Sewickley)


Manchester Craftsmen's Guild- MCG Jazz Fund

National Parks Foundation

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