William D. McCloskey
of Robinson Township went to see his Lord on Monday, July 20, 2020 after fighting a courageous battle for 12 years with Alzheimer's disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Martha McCloskey of Pittsburgh and a brother Jack McCloskey of Coral Gables, Florida.
Surviving is his beloved wife Ginny and cherished daughters, Elizabeth McCloskey of Haverhill, MA and Rebecca McBride (Teg) of American Fork, Utah. Also 5 precious grandchildren; Nicholas, Tommy, T.J., Leah and Alex, plus many nieces and nephews.
Mr. McCloskey was born & lived in the Allentown/ Mt. Washington section of Pittsburgh, attended St. George Catholic School and the University of Pittsburgh. As an Army veteran, he served at Fort Belvoir, VA as a Communication Specialist.
Once his military service was complete, Bill joined Allegheny Airlines which later became USAir. After 44 years of service, he retired as a manager and instructor in USAir's Dispatch Flight Control Center.
Mr. McCloskey served on USAir's Federal Credit Union Supervisory Committee from 1984 to 1986, later to be renamed Clearview FCU. He also served on the Board of Directors at Clearview Federal Credit Union from 1986 to 2006. The credit union, staff, and members were his passion. Mr. McCloskey's hobbies were golf, model train building and electronics. Any day for golf was a good day. He loved electronics and could plan and build anything electronically: train sets, sound equipment, TV's, games, & monitoring systems. If it needed a wire or transistor, Bill would build it. His prize accomplishment was presenting his wife, Ginny, on their first Christmas together an electronic football game, including players. The football game, platform and players took 6 months to build. He was so proud.
Bill was a devoted Pittsburgh Steeler fan having been a season ticket holder for over 30 years. He rarely missed a home game with family and friends.
The family is sincerely grateful and would like to thank the dedicated staff at Rosewood of the Ohio Valley Nursing Home and the Pilgrimage Hospice nurses who tirelessly provided outstanding care and com passion.
Viewing will be at Copeland Funeral Home, 867 5th Avenue, Coraopolis on Friday July 24 from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm. In keeping with Bill's wishes, burial at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be private. In lieu of flowers, please say a prayer for all those forgotten in nursing homes and those suffering from dementia or other debilitating diseases. If friends wish to make a donation in Bill's behalf, donations can be sent to St. Joseph Church, 1304 Fourth Avenue, Coraopolis, PA 15108, or the charity of one's choice.
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