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Obituary: William H. Schrecongost

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William H. Schrecongost, 81, of Natrona Heights, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

William H. Schrecongost
(07/10/1938 – 01/23/2020)

He was born July 10, 1938 to the late Harry R. and Bertha L. (Pierce) Schrecongost in Indiana, PA. He was raised in Frazer Township and graduated from East Deer High School in 1956. Bill managed a farm for Walt Gillespie while in school and then went on to major in music at IUP. In 1958 he joined the U.S. Army for three years and was stationed in Germany. He then had a career in the finance industry, and also had a construction business. In 1998 he became the proud owner of the Allegheny Lumber and Supply Co. in Tarentum with his family. Bill was known in the industry for his knowledge, hard work, and eagerness to help everyone he could.

Bill was a 53 year Mason and Past Master of the Freeport Lodge #239. He was also a 32nd degree mason out of the New Castle Consistory. He was also a member of the Natrona Heights Presbyterian Church. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and shooting with his son. He loved working and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years Barbara R. (Kozluk) Schrecongost and children Kelly (Lawrence) Krchnavy, Brackenridge, Dawn (fiancé Carl Solida) Schrecongost, Sarver and William (Sheryl Graczyk) Schrecongost, Sarver. His six wonderful grandchildren Cory (Josh Sasfai) Krchnavy, Michael and Evan Gasbarro, Alexis, Kira and Kasey Schrecongost. Also surviving is his sister Audrie Riddle, Natrona Heights, sister in law Donna Carson, Harwick and brother in law Paul (Jackie Staaf) Kozluk, AZ. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Charles R. Schrecongost and brother in law Charles E. Riddle.

Visitation 2-4 and 6-8 PM Sunday in the Duster Funeral Home, Inc 347 E 10th Ave, Tarentum, 724-224-1526 and Monday from 12 noon until 1 PM. Services will be held at 1:30 PM in First United Presbyterian Church, Tarentum with Rev. Philip A. Beck, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, PA with military honors. We would like to thank Mimi, Larry, Cindy, Georgett and “D” and the AVH Hospice ladies for Bill’s wonderful care. Family suggests contributions to Harrison Township Meals on Wheels or Calhouet Center for Comprehensive Parkinson’s Care, 575 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202. VISIT:

Source: Duster Funeral Home