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William Doernte

William "Bill" Doernte

Thursday, October 1st, 1931 - Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
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William C. Doernte, 89 of Irwin died peacefully on Tuesday October 20, 2020, in Forbes Hospital, Monroeville. He was born October 1, 1931 in Circleville, he was the son of the late Charles and Florence (Noble) Doernte. He was a graduate of Norwin High School in 1949. Bill started working at a young age in his father’s Pontiac Dealership in Irwin. After the sale of the business, he became the owner/operator of a trucking business employing several drivers. He also drove himself for over 40 years. Bill had a passion for working and restoring cars and operated a used car lot. He was known for his energy and developing new ideas for improving anything. If you knew of something that needed fixed you knew Bill could figure out how to fix it. He enjoyed traveling, loved driving, and was anxious to reach his destination. Bill’s memory was fantastic and he was proud to be from Irwin. He knew the history and people of Irwin and was often asked for information. He was a member of the United Church of Christ of Irwin, and the Shidle Lodge # 601 F&AM of Irwin, Gourgas Lodge. Bill was a member of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, 32nd Degree. His family will remember him for his energy and strong work ethic. In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a son William Edward Doernte. Surviving are his wife Judith (Roup) Doernte whom he married June of 1960 and enjoyed many years together; children, Dean Doernte of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Karl Lee Doernte of Bossier City Louisiana, Sandra Weatherton and her husband Craig of Greensburg , Scott Doernte and his wife Beverly of Jeannette. His granddaughter, Ali Weatherton lived close by and he often enjoyed time with her. Grandchildren; Kristina, Melissa, Jessica, William, Sam, Anthony, Elliot, Doernte, Jennifer King, and Karena Burch. Friends will be received at the Ott Funeral Home Inc., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin on Friday from 3 to 7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Pastor Steven Craft officiating. Entombment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. Masonic Services will take place on Friday at 6:45 PM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations could be made to the First United Church of Christ, 400 Main Street, Irwin, PA 15642.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, October 23rd, 2020 3:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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  • Service

    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Ott Funeral Home Inc.
    Address
    805 Pennsylvania Avenue
    IRWIN, PA 15642
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    Notes
    Masonic Services will take place on Friday at 6:45 PM in the funeral home.
    Officiant
    Pastor Steven Craft
  • Interment

    Location
    Grandview Cemetery.
    Address
    NORTH VERSAILLES, PA

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Donations are being accepted for: First United Church of Christ.

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Kathleen Zimmerman Razey

Posted at 09:32pm
So sorry to hear this deepest smpthanys . I can't make it I broke my back! Clutchie( Bill ) & Gerry.Zimmerman Sr
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Gail Leppla

Posted at 03:15am
Bill
I remember my morning coffees with you and Judy at the Turnpike Dr house. Always a pleasant, kind guy.
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Kristina & Melissa

Posted at 08:04pm
Rest in peace, Pap Pap
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Janice Schade Best

Posted at 09:27am
My deepest sympathy goes out to Judy and her family. He was such a joy to know and better yet to have a talk with. We will miss him around Irwin.
HS

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Posted at 03:17pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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