William J. Slother, Sr.
William J. Slother,Sr., 91 of Philipsburg, PA died on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Windy Hill Village P.S.L. in Philipsburg, PA.
He was the son of the late Michael & Annie (Tekely) Slother, born on June 21, 1922 in Philipsburg, PA. He married the former Dorothy Mae Hilderbrand on May 1, 1948 in Philipsburg, PA; she preceded him in death on December 2, 2005.
Mr. Slother was a member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg, PA and also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moshannon Valley Council #2250 in Osceola Mills, PA. He was an was an Army veteran of World War II. He accepted a commission from enlisted service in March 1943 to attain the rank of 1st Lieutenant. His service time during World War II included participating in the Allied invasion of France on D-Day.
He was employed as the branch manager for Clearfield Bank & Trust Company in Philipsburg until his retirement in 1985. He was a graduate of the Philipsburg High School and of the American Institute of Banking.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Slother was preceded in death by: three brothers, Frank, Alex and Charles Slother; and three sisters, Margaret Kundla, Katherine Dipko and Ramona Selfridge.
He is survived by: a son, William J. Slother Jr. & his wife Caroline of Hawk Run, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Philipsburg, PA; with Rev. Joseph Staszewiski, Celebrant. Burial will be at the Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, RD Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 3, 2014 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home, 719 E. Spruce St., Philipsburg, PA.
The Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.
Military honors will be accorded by the Moshannon Valley Independent Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
400 S. 4th Street
Philipsburg, PA 16866
Windy Hill Village P.S.L.
PO Box 551
Philipsburg, PA 16866
The charity of the donor’s choice
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.