William E. Marceau Sr., 83, of 18419 Huson Road, P.O. Box 8, Saegertown, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
William was born in Springfield, Mass., on Jan. 5, 1930, a son of the late Seraphin L. and Irene Alice Dennis Marceau.
On Sept. 3, 1955, William married Kathleen McKeown; she survives.
He was a member of St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, Saegertown.
William retired in 1992 from the former Sunbeam Equipment Corp., now known as Seco-Warwick, where he had been a chemical engineer working with incinerators. He had previously been employed by Sealus Corp. in Philadelphia, and by IWI in New Castle.
A veteran, William entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 20, 1953, and served his country honorably until Nov. 19, 1955. William received both his bachelor of science degree and master’s degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University.
He was a member of the Meadville Elks. His hobbies included golfing, woodworking, making furniture and he enjoyed doing plumbing as well as electrical work at his home.
In addition to his wife, Kathleen of 57 years, William is survived by two sons, William E. Marceau Jr. and his wife, Dawnya, of New Castle, and Dr. Michael J. Marceau of Williamsport; six grandchildren, Melanie Gibbons and her husband John, William Marceau III and his wife, Nicole, Patrick Marceau, Mary Marceau, Virginia Marceau and Elizabeth Marceau; seven great-grandchildren, Dawnya Gibbons, Karl Gibbons, Kathleen Gibbons, Callixtus Gibbons, Xavier Gibbons, William Marceau IV and Gabriel Marceau; two sisters, Jane Monteith of Waterbury, Conn., and Elaine Henneberry and her husband, Steven, of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, William was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Marceau.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where a scripture service will be conducted at 4:30 p.m.
A traditional Latin Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, Renner Avenue, Saegertown, on Saturday at 10 a.m., with Father David Poulson, pastor, as celebrant.
Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place in St. Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Church, Renner Avenue, Saegertown, Pa. 16433.
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