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October 3, 2013

William T. Colter

SAEGERTOWN — William T. Colter, 87, of 401 Main St., Saegertown, went home to Jesus on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at UPMC Medical Center-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.

Bill was born in Warren on March 12, 1926, a son of the late Robert E. and Clara Goodwill Colter.

On May 15, 1992, Bill married Genevieve (Genny) L. Stainbrook Mona; she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2005. In addition to his parents and his wives, Anne and Billie, Bill was also preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

He was a member of Watson Run Presbyterian Church, Meadville.

In 1980 Bill retired from Bell Telephone, where he had been employed for many years. Following his retirement he worked at Conneaut Lake Park and Sherwin Williams, Meadville. A veteran of World War II, Bill entered the U.S. Navy on Nov. 1, 1944, and served his country honorably until his discharge on March 16, 1946. He was a member of the Pioneer Group. An avid golfer, Bill loved to play golf at Whispering Pines.

Bill is survived by 10 children, Kathy Perry and her husband, David, of Cambridge Springs, Brenda Jo Wetsell and her husband, Daniel, of Blooming Valley, Dr. Aaron Edwards and his wife, Cynthia, of Gig Harbor, Wash., Lenny Stites and his wife, Patty, of Saegertown, Larry Stites and his friend, Jen, of Meadville, Sue Stites and her friend, Vicke, of Titusville, Kathy Sparks and her husband, Brian, of Meadville, Molly Ann Gray and her husband, Robert, of Pittsburgh, Tom Stites and his wife, Lynn, of Lakeland, Tenn., and Tim Colter and his wife, Liz, of Tega Cay, S.C.; 20 grandchildren, Julie Scott and her husband, Ed, Brenton Steiger, Amanda Steiger and her friend, Bill Burlingame, Clint Steiger and his wife, Carrie, Joshua Edwards, Jacob Edwards, Makenna Edwards, Meghan Edwards, Marie Magee and her husband, Dave, Ernie Gray and his wife, Kristen Sciulli, Benjamin Gray, Stephen Gray, Drue Gray, Christopher Sparks, Michael Sparks, Tommy Stites and his wife, Vonda, Gina Stites, Stephanie Rogers, Allison Rogers and William Rogers, 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Delbert Colter and his wife, Jean, of Hermitage, and Robert James Colter and his wife, Catherine, of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 330 Broad St., Saegertown, where funeral services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Frank C. Duncan, HR, Pastoral Care of Watson Run Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Interment with full military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006 will take place Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township.

Memorial contributions may be made to Watson Run Presbyterian Church, 13594 Harmonsburg Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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