William D. Schmidt

February 7, 1935 ~ February 23, 2020 (age 85)


William D. “Bill” Schmidt, 85, of Washington Street, Parker, went to be with the Lord Sunday afternoon, February 23, 2020 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

William was born in Pittsburgh on February 7, 1935.  He was the son of the late John S. and Marybelle Little Schmidt.

Bill was a 1952 graduate of North Huntingdon High School.  He attended the Chicora Alliance Church.  He was a member and treasurer of the Summit Twp. Gun Club.  Bill sang with the Allegheny Boys Quartet.

Bill retired in 1990 following more than 37 years of service with Westinghouse in Pittsburgh, where he had been employed as a manufacturing engineer.

Bill is survived by a son, Don Schmidt, two daughters, Dana Schmidt, and Darcie Schmidt, all of Gibsonia; a brother, Rev. Carl Schmidt and his wife, Jan, of Tyrone; a sister, Colleen Schmidt Morgan of McKeesport; a foster brother, Harold “Herky” Dovey of South Hills, as well as a number of nieces and nephews who loved their uncle Bill dearly.  Also surviving is Bill’s long time companion, Ethel Eckelberger of Emlenton.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Tauber and a brother, Rev. David Schmidt.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave., Emlenton, from 12 Noon – 2:00 p.m. Thursday where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Mark Wallace, pastor of Chicora Alliance Church and the Rev. Roland M. Gray III, pastor of Beaver Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, co-officiating.  Interment will be in Emlenton Cemetery.  For additional information or to send a condolence, please visit

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