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William A. "Bill" Coward

Born: Tue., Jan. 18, 1938
Died: Sun., Apr. 1, 2012

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William A. "Bill" Coward, 74, of South Buffalo Twp., passed away at 3:52 am on Sunday, April 1st, peacefully, at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh.

Bill was born in the Laneville section of Freeport, PA on January 18, 1938. He was the son of the late Rhoda A. (McQueen) and Joseph L. Coward, Jr.

Bill was a 1955 graduate of Freeport High School. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed in the Pacific for 3 years. After an honorable discharge from the Army, Bill worked for a number of years at Alcoa in New Kensington. He then worked as a plant manager for ABB Inc. in Greensburg for over 25 years until his retirement in 2000.

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing and loved the game of golf.

He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Patricia (Schwietering) Coward; loving father of his two sons and their spouses, Jeff (Teri) Coward of Zelienople, PA and Mark (Pam) Coward of Mt. Pleasant, PA; proud grandfather of Connor Coward of Zelienople, PA and caring brother of Patricia Mitchell, of Freeport. Bill is preceded in death by his brother, Donald Coward, who passed in 1976.

Family and friends are being received on Tuesday, April 3rd from 3-5 and 7-9 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. Freeport, PA 16229.

A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 4th, with Lay Pastor Lloyd Riggle of Allegheny Presbyterian Church officiating. A private burial will be held in the Freeport Cemetery.

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gretchen kell

Deepest Sympathy. Bill was a great person and boss. will be missed. God Bless all of you.

The Otterman Family

It is so sad to leave one of our cousins, but our maker has decided he needed him. He will be truly missed by all the family. We are truly sorry for your loss. RIP Bill.

Jess mains

I had a great respect for Mr. Coward. I sead my deepest sympathys to his family for their loss.


Aunt Pat,Jeff &Mark,

We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prays. Please know we are thinking of you.

Deb McQueen Ramage

My sympathy to the family from cousin Deb

Dale Schwietering

Aunt Pat, Jeff, Mark and families

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am not able to be there so please accept my deepest condolences.

Dale Schwietering

Larry and Linda (Ohl) Hollier

Pat, Sorry to hear of your loss. Too young for sure. Hope the happy memories make things easier.

Jerry McQueen Jr.

I am very sorry to hear about my cousin Bill's passing. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Our prayers are with you and yours,

Jerry and Ellen McQueen

Dave and Nora Ohl

Pat, Jeff, Mark and family.

Bill loved life and was loved by all who knew him. May God give you Peace and Grace during your time of loss. You will be in our prayers and thoughts. Thanks Bill for a life well lived!

Eleanor Stokes Burkett

So terribly sorry to hear of Bills passing. My sympathy to Pat, Pat and all the family.

I never knew Bill as an adult, but I remember him well from school days. He was a sweet kid and must have been a caring adult.

Art and Brenda Hackett

Aunt Pat, Jeff and Mark and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Uncle Bill will be sadly missed....always a bright smile for everyone.

Art and Brenda (Schwietering) Hackett

Grace McQueen

Pat and your family: Had no idea Bill was ill. I'm so sorry, as he was a fun loving nephew.Will be missed by all of us. Aunt Grace

Linda Soles

My deepest sympathy to the Coward family, especially Mark and Pam Coward with whom I worked with at ABB in South Greensburg. Bill was a great person to work with - very thorough and detailed in everything he did. He will be missed.

Linda Soles

April 2, 2012

Anthony Falleroni

Mark, Pam, Mrs. Coward and family. I want to express my sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. I apologize for not being able to make it to the viewing to express in person, but I have obligations tomorrow evening. I just want you to know you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will always remember Bill fondly not just for his many contributions at ABB, but just as a great guy.


Anthony Falleroni

Barbra and David Maskarinetz

With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace Uncle Bill. God Bless.

The John Rassau Family

Our family's thoughts and prayers are with you and if ever we can do anything for you, please let us know.

Darla (Hewitt) Depew

Pat, Jeff, Mark and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Please accept my sincere sympathy. I am sorry I did not make the viewing as I just heard this past weekend. God bless you all and keep you in comfort at this time.

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