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William R. Gretz

Born: Sat., Jun. 17, 1933
Died: Fri., Oct. 22, 2010

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Mr. William R. Gretz, 77, of Allegheny Twp., passed away at 7:00 p.m., Friday, October 22nd, 2010 peacefully at his residence. Bill was born in Tarentum on June 17, 1933, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Cinpinski) Gretz.. He was a member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Freeport. He served in the US Navy during the Korean War. After his service to his country he went to work as an electrician for Braeburn Alloy Steel in Lower Burrell for 33 years, he retired in 1987.

Bill was member of the American Legion of Allegheny Twp. and SOAR. He enjoyed camping, boating, riding motorcycles and collecting die cast cars.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Alice M. (Kilgore) Gretz. His daughter, Cynthia (Kenneth) Kiebler of Leechburg; Daughter-in-Law, Tracy Gretz of new Kensington. 3 grandchildren; Elizabeth (Daniel) Thimons, Sr., Leslie Gretz and Allyson (Sean) Kesler. 5 great-grandchildren; Daniel Jr., Brayden, Chandler and Aubrie Thimons and Victorya Kesler. 3 Brothers Walter Gretz of Whitaker, Ronald (Barbara) Gretz of Brackenridge. Darrell (Cathy) Gretz of Baltimore, MD. Bill is preceded by his son William E. Gretz and his brother Dennis Gretz

Family and friends are being received on Sunday October 24th from 12-2 and 5-7. in the
Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St., Freeport, PA

A parting prayer service will be held in the funeral home at 9:30 am that will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Freeport, PA, at 10:00 am on Monday, October 25th, with Rev. James R. Gretz, Bill's nephew officiating.

Private burial service will be held at St. Mary's Cemetery Freeport, PA.

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Steve and Pam Pastiva and sons

Sorry to read of the death of Mr. Gretz. You have our deepest symapathy and condolences. We are unable to pay our respects at the funeral home due to Steve had total right knee replacement on October 12, 2010. Please accept our deepest sympathy again. Prayers for Mr Gretz and all who have died.

Janet Springer

Aunt Alice and Cyndi,

You know there was a major commotion in Heaven as Uncle Bill was welcomed by BillE, Uncle Denny and my mom!

Being with God is much better for him now, let that be a comfort for you.

All my love,

Janet, Greg, Dan, Kevin, Michelle and Jeff

Priscilla Yotter

So sad to hear of Bill's passing. I have such great memories of summers in Pa when I was young and seeing Bill and Alice, Cyndi and Billy.

I was quite touched that Bill made the long drive to Dubois in April to offer his respects when my dad died, considering Bill's own fragile health at the time.


Lori Hrobak


You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your father. May your faith help you through this difficult time.

Ken and Nancy Cinpinski

We were sorry to learn of Bill's death. He is in heaven now with God and the rest of the family. Catherine sends her prayers and love. God bless you Alice, and your family.





I will miss all of the phone calls and open door sunday's I hope that you are having a good time with Bille now. You will always be in my heart Love never dies. Every time i look at the stars i will think of what you said to me. We miss you so much.

Love you forever Cyndi and Ken


My dearest Uncle Bill,

I have truly enjoyed our time together and I'm saddened by the fact that we won't have our Sunday morning conversations anymore. But, I do have some consolation in that I do have a conversation with you every week -- it's just not on the phone. You have touched my heart immensely and I shall never forget you. You and Alice were my surrogate parents and I really appreciated the love you both have given me. I love you and may peace with you. P.S.

I'm sure Heaven is now a livelier place with the addition of such a great person. Please let everyone enjoy the stories you have, I know I have enjoyed them throughout the years - they still make me smile.


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