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William E. Bierer

December 19, 1929 ~ April 25, 2021 (age 91)


William E. Bierer, 91, of Ligonier, passed away Sunday April 25, 2021.
 He was born December 19, 1929 in Uniontown,  a son of the late W. Edmund and Gertrude Morley Bierer.
Bill was a 1947 graduate of South Union High School, he atteneded Bucknell University on a
football scholarship and left after one year to join the Army (something he did two times). He then graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1954
and Rutgers University Stonier School of Banking in 1965. He had worked for Westinghouse for seven years and then
moved to Mellon Bank in 1961 where he rose to the position of Controller. In 1968 he joined Western Pennsylvania National Bank as Senior Vice President,
later to become Equibank and Equimark Corporation where he assumed the role of President and CEO from 1973-1984.  In 1985 he founded Lesker Office Furniture,
retiring in 1998 after successfully selling the company to S.P.Richards Co. of Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years he served on many boards;  UPMC,
University of Pittsburgh Athletics, Grove City College, Childrens Hospital and the Duquense Club to name a few.  Bill never met a stranger and lived his life touching the
lives of many. Where there was a problem, there was always a solution and he was always there for anyone who needed him.
He had many interests, but nothing topped his love and pride of family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded by his loving wife Ruth Sibel Bierer of 58 years, a grandson Steven Tucker Coil in 1993, his brother Donald E.
Bierer and his sister Martha Lou Taylor.
He is survived by his son William Edmund Bierer III (Renee) of Queen Creek, AZ, his daughter Nannette Coil (Bruce) of Round Hill, VA,  grandchildren;
Jonathan Guenther Coil (Brittany) of Dana Point, CA, Jessica Morley Jewell (Eric) of Boyce, VA, Chelsy Hunter Coil of Ligonier, Benjamin Tucker Coil of Round Hill, VA,
William Edmond Bierer IV of Mesa, AZ and Hadley Fairchild Coil of Round Hill, VA. Great grandchildren Holland Augustus Jewell and
Charlotte Bybee Jewell.
Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral Home, 144 East Main Street, Ligonier.
Services and interment in St. Michael's Cemetery will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the University of Pittsburgh Athletics in memory of Bill online at On the gift form choose "Student-Athlete Success Fund" and include in memory of Bill Bierer.
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