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William J. Conner

August 22, 1953 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 68)

Obituary

William J. Conner, 68, of Derry, died after a sudden illness on Thursday November 11, 
2021 at Excela Latrobe Hospital. He was born September 22, 1953 in Butler, the son of 
the late Clair L. and Jean Maffe Conner.
Bill received his undergraduate degree from California University and his masters 
degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He had a long career with the 
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, from where he retired. 
Bill loved music and was a talented guitar player. He enjoyed hunting and took 
great satisfaction in pheasant hunting with his golden retrievers, Ceili, Shannon, 
and Penny. He was a lifetime member of the Derry Rod and Gun Club and very 
active in the Latrobe Sportsman Club. Bill was also a member of DARCee (Derry 
Area Revitalization Corporation). He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of 
the Acacia Lodge #335 in Blairsville. He attended Old Salem Church. 
Bill had a generous heart. For many years he dedicated himself to taking care of 
his mother, until her passing. His greatest pleasures were spending time with his 
beloved wife at home and entertaining friends, with his great sense of humor and 
comedic impersonations. 
He is survived by his wife Karen Tobin Conner, his Aunt Mary, and numerous 
cousins and friends.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the McCabe Funeral 
Home 300 W. Third Avenue, Derry where a service will be conducted Wednesday 
at 11am with Pastor Ronald Durika officiating. Interment will follow in the Coles 
Cemetery, Derry.
Acacia Lodge #355 Blairsville will also conduct a service Tuesday evening at 7pm 
in the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
Online condolences may be made to www.mccabefuneralhomespa.com.

 

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