Age 77, of McCandless, on Thursday, June 21, 2018. Bill died from complications of Parkinson's disease. He is survived by his devoted wife, Susan, and his beloved children, Anne C. Jones of Durango, Colorado with her husband, Tom and Matthew S. Cercone of Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Alexandra and their dearest children, George and Grace. These grandchildren were a particular delight for Bill during his last years. Bill was born in Stowe Township on February 1, 1941 to William F. Cercone and Mathilda Parada Cercone. He graduated from Stowe High School in 1958, Villanova College in 1962, and Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle in 1965. Shortly after law school, Bill joined the United States Navy, serving first as a seaman, but leaving the Navy in 1969 as a lieutenant in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. On his return to Pittsburgh in November 1969, Bill established a private law practice and became an assistant Allegheny County Solicitor. For many years he served as the solicitor for the Cornell School District. By the time of his retirement in 2012, Bill had become a well known Grant Street figure and had zealously advocated for many criminal defendants. He was a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Bill's family offers special thanks to the staff at the Arbors at St. Barnabas and the St. Barnabas Nursing Home for his month with them. There will be no visitation and burial will be private. Arrangements trusted to SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, LTD. of Bakerstown. Please leave condolences at:
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PostedJune 24, 2018