Age 92 of the North Side of Pittsburgh. Died Friday, September 1, 2017, at his son's home in Grand Blanc Michigan, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on March 18, 1925 in Brownsville, PA, the son of Charles and Melvina (Austin) Mechem. On July 31, 1944, he married Mary Agnes Stevenson. They celebrated almost 62 years of love until her death in 2006. He was a member of the West Allegheny Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, and was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to read, sing, and shared his home with many. He will be missed by his four children, Roberta (Chuck) Hart, Peggy (Larry) Doyle, Barbara (Robert) Downs, David (Tina) Mechem; and his ten grandchildren, Bill (Pam) Eshenbaugh, Amy Creese, Tammy (Jerry) Kennedy, Karen (Charles) Warrick, Marina Doyle, Dylan Doyle, Josh Watson, Kaylee Downs, Andrew Mechem, and Chloe (Chase) Dettloff; also nine great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by his brother, James and sister, Margaret. A memorial service will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, extended family and friends may arrive at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 2701 N. Charles St., Pittsburgh, PA 15214. Mr. Leon Harvard will officiate.
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PostedSeptember 10, 2017