Born on July 21, 1924, passed peacefully on Friday, November 17, 2017, of Pleasant Hills. Beloved husband of Dorothy M. Williams (Schorr Topley); son of the late Clara M. Bowers (Schneltzer Williams) and Edward Frank Williams; father of Sherry (Bill) Kunkel, Richard J. (Dawn) Topley, Donna M. Topley and friend, Marion L. Keefer; brother to Edward (the late Gladys) Williams, Henry (Annie) Bowers, and Gladys (the late Paul) Luznar; preceded in death by daughter, Darla (Paul) Marracinni; sister, Ruth Ann Garry and brothers, William Bowers and David Bowers; grandfather of Shane Marracinni, Christian Duval, Breanne Topley, and Justin Topley; as well as many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight engineer during World War II. Retired from USX Marine Ways River Division in Clairton, PA after 41 years and he was a marine consultant for various companies for over 20 years. He was a member of Stephen Bayard Lodge #526 and Coudersport Consistory. There will be no visitation. Funeral and interment in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies will be private. Arrangements made by JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, 15227. Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave. #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett St., Pittsburgh, PA 15243. Please send condolences to
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PostedNovember 19, 2017