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MEHARRA
DR . ERNEST WILLIAM
Formerly of Pennsylvania,
passed away on Monday,
January 7, 2019, at his home
in McKinney, Texas. He was
the youngest of four children
born to Michael Meharra and
Irene (Kaslo) Meharra in
McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Dr.
Meharra was a graduate of
Saint Vincent College in
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and
was awarded his dental
degree from the University of
Pittsburgh. He served his
country proudly for 21 years in
the United States Navy and
retired as a Captain. Dr.
Meharra received the Navy
Achievement Medal with a "V"
for his service in Vietnam with
the Marine Corps, the Navy
Commendation Medal and
nine other service ribbons. Dr.
Meharra married Eileen Irene
Kunf on May 26, 1980, in
Cleveland, Ohio. He practiced
dentistry for 37 years in Turtle
Creek, Pennsylvania, and upon
his retirement Dr. Meharra
joined his children and their
families in Texas. His great
interest in the American Civil
War led him to become a
reenactor at historic sites.
Later, Dr. Meharra presented
Civil War programs to
interested civic groups in the
Pittsburgh area and at his
Masonic Lodge. He fully
enjoyed his retirement in
Texas – he continued his love
of learning by attending
courses at a local college;
spent countless days at his
grandchildren's soccer games,
football games, band concerts,
graduations, and playing with
his newest baby grandson,
Bryce. Bill embraced his move
to Texas and having his family
all together. He is survived by
his beloved wife of 38 years,
Eileen Meharra of McKinney,
Texas; daughters, Lynda (Mike)
Willingham of Prosper, Texas,
and Kristen Marie Meharra of
Wichita Falls, Texas; son, Philip
William Meharra of Addison,
Texas; grandsons, Michael
Hollen Willingham, Ryan Philip
Willingham and Bryce Philip
Tucker; sister, Eileen Meharra
Bishop; brother, Michael
Meharra and many nieces and
nephews. Dr. Meharra was
preceded in death by his
parents, Michael and Irene
Meharra; and sister, Marion
Meharra Filotei. Visitation will
be held at WOLFE
MEMORIAL, LLC, 3604
Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh,
PA 15221 on Sunday, January
13, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and
6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian
Burial will be held on Monday,
January 14, 2019, 10 a.m. at St.
Maurice Catholic Church, 2001
Ardmore Boulevard, Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania 15221. Interment
is to follow in Good Shepherd
Catholic Cemetery, 733 Patton
Street Ext., Monroeville, PA
15146. Memorials may be
made in Dr. Meharra's honor
to the Students First Fund at
Saint Vincent College. Online
at: https://ssl.charityweb.net
/stvincent/ or by calling
724-454-1800.
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PostedJanuary 11, 2019