William A. Lesnett, Greenville (Delaware Twp.) passed away unexpectedly at 8:40 am on Sunday, January 12, 2020 in Emergency Department of the UPMC -Horizon, Greenville. He was 81.
Bill was born in Greenville on April 29, 1938 a son of the late Elmer and Nina (Miller) Lesnett. He was a graduate of the former Fredonia High School where he had played on the two time state championship basketball team. On April 12, 1958 he married the former Constance A. Moller who had preceded him in death on February 28, 2017. Bill had worked at the family meat packing business, Greentop Farms, Delaware Twp., he then went onto work at Greenville Tube and later returned to meat cutting working for Giant Eagle, Mercer and Gilliland Market, New Wilmington from which he had retired. Bill loved to deer hunt and was a member of the Harthegig Conservation Club, an active member of the Mercer County Antique Power Association and had served on the board of the Delaware Cemetery Association. He often would jokingly refer to himself as being the vice mayor of Oniontown, he was known and remembered as the patriarch of his family and was dedicated to not only his family but was a loyal and trusted l friend to many. Bill was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, Greenville where he had served on the church board for many years.
He is survived by a son, Terry (Barbara) Lesnett, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Sherry Lynn Lesnett, Jefferson Twp.; a very special companion and friend, Twila (Tye) Gilliland, Greenville; a brother John (Sue) Lesnett, Greenville; a brother in law, Dale Moller, Greenville; 2 grandchildren, Amy (Billy) Merchant and Teresa (Chip) Miller; 5 great grandchildren, Waylon and Catlyn Merchant and Dylan, Marlea and Colt Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 58 years; a brother Thomas L. Lesnett, a sister in law, Shirley Lesnett, a niece, Nadeana Arthur and a great nephew, Jesse Bielobocky.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be Sunday January 19, 2020 at 2:00pm at the St. John`s Lutheran Church 10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville, PA 16125 with pastor John Coleman.
Family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00 pm time of service.
In lou of flower the family has suggested that memorial tributes may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church 10 Beil Hill Road, Greenville, PA 16125.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 169 Second Street, Fredonia.
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