William W. Alabran, Sr., Greenville (Salem Twp.) passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his residence Friday morning, July 30, 2021. He was 77.
He was born in Smicksburg, PA on September 10, 1943, a son of the late William and Annabel (Craig) Alabran. He had been employed by the former Greenville Steel Car and later Trinity Industries. He then went onto be employed by Pennsylvania Rail Car, Mercer, Joy Mining, Gearhart Construction and Battles Garage. In his earlier years he had worked at Thiel College. On September 5, 1964, he married the love of his life, the former Sandra Lee Williams who preceded him in death on November 30, 2017. He was of the Christian faith, an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a life member of the NRA. Until his passing he hauled the local Amish to Weaver’s Pallet Shop, Cochranton. He adored his family and his wife and children were his world, he enjoyed every moment that they could be together. His grandson, Curtis quickly became the apple of his eye. Mr. Alabran enjoyed the companionship and loyalty of his Norwegian Elkhound, Sage.
He is survived by his children, David W. Alabran, Greenville and Sherry (Todd) McDowell, Fredonia; three sisters, Olive Ritchey, Greenville, Becky Martin, CA. and Ellen (Richard) Stewart, Smicksburg; two brothers, Glen (Sandy) Alabran, Smicksburg and Louis Alabran, Smicksburg and a grandson, Curtis McDowell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sandy; and infant son, William W. Alabran, Jr.; three brothers, Clair Alabran, Samuel Alabran and Daniel Alabran.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 7:00 PM at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville with Rev. Adam Stump, pastor of the Clarks Mills United Methodist Church officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife at the Stevenson Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the funeral home.
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