BOTHE, W.R. "Bill" Bothe, age 81, of McMurray, PA, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2012.
He was born on March 18, 1931, son of the late Wilbert and Isabel Bothe. Bill is a graduate of Steubenville High School and attended Miami University of Ohio before he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp.. After Military Service, he began his career in the Steel & Metals Industry. He was the Director of Purchasing for National Steel and eventually retired as President of International Metals, NA, Inc.
Bill was the beloved husband of 60 years to Sally (Schafer) Bothe; loving father of Britt W. of Connecticut and Cinda (Alex) Wrona of Indiana; grandfather of Tyler and Dylan Bothe and Stephen (Cara) and Eric Wrona. He is survived by many nieces and their extended family of spouses and children. Bill proudly participated in the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Program for 11 years and also leaves behind his little brother, Taylor Bush. In 2011, Bill was named PA's Big Brother of the Year. Bill is predeceased by a sister, Jackie Bailie.
A Memorial Service celebrating Bill's life will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA, on Friday, August 31 at noon followed by a luncheon and celebration of life at the Clubhouse at Waterdam Farms. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cremation & Funeral Care by Danielle Andy Belusko, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA, 15317, 724-260-5546.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill's name to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh, 5989 Penn Circle, South Pittsburgh, PA, 15206 and/or Family Hospice & Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15243. Please view and sign the family's online guestbook at: www.cremationfuneralcare.com.