William P. Weigand, 97, of St. Clairsville, OH died peacefully on Friday, November 30,2018 at Forest Hill Nursing Home surrounded by his family. He was born February 28, 1921 in Pittsburgh, PA the only son of the late Peter and Caroline Krane Weigand.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Jane Kenney Weigand; three sons, William, Joseph and Robert Weigand; a daughter, Mary Weigand.
Bill was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS Degree in Industrial Engineering. He served his country during WW II as a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corp. Upon completing his duty, he joined Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation in 1949 as a practice engineer at Benwood, WV plant, and worked his way up to Superintendent of Industrial Engineering at the Steubenville, OH plant where he retired in May of 1983 after 34 years. Following his retirement, he enjoyed the flexibility of working for Seminole Tubular Products in Cambridge, OH as an Industrial Engineering consultant.
He was very involved with the Knights of Columbus and served as past Grand Knight for Moundsville Chapter 1907, Fourth Degree Member of the Commordore Barry Assembly Knights of Columbus 802, and is currently a member of the Knights of Columbus St. Clairsville Chapter 4243. He also is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as an usher at the 4:30 Mass. Other organizations he belonged to include being past president and current member of St. Francis Society, Member of the National Management Association, Former Councilman for Clearview (Wheeling) WV, past secretary and Board Member of the Russell Nesbitt Services, Inc, and a member of the American Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Surviving are one son, Paul M. (Beckey) Weigand of Wheeling; three daughters, Carolyn Menard and Karen W. (Charles) Poindexter of St. Clairsville, Anne M. Blake of Gallipolis, OH; a daughter-in-law, Kate Weigand of Altamonte’ Springs, FL. He was very blessed to have enjoyed 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-8 pm at Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, OH 43950 with a Vigil Service at 4 pm and a Knights of Columbus Prayer of Rosary Service at 7:30 pm.
Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Very Reverend Thomas Chillog as celebrant. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.
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