William M Lerch

Born: Sat., May 23, 1936
Died: Wed., Feb. 12, 2020


Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: McKean Memorial Park

Funeral Mass

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 22, 2020
Location: Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church

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ELDRED — William “Bill” M. Lerch of Cyclone, beloved brother and uncle, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 12, 2020) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was born on May 23, 1936 in Gifford, PA a son of the late Oliver and Callista Leech Lerch.
He was an 1954 honor graduate of Bradford High School. His past employment included General Electric in Erie, IBM Corporation of Rochester, N.Y., Bradford Motor Works and Corning in Bradford. He was currently the owner of the Wm. Lerch Sawmill in Gifford. Bill was a very talented pianist and a talented wood lathe hobbyist who enjoyed making fine gifts for his family and friends. He was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Lewis Run.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Bob McCann. 
He is survived by sisters, Patricia (John) Boehmer of Harrisburg and Maxine McCann of Bradford; brothers, Ronald (Shirley) Lerch of Gifford and C. David (Susan) Lerch of Smethport and several nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family there will be no visitation. However friends will be received at 10 a.m. at the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church in Lewis Run until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. a week from this Saturday on Feb. 22, 2020. Burial will be in the family plot in McKean Memorial Park in Lafayette.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Lewis Run or Seraphic Mass Association, 3600 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1893 or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at framefuneralhome.com

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Susan McCann-Piganelli
   Posted Fri February 14, 2020
Uncle Bill, I will miss your smile, your phone calls, your piano playing, and your pure genuine love! Thank you for always being a great uncle to all of us!! I love you, Susan

Rich Riddle
   Posted Mon February 17, 2020
I had the pleasure of coming into Bill's life in 1985 when I met his niece Stacie. I truly appreciated his skills from woodworking to piano. He truly was a kind, gentle soul and I really enjoyed my visits until I left town in 1988. God bless you Bill!