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William “Bill” J. Schooley, III

  • On December 16, 2019
  • 18 Comments

Bill Schooley III passed away, Sunday December 15, 2019 at the age of 59.

He was born November 11, 1960 in Pittsburgh, PA to William J. Schooley Jr. and the late Judith Walter Schooley.

On September 9, 1989 he married the love of his life, Fawn M. Schooley and together they raised their sons Dylan R. Schooley of Washington, William J. Schooley IV of Cleveland, OH and daughter Delaney M. Schooley of Washington.

Bill graduated from Penn Hill High School in 1979, briefly attended Penn State University and then graduated in 1986 from Robert Morris College where he was an avid and very gifted volleyball player and sometime coach. He loved animals, nature, music and playing guitar, though, his greatest passion was woodworking. He was talented and meticulous with his projects which ranged from outdoor structures to furniture and guitars. He was always building on to his home to make it a place of happiness and comfort for him and his family.

Bill was a quiet, kind and generous man who cherished his family and home above all else in life. He was incredibly proud of his children and felt that they were his biggest accomplishments.

He was employed by Verizon for the 26 years before illness forced him to retire.

In addition to his father, wife, children and many friends who are left to cherish his memory, he will be dearly missed by his sister, Elizabeth W. Schooley, his brother Timothy M. (Kelli) Schooley all of Pittsburgh, Mother-in-Law Jackie Warnick, Brothers-in-law, Donald, Cliff and Jesse Warnick all of Washington. His nieces Shelby and Lydia Warnick and nephew Aaron (Heather) Warnick. His daughter-in-law to be Sydney Dydiw and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William J. and Gertrude Schooley and maternal grandparents, George and Margaret Walter and his father-in-law, Donald E. Warnick.

Friends will be received from 1 PM to 3 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at The West Washington United Methodist Church, 625 Fayette Street, Washington, where services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 11 AM with Reverend James Kimmel officiating.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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18 Comments

Laura DeRiggi
  • Dec 16 2019
I'm so very sorry. We grew up together on Glenbrook Drive and I remember him fondly. My condolences to the family.
Anthony R
  • Dec 16 2019
Love you Dylan, so sorry for the circumstances old friend.
Helen Rizzi
  • Dec 16 2019
There are no words, or perhaps not enough, to honor a life well lived and comfort a family left behind. But be assured, you are all loved. I’m glad to know I will see Bill again in Paradise.
Perry Williams
  • Dec 16 2019
You will always be remembered Mr. Schooley .
Michael DeRiggi
  • Dec 16 2019
I’m so sorry to hear about The passing of Bill. He was part of my childhood as we grew up together on Glenbrook Drive. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Susan Hanuschock
  • Dec 16 2019
I am heartbroken for all of you but glad Bill is not longer in pain, but at peace. Hugs to all of you.
Marigene Golinski
  • Dec 16 2019
No words can comfort you at this time. I pray your memories will comfort you in the days to come. Bill lives on in your hearts. Much love to you all
Donna Satira
  • Dec 16 2019
Fondly remember our next door neighbors on Glenbrook, The Schooleys- so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the entire family
Dan Brown
  • Dec 16 2019
So many great memories of Bill and the ‘78 and ‘79 volleyball teams. May the Lord grant peace and comfort to all his family. I am indeed saddened by his passing.
Debra
  • Dec 16 2019
I am saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. Fond memories of growing up on Glenbrook Dr. Deepest regrets to the Schooley family from Debra Ketterer(married name now Auciello).
Tim Page
  • Dec 16 2019
“Words are but dust in the roar of the wind when they try to bring relief, And thoughts are but straws in the raging sea when they seek to soothe your grief, But love is a light in the lonely night to comfort and show you the way, And faith is a rock on which hope is built that you will meet again someday.” George Waller
Julia Palazzi
  • Dec 17 2019
The world is losing another wonderful, kind soul. I have such lovely memories of his visit to Arizona, and will hold on to those dearly. My heart is with all of you during this difficult time.
Terri Dydiw
  • Dec 17 2019
Our hearts are with your family. We are here for you always.
Gerry Durishan
  • Dec 18 2019
So many fond memories of travelling to Ohio to play volleyball with Bill and the gang back in the late 80's and early 90's. He was such a dominate player yet at the same time so helpful to a novice like me. I really appreciated how cerebral he was; such an intelligent guy. He had a great sense of humor and just a great guy to hang around.
Jeffrey G. Yurko
  • Dec 18 2019
It's a sad day...I had the opportunity to travel and play volleyball with Bill in the mid 80's. He played with a quiet confidence and let his actions do his talking. He was never into head games or trash talking which is so prevalent in all sports. A true sportsman, great teammate and a stand up guy. My condolences to Fawn and the entire Schooley family. I hope all of you find serenity knowing Bill is at peace.
Kerry Gordon
  • Dec 18 2019
Rest in peace"Schoolman",thank you for your patience and knowledge 💪💪💪☘☘☘☘☘☘☘☘ Kerry Gordon PHVB 1984
Chris Bryant
  • Dec 19 2019
Liz, and family, OMG, Liz, I am so sorry to hear. I recall a gentle and kind soul, though long ago, and know the bond you've shared. Wishing you comfort, love and peace, always.
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  • Mar 25 2020
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