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William “Bill” Mushrush

  • On August 11, 2018
  • 30 Comments
Despite having more fish to catch, William (Bill) Mushrush, 83, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2018.
Bill loved his family, Penguins hockey, and serving, unofficially, as Mayor of his neighborhood. He had a passion for the outdoors, enjoyed building things with his hands, and was an avid fisherman. With both humor and charm, he lived life on his own terms.
He was born in the spring of 1935 in Corsica, PA. As a highschool athlete, he excelled in basketball and football. A patriot from a very young age, Bill was proud to join the U.S. Marine Corps and serve in the Korean War.
After the Marines, his career endeavors varied: teacher, salesman, disc jockey, television director, entrepreneur, and news cameraman. All of his jobs – in one way or another – involved storytelling. He knew how to both captivate an audience, and how to leave them wanting more.
He was married to the love of his life, Patti Mushrush (deceased January 2017) for almost 50 years. Together, they had everything. And now, they are together again.
Surviving are his six children Lorrie Hager (Donny), Linda Hindeliter (Jim Jr.), Bill Mushrush Jr. (Jill Hazuda), Jennifer Mushrush (Tony DePaoli), Greta Fahey (Shawn) and Amanda Lofty (Christopher); his sisters Sandy Maul and Carole Wassell; his Aunt Jane Martz; nine grandchildren, Brady Buzard, Nicholas Hager, Samantha Larson (Gregory), Hannah Hager, Gregory Towers, Connor Towers, Shawn Fahey Jr., Ethan Fahey and Ellis Lofty; and a great-grandson, Paxton Larson.
Family and friends welcome to gather anytime from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546. A burial with full military honors will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.cremationfuneralcare.com.

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30 Comments

Ellen McKay
  • Aug 11 2018
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. We were FB friends. We wish the family our deepest condolences. I worked with Patty.
Lynne Tharan
  • Aug 11 2018
Lorrie, Linda, Bill. I am deeply saddened to learn of your Dad's passing. Prayers for comfort and peace.
Cindy songer
  • Aug 11 2018
So very sorry to hear this. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with your families. Love, Tom and Cindy Songer and family
Karla Smith
  • Aug 11 2018
Dear Linda, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear father. Hugs to you during this difficult time.
Mary Duffy Adams
  • Aug 11 2018
Bill, Lorrie, Linda and all of your family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Connie and sis
  • Aug 11 2018
Thinking if you. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you all.
Debbie Del Percio
  • Aug 11 2018
Greta so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Ann Marie Fargo
  • Aug 11 2018
I just read the news. So sorry to hear of your dad's passing but happy that is with your mother again. May God Bless and comfort your family.
Jessica Policarpio
  • Aug 11 2018
Amanda, Greta and Family, We have been so blessed to have you in our lives and feel very lucky to have had the chance to spend time with “Hoot Owl”. He always welcomed us and made us smile with jokes and popsicles! Our hearts ache for your loss. Sending hugs and good thoughts. Jessica, Danny, Mad and Iz.
Amy Gaefke
  • Aug 11 2018
Amanda, Greta, and family, We are so saddened by the sudden and all too soon passing of your amazing father! That man knew how to work a room and charm everyone in his path! He will certainly be missed by many! Love to all! The Gaefke Family
patricia & subby holbrook( mandys parents)
  • Aug 12 2018
amanda chris ellis our deepest sympathy your dad sounds like an amazing man you all were blessed with a lot of years with him. may g comfort and give u pease
Marcia Seidle and David Bugna
  • Aug 12 2018
Lorrie, Linda, Bill and family, We are deeply sorry for your loss. Peace and prayers.
Ed & Norma Wintermyer
  • Aug 12 2018
Truly a sad time. Bill was a special and unique person; and knowing him for as many years as we did was indeed a blessing. So sorry for your loss.
Kelly Ward
  • Aug 13 2018
Greta, Mandy and Jen, Your dad was an amazing person! He will be missed greatly. Hold all the memories you have with him close to your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love, Kelly, Jason, Carson and Melia
Jennifer Mosesso
  • Aug 13 2018
Great, Mandy and Jen, Over the the past years we truely got to know of how special of a dad you had. Whether it was from him visiting one of our kids birthday parties, visiting him with him up at camp, or a precious moment via facetime. He was a special person, which made you all very lucky to have him in your lives. Cherish all the good times you had with him. Our deepest sympathies and we pray for you and your families. Love, Jen, Steve, Lucianna and Marco Mosesso (Monesso)
Natalie
  • Aug 13 2018
Greta, Mandy, & Jen, My deepest sympathies and continued prayers during this very, very difficult time. You did SO MUCH for him and he was so blessed to have you in his life, taking such fantastic care of him. You have such wonderful memories (and stories!) to keep with you. Love you! Love, Nick, Natalie, Brady, & Blake
M. Gene Brosius
  • Aug 13 2018
Adios, Bi!! May you enjoy your New Home.
Keith Baker
  • Aug 13 2018
Bill was special to me not only a working relationship but we shared a passion for fishing however it was Bill who taught me how to CATCH on the big lake near Erie. Bill loved his family and loved winning. Miss you Bill.
Charisse Silvestros
  • Aug 13 2018
Greta, Mandy, and Jen, Our hearts are heavy to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a great man. Hearing you share your loving stories of him always made me smile. I know that we was so blessed to have you in his life. He will be deeply missed by so many. We are sending heartfelt prayers and hugs to all of you. Love You! Charisse, George & Eden Silvestros
Cheryl Los
  • Aug 13 2018
Greta, I’m so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. I will keep you and your family close in prayer. May you find comfort and peace in all of your precious memories.
Karen and Dick Meyers
  • Aug 13 2018
Greta, We are thinking of you and your sisters at this time. It is so hard to lose your daddy. You took such good care of him. Just be happy that he is now without pain and with your mom! Love, Karen & Dick
Merita Smith/Calgon Carbon
  • Aug 13 2018
Amanda, My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dad. No words can take away your sadness but the time and memories you had with him will hopefully fill that void. Thoughts and prayers for your entire family.
Becky Lieb
  • Aug 13 2018
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad, Greta. I hope you find comfort in knowing that he and your mom will be together again and will be watching down on all of you. Sending prayers and love your way!
Ray and Jen Harding
  • Aug 14 2018
We are so sorry for your families loss. We will miss our old friend Wild Bill and all of our morning and afternoon talks at the bus stop. With deepest sympathy,
The Landuccis
  • Aug 14 2018
We will miss Bill so much.He and Patti watched our kids grow and always had a popsicle or piece of Patti's chocolate bar for them. We will miss visiting and talking with him - our mayor, crime watcher and #1 Penguins fan.
Kristine Crowley
  • Aug 14 2018
My condolences to the Mushrush Family. Mr. Mushrush was such a good man. I have great memories of him and Mrs. Mushrush. I’ll always treasure the childhood memories of swimming in their pool and playing in their yard with the girls. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
Pamela Poremski
  • Aug 14 2018
Jen, Greta and Amanda Kate, Your father was truly a special man and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Your mom and dad brought much happiness and wonderful memories to my childhood that I will forever cherish. With love and deepest sympathy, Pammy McPeake (Poremski)
Mandy
  • Aug 15 2018
Amanda, Greta, Chris and Ellis! I am so sorry for your loss. From everything I know, he was a wonderful dad and an amazing granddad. It breaks my heart for all of you! I hope you find some comfort in knowing you have many people who love you and are sending you special thoughts...and are here for you for anything you may need. All My Love, Mandy
Jane Parrett
  • Aug 15 2018
Dear "Missy Linda", Sending our sympathy, love and prayers to you and your family. Sincerely, Your friends from Renal Care of Oil City
Judy Clark
  • Aug 15 2018
Missy Linda, So sorry to read of your father’s death. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers May pleasant memories shared with your dad bring you comfort & smiles in the time to come. Judy from Renal Care
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