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William F. Dapper

  • On May 12, 2020

William F. Dapper, age 90 of Brookline, passed away on Monday, May 11, 2020. Born on  November 11, 1929, he was the son of the late William and Alice Dapper. Beloved husband of the late Eileen Mathews Dapper. Loving father of Saundra (John) Barringer, Cynthia (David) Kail and William Dapper. Cherished grandfather of Jamie (Philip) Ross, William Dapper, Cody Dapper and Brenden (fiancee Shelby Pollock) Kai​l. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Benjamin Vensak.

At the family’s request, all services will be held privat​ely. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Road, McMurray, PA 15317, (724) 260-5546.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Promise, pittsburghpromise.org.

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Rosemarie Breen
  • May 13 2020
Condolences from South High Class of 1966. Joe Breen remembers how he coached the football team to toughen them.
Bonnie K Lewis
  • May 13 2020
My condolences to the family. I enjoyed working with Mr Dapper at Knoxville Middle School. A great guy and principal. Rest in love and peace Mr. Dapper.
  • May 14 2020
Rest peace Mr.
Joe May
  • May 14 2020
In 45 years of teaching,Mr. Dapper was the best example of what a principal should be. His care and respect of students and teachers was well known.......May God watch over you!
Phyllis Johnson
  • May 14 2020
My condolences to the family. You should be very proud of your dad. No principal could match his talents. Mr. Dapper was the best Principal I ever worked for. He set the bar so high that no other administrator could ever come close. (And I worked for many across the country) He was a great encourager and friend. He taught me to stand up and fight for my beliefs. He believed in me even when I doubted myself. He was always concerned about me and my family; calling each by name as recently as April. He was a great friend to the end. There is a void in my heart that will never be filled. You are safely home now with your wife resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. Until then...
Jane Jelic-Minnick
  • May 14 2020
Sauny, Cindy and Bill, I’m so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Such a great man!! He got me through a really rough student teaching assignment while attending school at Chatham. He always lovingly referred to me even years after as his “Star” and told me that I should have been teaching that class instead of the veteran teacher that was my mentor. I popped into visit him about two months ago when I was at my Moms. It was so great to see him and we reminisced about my Dad and how much we were both missing him. He was still so sharp and had an amazing memory!! I left him that day feeling a little bit closer to my Dad and that he was right there with us smiling down at the stories we told. So sad for you all but happy that he and my Dad can meet again in a much better place. Love to you all, Jane Jelic-Minnick
Karen Flaherty
  • May 15 2020
My condolences to Billy's family for your loss. I have vivid memories of your grandparents and parents being together every Sunday on Beltzhoover Avenue. Sincerely Karen Flaherty NYC NY
  • May 15 2020
Dear Cindy, Dave, Brenden, and Shelby, Our deepest sympathy to you and your extended family. We are hopeful that all your great and special memories will carry you through during this difficult time. Love, Lanna, Gregg, Austin, and Preston
Dan and Pat Belisario
  • May 17 2020
Dapper family, Pat and I are saddened to read of Bill's passing. We were colleagues in the Pittsburgh Public School System. I always held him in high esteem and respect. He was a good friend and coworker. We worked together briefly at Langley High school where he was well respected. RIP Bill. God Bless.
Bob Weet
  • May 17 2020
Bill was the best Vice-Principal South High School ever had. Always one jump ahead in heading off any mischief that students may have been planning, but respected by students for his honesty and fairness. Our faculty petitioned for him to become our next principal but unfortunately for us the Board wanted to utilize his fine talents elsewhere. He organized our faculty basketball team and we played many games with other faculties with the highlight being our annual Faculty vs. HS Seniors contest that he looked forward to. He was great to know and fun to be around. Bill lifted your spirits with his humor and teasing. Bob Weet
Marcia Cohen
  • May 17 2020
To Bill’s family, Deepest sympathies for your loss. Bill was my Principal for a number of years while I taught at Knoxville. I really enjoyed working with him. He was an excellent leader who really supported his staff. I learned a great deal from him and years later I was able to use what I learned from him when I became a Principal.
Jean Mancuso
  • May 17 2020
To All the Family... Mr. Dapper was my first principal in the Pittsburgh Schools at Knoxville Middle. He always treated me with kindness and respect. My husband and I saw him and Mrs Dapper countless times in the regular pew at Saturday evening mass at Resurrection. They always, without fail, had a smile and pleasant hello for us! May he rest in peace in his heavenly reward and always know that he and Mrs. Dapper live on in heaven and in your hearts. With Deepest and Heartfelt Sympathy, Jean and Frank Mancuso
Karen Altman
  • May 18 2020
Saunnie, Cindy, and Bill I just heard and was so sad to hear of your dads passing. He was always so nice and always had a kind word and made me feel welcome in his home. Please accept my condolences. Rest in peace Mr. Dapper
Paul Dunn
  • May 19 2020
John and Saundra, Our sympathies and prayers. Paul and Linda Dunn
George Fechter
  • May 25 2020
Two weeks have passed since my best friend’s death. On this Memorial Day I reflect on his life, not his death in putting into perspective this extraordinary leader.