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William E. Lorah, Sr.

November 15, 1926 ~ December 18, 2020 (age 94)


William E. Lorah, Sr., 94 , of Brandonville, passed away Friday, December 18th, 2020.

Bill was born in Brandonville on November, 15, 1926, the son of the late Norman and Edna (Klectner) Lorah.   

Bill was retired, having been employed by the Huss Contacting Company at the Refactory Sand Plant in Andreas, as a foreman.

He was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Brandonville.

An avid hunter, he was a lifetime member of the Park Crest Fish and Game Club in Ringtown.  Bill and his wife Catherine enjoyed camping with their friends as well as traveling, having visited every state east of the Mississippi.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Catherine (Drumheller) Lorah, in January of 2020, and by a brother and two sisters.

Bill is survived by two children, William Lorah, Jr., and his wife Linda of Brandonville and Jean, wife of Thomas Sharkey, of Hazle Township.

He is also survived by his grandchildren,  Audra Flaherty, Amanda Lorah, Aaron Lorah, Thomas W. Sharkey, Beth Ann Sannie, Michael Sharkey and Erik Sharkey.  8 great grandchildren also survive, as do nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside funeral service at 11 AM on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at the Brandonville Union Cemetery, with his Pastor, Jay Serafin officiating.  All Covid-19 mandates, including wearing a mask and social distancing will be adhered to.

In lieu of flowers, Bill's family asks that memorial donations be made to St. John's Lutheran Church in Brandonville in his memory.


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Graveside Service
December 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Brandonville Union Cemetery


St. John's Lutheran Church - Brandonville

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