January 01, 1970

John W. “Bill” Perfater III, 82, of Sherwood Oaks, formerly of Bradfordwoods, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010. Husband of 55 years to Barbara (Atha) Perfater. Born in Wake Forest, W.Va., son of the late William and Mabel (Gardiner) Perfater; father of Cathy (Christopher) Kinsella and Betsy (Rod) Downing; brother of Walter Perfater; grandfather of Caitlin, Kevin and Megan Kinsella and Sarah and Hannah Downing; uncle of Scott Perfater and Susan Emmons. Bill graduated from Riverside Military Academy and served with the Army at the 61st Station Hospital in Italy as a surgical technician. He then graduated from West Virginia School of Mines as a mining engineer and was employed for 36 years with Joy Manufacturing Company (now Joy Technologies), where he was vice president of sales for the mining machinery division. Bill was a supporter and long time member of Christ Church at Grove Farm. Friends received from 10 until the time of service at 11 a.m. Friday at Christ Church at Grove Farm. Interment private. Arrangements by DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions for Multiple Myeloma Research to UPCI, UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 18, 5150 Center Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232.

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