William Kearns, Jr.

March 07, 1922 - March 31, 2013


Born on March 7, 1922 and died March 31, Easter Sunday. He lived an exemplary life. His beloved wife Mildred of 66 years; son William G. Kearns and his wife Laura; his daughter Kathy Beckman and her husband Gary survive him. Bill was a proud PapPap to his five grandchildren: Gary G. Beckman III, Jenna Beckman Elliott, Kate A. Kearns, William A Kearns III, and Patrick B. Kearns. Bill was such a good man, a blessing and an inspiration to everyone. He touched people’s lives forever. He gave us a true guide on how we should live our lives. We are proud and thankful that he was our husband, our father, our grandfather, our in-law and our friend. Bill was the son of William A. Kearns Sr. and Sarah O’Leary Kearns of Wilkinsburg. He was preceded into eternal life by his loving brothers and sisters Charles William, Walter Stanley, Rosemary Balsley, Patricia Egan and survived by siblings Sarah Barbara Leukhardt and John Joseph Kearns. Bill graduated from Wilkinsburg High School in 1942 and proudly served our country in the Army Air Force during World II. He graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in business, entered the management trainee program for Westinghouse and spent his entire, successful career at Westinghouse. The Family will honor his life at T.B. DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME (806 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, Pa, 15229) on Wednesday, April 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. We will celebrate his life with a mass at St. Alexis Roman Catholic Church (10090 Old Perry Highway, Wexford, Pa, 15090) at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation to the American Heart Association or the St. Alexis Capital Campaign

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  • William G. Kearns

    Dad,

    I talk to you very morning, and evening. I miss you so much, and I’m so proud to be your son.

    Bill

  • Trish Poydence (Radford)

    We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Kearns passing. I fondly remember the wonderful days back on Olive Street with all of our lovely neighbors, the progressive dinners, holidays, it was like a piece of Americana back in those good old days. My Dad showed me lately a note I had written to Mr. Kearns when I broke a tree in his yard. Hemhad saved it and passed it on to my parents. That was a sweet thing to share. I often popped in on the Kearns when I returned to the old neighborhood to visit. My parents, Chuck and Vivian enjoyed their visits to Myrtle Beach for many years after the Radfords moved out of the neighborhood. Mr. Kearns was a very kind, warm man ans I will always remember him fondly. My deepest condolences to Mrs Keanrs, Bill Jr, Kathy and their families.

 

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