William L. Bann
January 13, 1926 - June 04, 2019
Visitation: Sunday 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at Devlin Funeral Home Ross Twp
Service: St Sebastian Church Monday 10:00 a.m.
William L. Bann, 93, of Shaler Township, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on June 4, 2019. Born to Edward and Catherine Gralish Bann on January 13, 1926, he was the beloved husband of the late Jeanne Vaughan Bann, loving father of William M. (Patty) Bann, Kathleen (Tom) Figurski, and Lawrence Bann; proud grandfather of Amy Bann, Lt. Col. Brian Bann, USMC, Lt. Col. David USMC (Joy)
Bann, Michael Bann, Caitlin (Art) Manzano , Matthew Figurski, and Eric Figurski; great-grandfather of Kai, Noah, Chase, and Joshua Bann.
He grew up on the Northside of Pittsburgh, attended St. Peter’s grade school and North Catholic high school. He enlisted in the Navy at age 17.
A WW II veteran, he served from August 1943 to March 1946 on a number of Naval ships as a Gunner’s Mate. He was at Normandy on D-Day and he also served in the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Pacific war theaters.
He worked at the Pittsburgh Press/Post Gazette as a Pressman for 40 years and retired in 1992.
His passions in life were loving his family, golfing with family and friends, celebrating his Irish heritage and rooting for Notre Dame and Pittsburgh sports teams.
He was beloved for his Sunday morning “Breakfast with Bill” and putting his grandkids “on the payroll” while they were in college.
Bill was known for his great sense of humor and for constantly being on the move. All that knew him joked that he was “always in a hurry, going nowhere fast.”
Family and friends will be received Sunday from 2-4, 6-8 pm at Devlin Funeral Home, 806 Perry Hwy., North Hills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 10 am at St. Sebastian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a charity of your choice in his honor.