Bill was a grocery store manager, like his father and mother before him. When the Pittsburgh division of A&P dissolved, he took to Real Estate for a short time. The high point of his profession was owning his own “mom and pop” grocery/deli.
Bill and Peg met in the church choir. They were happily married for 51 years.
Music was an active part of their lives. Singing in the choir for more than 60 years, several ensembles and participating in bell choir kept them busy and always at the church. Bill sang in the Syria Temple Chanters and took the stage in many local theater troupes.
Church of the Covenant was their second home. Between choir practices, special singing and ringing groups, serving as a Trustee, Elder or Deacon, and one or two worship services every week, Peg and Bill and their family were at the church several times a week.
Peg’s claim to fame was her career as a Medical Assistant. Being the first Certified Medical Assistant in Washington County, she was instrumental in organizing the Washington County Chapter of the American Association of Medical Assistants. She held many offices on local and state levels, being elected President of Pennsylvania Society of Medical Assistants, and eventually awarded Life Membership. She was employed by several physicians in Washington County in her 60+ year career.
Peg loved to travel. Even a shopping trip turned into a long ride just to “swing by” some site she had learned about. They crossed the US with three kids and a beat-up station wagon. Bets were taken on whether they would make it back. Other trips included: a trip to Ireland for Bill to embrace his roots and Peg to search genealogical records; a Holy Land tour to walk where Jesus walked, a long-awaited trip to see the Panama Canal; and various cruises to see the sites.