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Charles W. “Bill” Salsgiver, 78, of Ford City, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, April 2, 2018, in Butler Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1939, in Kittanning, to the late Charles and Cora (Player) Salsgiver.
Bill retired from Prudential Insurance after 25 years as an agent. He then went on to work for Mission Pharmacy and Dayton Feed Mill.
He was an U.S. Navy veteran serving from 1957-1961.
Mr. Salsgiver was a devoted member of the First Church of God in Kittanning. There he was active as a Sunday school superintendent, youth counselor, head usher, and treasurer of the Men’s Fellowship. He also was a Gideon and a member for many years of the Ford City Lions Club.
Bill’s life revolved around the love of his family and spending time with them. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bicycling, traveling, and generally just driving all over. He enjoyed being with his classmates from Ford City Class of 1957, and his church family. He liked watching NASCAR races and loved reading his Bible and his devotions to his Lord.
Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Patricia A. (Utley) Salsgiver; son, Christopher W. Salsgiver and wife, Wendy, of Ford City; daughter, Jill D. Bish and husband, Jerry, of Leechburg; four grandchildren, Brianna Class and husband, Jonathan, of Indianapolis, Ind., Brandon Bish of Leechburg, Melissa M. Oberst of Ford City, and Alia D. Scott and husband, Dustin, of Hyde Park; sister, Barbara Ando and husband, Bill, of Homer City; and brother, Larry Salsgiver and wife, Patty, of Worthington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Cora Salsgiver.
Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, in the First Church of God, 629 Woodward Ave., Kittanning, from 1 p.m. until time of funeral services at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Nick Wilson and Associate Pastor Melissa Daniel officiating. Snyder-Crissman Funeral Home in Kittanning, has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.