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Willis "Will" Merle Croyle

October 18, 1925 ~ July 18, 2019 (age 93)

Willis “Will” Merle Croyle, 93, of Upper Burrell , passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was born October 18, 1925, in New Kensington to the Hamilton and Sarah Richey Croyle.

Will was a 1943 graduate of Ken-Hi and also attended the University of Chicago’s Naval Training School (Signal & Radio), where he became certified as a Signalman. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS North Carolina as a signalman from October of 1943 to December of 1945.

Will was an avid golfer, attending Oak Lake Golf Course every Tuesday. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling,

Will is survived by his wife of 68 years, Pearl Louise Bickerstaff Croyle; children, Randy M. (Lori) Croyle, of Michigan; Diane L. (Adam) Wasserman, of Gettysburg, Joni C. Michael) Martinec, of Texas, and Bruce E. (Kathy) Croyle, of Pittsburgh; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, his siblings, Melvina Lessig, Leslie Croyle, June Frank, Ruby Riggle and his twin, Willard Croyle, preceded him in death.

A viewing will be held on Monday, July 22 from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD., 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 11 A.M. Rev. Sharon Waltenbaugh will officiate. Interment will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell, with full military honors accorded by the Vandergrift Veterans Honor Guard. Leave an online condolence at

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