William Paul Kistler III, 72, of Gilpin Township, passed away peacefully in his residence on Friday, November 8, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
A son of the late William P. Kistler Jr. and Julia Claire (Fabian) Kistler, he was born on February 17, 1947 in New Kensington, PA.
Bill had been employed as a Port Authority bus driver for 25 years and for the last seven years had worked for Urso Bus LLC. He was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed woodworking, boating, camping, and spending winters in Central Florida. Bill was a member of the Masonic Bethel Lodge #789, the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction Valley of Pittsburgh, the Syria Shriners Gourgas Lodge and a social member of the VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Kathleen L. (Mann) Hasson Kistler of Gilpin Township; a son, Kevin Paul Kistler of Pittsburgh; a daughter, Tiffany Kistler Caldwell of Lake City, FL; stepchildren, Lori Rosa (Scott) of New Kensington, Jodie Bellini (Ronnie) of New Kensington, Michael Hasson (Amy) of Lower Burrell; grandchildren, Macy and Hattie Caldwell, Joshua and Cloe Kistler; a great-grandchild, Rylnn Kistler; stepgrandchildren, Brenden Florek, Vincent Peyronel, Emma and Stephen Hasson, Evan and Seth Bellini; and lifelong friends, Rolla Summerhill, Clyde Strong, Richard Shaffer.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his half sisters, Velma Anderson, Trusie Stauffer and an infant brother.
Friends will be welcomed by his family on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral ceremonies beginning at 6 p.m. at Clawson Funeral & Cremation Center, 170 Main Street, Leechburg (724-842-1051) with Rev. James V. Arter III officiating. Private interment will be held at Holiday Park Methodist Church Perpetual Care Sardis Cemetery.
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