Obituaries: William ‘Bill’ Pickelner

William “Bill” Pickelner, passed away peacefully at home in Williamsport on Thursday, December 11, 2008. He was born of Russian Jewish immigrants Phillip and Anna Pickelner in Williamsport on September 14, 1914. He married his wife Sara on March 21, 1935, and they remained happily wed for more than 69 years. Sara was sorely missed after her passing in December 2004. She was Bill’s guide, counsel and partner throughout his professional career.

Bill and Sara lovingly raised two sons, David and Steven. Throughout the boys’ lives, Bill was an active participant in their sporting activities, taking on the role as team coach and teacher. The family enjoyed many travel adventures and outdoor activities within the United States and abroad. The addition of two grandchildren into the family, Aaron David and Sophie Mae Pascale, brought great joy to Bill, and he was the ever doting “Zaydee”.  Read the full story…

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