ROCKINGHAM — McDANNELL – William Ray, 87, Rockingham, died Aug. 26, 2013, at the home of his son, Malcolm, in Central City. Born July 13, 1926, in Johnstown, son of Martin Franklin and Ruth Harriet (Miller) McDannell. Preceded in death by parents; first wife, Mildred (Soho); brother, Warren; sister, Dorothy Shay; and stepbrother, William Stegeman. Survived by second wife, Mary Ann (Ascher); sons, Les Ray (Anna), Malcolm Lee (Danna) and Warren William; daughter, Elizabeth Mae Russell (Terry); stepson, Lynn Ascher; grandchildren, Austin, Zachariah, Robin and Cheryl; and six great-grandchildren. Brother of Martin (Rose) and Aaron (Ava). Member of Berkey Church of Brethren. He was a master jeweler and was retired from Bethlehem Steel. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in the 11th Armored Division, Infantry under General Patton and was awarded a Bronze Star for uncommon valor under fire. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. A craftsman in wood and metal working, he also was an artist who did glass etching. He will be remembered by his children as a loving father who manifested great wisdom and patience. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Crissman, officiating. Military graveside rites by Central City American Legion and VFW posts. Committal, Daley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorials to Windber Hospice in memory of Bill.
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