William "Bill"'s Story

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61, of Portage, died June 21, 2017 in Pittsburgh. Born April 20, 1956 in Johnstown, the son of William I. Arford Sr. and Faye (Krenjeck) Arford. Deceased family members include his father and an infant brother. Survived by loving wife of 35 years, Mary Lou (Weakland) Arford; and mother, Faye Arford. Brother of Faye, wife of Scott Brunnet, Portage. He will be sadly missed by his niece, Richene, wife of Todd Ramos, Portage. A welder/fabricator by trade and was employed as the Lead Man in the welding department of Leman Machine Shop. Bill loved his horses. He loved every aspect of raising, tending, and caring for his horses. Bill was a work-a-holic until he became sick. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Parish, Portage. Fr. Kevin Queally, TOR, Celebrant. Committal in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Blue Knob.
Published on June 23, 2017
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