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William J. Creighton, Jr.William J. Creighton, Jr., 71, of Shelocta, Pa., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at his home.
He was born on March 10, 1948, in Allegheny County, the son of William J. Creighton, Sr. and Doris J. (Chase) Creighton.
Bill was a 1966 graduate of Franklin Regional High School and then he continued his education at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania proudly receiving his Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. For 35 years, he was employed with I.U.P. in technology services. He was a member of the Elderton Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon, Elder, and Treasurer.
Bill enjoyed being actively involved with the youth sports in the Elderton area. His life's labor of love was his farm in Shelocta. He was a lifelong learner, loved to read, and spend time outdoors. He was known for being a "jack of all trades" and would lend a helping hand to any one in need. His family was his greatest accomplishment and he will best be remembered for his devotion to his wife, sons, and grandchildren.
His memory will be cherished by his loving wife, Barbara J. (Porczak) Creighton who he married Nov. 15, 1969; three sons, Jeremy Creighton and partner, Naomi of Reno, NV, Gabe Creighton and wife, Kim of Towson, MD; and Devin Creighton and wife, Ashleigh of Glenshaw, PA; and three grandchildren, Elijah, Lucy, and Ella Creighton.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 PM on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at the Clark Chapel of Bauer Funeral Home, Inc. of 238 South Main Street, Elderton, PA.
Additional visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Elderton Presbyterian Church, 115 North Main Street, Elderton, PA, with Rev. Richard Sweeney officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Bill's honor to the Elderton Presbyterian Church.
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