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William Robert "Bill" "Bruce" Townsend, 81, of Spring Church, PA, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at the William Penn Care Center in Jeannette, PA.
He was born August 10, 1941 in Indiana, PA, the son of William Bryan Jennings Townsend and Ruby Flo (Womack) Townsend.
Bill was a lifetime resident of the area and served in the US Air Force. He attended the Cambria Rowe Business School and worked for Jiffy Foods and Gatti Pharmacy as an accountant, but worked as a farmer on the side. Working around the farm was one of his favorite pastimes, and he also loved hunting, fishing, reading and eating ice cream. Bill was a member of St. Jacob's United Church of Christ. He will be best remembered for his good nature and being kind to everyone he met.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Carol Dee Moorhead Townsend, of Spring Church; son, Scott W. Townsend, of Spring Church; daughter, Heather R. Boyer and husband, Clint, of Spring Church; brothers, Richard Townsend of Bonnieville, KY, James Townsend and wife, Kathy, of South Bend Twp.; sisters, Ramona Townsend and fiancé, Jack Piatak, of South Bend Twp., Sandra Black of Elderton, and Marcia Hilliard and husband, Gregory, of Phoenix, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends will be received from 11 AM until the time of funeral services at 1 PM on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at the Clark Chapel Funeral Home, 238 S. Main Street, Elderton with Pastor John Patterson officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Armstrong County American Legion Honor Guard.
Burial will be in South Bend Cemetery, Shelocta, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made in Bill/Bruce's honor to St. Jacob's United Church of Christ, 648 Crooked Creek Rd., Shelocta, PA 15774, Elderton Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 367, Elderton, PA 15736, or to St. James Fellowship, PO Box 266, Monroeville, PA 15146.
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