William F. “Apple” McIlvaine, 95, of South Greensburg, died, Thursday, March 7, 2019 in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital. He was born in Greensburg, a son of the late Margaret McIlvaine. He was a member of South Greensburg United Methodist Church. He also was a member of South Greensburg American Legion Post 981 for 73 years. Prior to retirement, Apple was a welder for ITE, South Greensburg. He was a US Army veteran and served during WWII. He enjoyed singing and helping his neighbors. Apple was known for his kindness and his humor. More than anything, he loved his family the most. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Sanner. William is survived by his wife, of 72 years, Betty Shrader McIlvaine; daughters, Becky Nowicki of Harrisburg and Wendy McIlvaine of South Greensburg; and the light of his life, his granddaughter, Stacy Nowicki; several nieces and nephews; also, his grand-dogs, Chase and Lacie. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-5 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg. William’s funeral service will be held on Monday at 10 am in the funeral home with Rev. John Gerber officiating. Interment will follow in Hillview Cemetery with military honors accorded by South Greensburg American Legion, Post 981. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to South Greensburg United Methodist Church, 411 Sheridan Avenue, South Greensburg, PA 15601 or Animal Friends of Westmoreland, 216 Depot Street, Youngwood, PA 15697 or to a charity of one’s choice. For online condolences, please visit www.kepplegraft.com.
South Greensburg Methodist Church
411 Sheridan Ave., Greensburg PA 15601
Animal Friends of Westmoreland
216 Depot Street, Youngwood PA 15197
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