Cover photo for Dr. William Courtney's Obituary
Dr. William Courtney Profile Photo
1932 Dr. 2022

Dr. William Courtney

January 4, 1932 — April 1, 2022

Dr. William B. Courtney died Friday, April 1, 2022. He was born Jan. 4, 1932, in Somerset, the son of the late James O. and Dorothy Burleigh Courtney. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Elizabeth Solliday Courtney; his brother, Graham Courtney; and his sister, Dorothy Howell. He was a graduate of Somerset High School, Allegheny College and Temple Medical School. He interned at West Penn Hospital and served his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University. He served in the Navy as a lieutenant commander, where he preformed clinical research at the National Cancer Institute. He came to Greensburg in 1963 and practiced at both the Jeannette District Memorial Hospital and Westmoreland Regional Hospital. At Westmoreland Regional Hospital, he was the chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology and president of the Westmoreland Hospital Medical Staff. He was also a member and past president of the Westmoreland County Medical Society, a member on the Executive Committee of the Pittsburgh Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Pittsburgh Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, a member of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the AMA, and the College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greensburg, where he served as a deacon and an elder. He also served on the boards of many volunteer organizations, including the Greensburg Rotary Club, where he was a Paul Harris fellow, the Westmoreland County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, where he formerly served as president, Boy Scout Council, and the United Way. He was active in the Greensburg Country Club. Also, he was a member of and served on the Board of Directors of the Westmoreland Woodlands Association and the Pennsylvania Forestry Association. He liked all sports and the great outdoors. After retirement, he devoted much of his time and energy to his tree farm. He is survived by his brother, James O. Courtney; and sister, Louise Courtney. In addition, he is survived by his daughter, Beth Courtney Carlson and husband, Andy, of Summit, N.J., and their children, A.J., of Montana, and Lisa, of North Carolina; Bill Courtney and wife, Leigh, of St. James, N.C., and their daughters, Elizabeth, of Louisiana, Catherine, of North Carolina, and Carolyn, of Tennessee; and Tyler Courtney and his wife, Katy, of Greensburg, and his children, Ty, Maddie and Kenzie, all of Pennsylvania. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg. Arrangements are being handled by KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home, Greensburg. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 300 S. Main St., Greensburg, PA 15601, or, the Westmoreland Woodlands Improvement Association, 218 Donohoe Road, Greensburg, PA 15601. For online condolences and information, please visit

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dr. William Courtney, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

First Presbyterian Church

300 S Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 122

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree