Charles, “Bill” Rattigan, 76 of Hempfield Township, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020.
He was born May 18, 1943 in Kittanning, the only son of the late Lance and Mary (Sgarlata) Rattigan.
Bill was a proud Eagle Scout and Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to retirement, he worked for the U.S. Department of Labor/ Black Lung. He and his wife loved travelling in their motor home, going to Florida every winter and making it to all 48 states together. Bill was passionate about history and genealogy. He was incredibly proud of his Irish heritage. In 1997 he organized an O’ Reachtagain family gathering where people from around the world gathered in Rattigan, Pennsylvania. He also organized a local Irish Group based in Greensburg known as Celtic Connection.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Sandra (Boyd) Rattigan; his children, Julia Buchanan and husband Greg, Aaron Rattigan and wife, Rebecca, Carey Busatto and husband, Dan, Sean Rattigan and wife, Julieanne. His grandchildren, Brenna, Ian, Nicholas, Noah, Elie, Adie, Bella, Rory, Lily, and Rose. Also surviving are a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, a nephew, a niece, and multiple cousins.
Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 1 to 3pm and 6 to 8 pm at the KEPPLE-GRAFT Funeral Home 524 N. Main Street, Greensburg, PA.
Services will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11am.
Interment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery, Greensburg with military honors provided by VFW Post 33 of Greensburg.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a local veteran’s charity in Bill’s honor.
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