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William McLaren Monro

March 18, 1931 — December 31, 2022

William McLaren Monro, Jr., 91 of Allison Park (Terrace Place at Vincentian), formerly of Rostraver Township, died peacefully on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at AHN Wexford Hospital. Bill was born on March 18, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late William and Mary McKenzie Monro. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Sandra Garenia Monro and by his children, William III (Deb Hunter), Karen, and Mary Ann, and his beloved grandchildren, Emily Kabir (Nafees), Theresa Walker (Paul Dascani), and Audrey Monro-Neely. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Phyllis and Dorothy, and his son-in-law, Russell.

Bill graduated from McKeesport HS in 1949 and served in the US Navy. He was employed with Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory for 39 years and in retirement worked at Parzynski Funeral Home in Belle Vernon for over 30 years. He enjoyed being a gentleman farmer and staying involved in local politics.

Bill was a former member of St. Sebastian R.C. Church where he spent many hours volunteering his time. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus #3026, volunteered with Meals on Wheels and coached girls softball and Little League baseball teams.

Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183.  Prayers of Transfer will be held Tuesday at 10:30 AM in the funeral home followed by funeral mass at 11:00 AM at St. Sebastian R.C. Church with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant.  Interment will later take place in Olive Branch Cemetery.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Vincentian Home may be sent to

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 2, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations - Belle Vernon

626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon, PA 15012

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Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Sebastian RC Church (Broad Avenue)


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