William ‘Bill’ Laird, 57, of Belle Vernon, Rostraver Twp., passed away Friday, March 10, 2023 at Brighton Rehabilitation & Wellness Center, Beaver. Born November 11, 1965 in N. Charleroi, PA he was the son of the late James Laird and Lillian Pozum Laird who survives and resides in Belle Vernon. A lifelong resident of Belle Vernon, Mr. Laird was Christian by faith. Bill worked as a store clerk at Shop N' Save after he came home from serving in the US Army and Army Reserves from 1983-1989. He enjoyed building computers, played the trumpet in high school then went on to play in the Belle Vernon Community Band, was a big movie fan and listening to Rock music. He was a collector of comic books, comic memorabilia, military memorabilia.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by two sisters and brothers in law, Eleanor & Artie Shaffer of Geneva, OH, Elaine & Charles Gaertner of Carrboro, NC, four nieces and nephews, Devastasha (Dominic), Leo (Jenna), Greta, Van, and six great nieces and great nephews.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 10:00 - 12pm followed by a blessing service at 12 with the Rev. Michael J. Crookston as celebrant in the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Avenue, Belle Vernon 724-929-6183. Interment will take place in Belle Vernon Cemetery at a later date.
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