William D. Schroyer, 92 of Perryopolis went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday January 24, 2022 at his home with his daughter and son in law by his side.
Born April 23,1929 in Connellsville, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret Handford Schroyer. He joined the Navy on April 25, 1946 2 days after his 17th birthday. He served on the USS Ohara and the USS Dyess. After his discharge in 1950 he met the love of his life Gertrude Martin, they married October 1951. Their son Martin was born in 1952 and then a daughter Susan came along in 1954.
Bill was a loving and devoted husband and father. He was the protector and provider for his family. He drove log truck for Sproul Lumber, and then drove tractor trailer for Montgomery Ward for 25 years earning a 20 year safe driving award. Bill and Gertrude then moved to Myrtle Beach where Bill was a maintenance supervisor for 9 years. They then moved to WinterHaven FL where he started his own lawn service. In 2004 they moved back to Perryopolis to be near their daughter. Bill and Gertrude were always together and enjoyed camping with their friends, traveling and cruising. Gertrude introduced Bill to Jesus at their first meeting and he became a devout Christian never missing church, and serving as usher, deacon, choir member and wherever there has a need.
Bill was preceded by Gertrude, his wife of 69 years on Dec 15, 2021 and son Martin on Dec 30, 2019. His parents and siblings, brother Louis Jr, sisters and brothers in law, Dorothy and Bob Kelly, Edith and John Knabenshue, Marjorie Miller, Phyllis and Vincent Kraynak.
He is survived by his loving daughter and son in law Susan and Michael Daugherty; grandsons Ryan and Melanie Firestone and Dane Firestone and Rachel Monosky; step grandson Michael Daugherty III and Katie; great grandchildren Sophia, Alex and Hunter Firestone and Bodie Daugherty; sister in law Nancy Schroyer and many nieces and nephews.
Bill was a fun loving and always entertaining father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, brother and a friend to everyone.
Visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC, Family Owned and Operated, 191 Liberty St. Perryopolis, PA 724-736-2515. Funeral services will be held Friday at the Parzynski Funeral Home & Cremations LLC at 11:00 AM with Pastor Douglas Schoaff of the Perryopolis First Christian Church officiating. Interment will take place in Mt. Washington Cemetery. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Senior Life Nursing Assistant Amber Zebley for all of her loving care and support.