William J. Forish, 83, of Whitney, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Greensburg Care Center, Hempfield Township. He was born March 23, 1936 in Latrobe, a son of the late Stephen and Mary (Miskovice) Forish. Prior to retirement he worked at Kennametal and was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Marguerite, where he was an usher and adult altar server. Bill had been a volunteer with the Westmoreland Food Bank at Pleasant Unity and enjoyed gardening and photography. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lou (Raishart) Forish, a son, William Forish, Jr., a granddaughter, Sandra S. Murphy, and six brothers, John “Jack”, Joseph, Paul, Edward, James and Steve “Pal” Forish. He is survived by his four children: Cynthia Forish and her fiancée Joseph Krempasky, Susan Lininger and husband Edgar, Timothy Forish and Julie Forish all of Latrobe; four grandchildren: Heather Baker, Howard Lauffer, III, Billie Jo Forish and her friend Logan Egry and Samantha Tressler and husband Justin; four great grandchildren, Lindsey Lauffer, Owen Tressler, Jareth Lininger and Adelyn Tressler, a brother, Robert Forish of Blairsville and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Leo M. Bacha Funeral Home, Inc., 2072 Route 130, Pleasant Unity where a funeral liturgy will be held at 10 AM Wednesday. Private interment in St. Vincent Cemetery, Unity Township. The family asks PLEASE NO FLOWERS and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Westmoreland Food Bank, 100 Devonsire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626.
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Westmoreland County Food Bank
100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont PA 15626