William Maurice Readshaw

Born: Mon., Sep. 13, 1926
Died: Sun., Sep. 13, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 17, 2020
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 18, 2020

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William Maurice Readshaw, 94, of Valencia, formerly the Shenango Valley, passed away peacefully September 13th, 2020 in UPMC Passavant following a brief illness.

Bill was born on September 13th, 1926 to Ellina Louise (Lehodey) and George William Readshaw in Sharon, PA. After graduating from high school, Bill served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II with the 4th air supply squadron. On April 9th, 1955 he married his wife, Janice (Coon) Readshaw who survives at home. Bill worked for Westinghouse as Supervisor of Maintenance. He also worked for Victor Printing as a delivery driver.

He was a life long member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon. Bill was also a member of the American Legion, a Mason and member of Shenango Valley Masonic Lodge #810, Mercer County Shrine Club where he served as treasurer for many years, Zem Zem Shrine in Erie, PA where he was active in the Oriental Band, New Castle Consistory, and Royal Order of Jesters.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Readshaw, children - Darryl Readshaw, Dawn & Bill Thomas, Carrie & Mark (deceased) Petrosky, Randy & Rhonda Readshaw, grandchildren - Karla & Kellen Readshaw, Jared & Jenna Thomas, Kyle & Danielle Thomas, Jess Petrosky, Jake & Jillian Petrosky, Joshua Readshaw, Andrea (Readshaw) and Tyler Newcomer, great-grandchildren - Lily Petrosky, Ruby and Theodore Thomas, W. Webb and Huck Petrosky, Presley Thomas, and brother - Ronald & Karen Readshaw.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and son in law, Mark Petrosky.

Friends may call Thursday September 17th, 2020 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm in the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA. A masonic service will be offered at 6:45 pm in the funeral home.

Funeral service will be held Friday September 18th, 2020 at 11:00am in Covenant Presbyterian Church 263 E. State St. Sharon, PA with Pastor Rick Stauffer, officiating. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church. Military honors will be offered.

Burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Shriner's Children’s Hospital in Erie, PA, Covenant Presbyterian Church Sharon, PA, or the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Bill.

Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory LLC.

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Jim Thomas
   Posted Tue September 15, 2020
So sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family.

Randy Paulenich
   Posted Wed September 16, 2020
To the Readshaw family....glad I got the chance to see your parents a couple years ago for dinner. It was good to reminisce about the memories we had growing up in the Valley. I know Bill lived there all his life and served his country. Thank you for his service. I know he will be dearly missed by those who were closest to him. Take solace he lived a long life and touched many other lives in a way you may not know. Randy and Diane

Art Bain
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020
My condolences to the entire Readshaw family on the loss of Bill.

Sue Thomas Weisgarber
   Posted Thu September 17, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Feel badly that I could not make the visitation due to health. I remember Bill always made me laugh..... all while enjoying Janice’s homemade pizza!! My sincere sympathy, Sue

Norma Patrick
   Posted Fri September 18, 2020
To the Readshaw family..... I am very sorry I won’t be able to be there. I want you to know I will be thinking and praying for you. Bill was our neighbor and good friend for many many years. Eddie and I have such great memories of our times together. One came to my mind... remember Christmas caroling around the neighborhood and then hot chocolate afterwards...... we will never forget you, our dear friends. Sincere Sympathy with Love, God be with you.
Norma and Eddie

Debbie Swiger (Corwin) Donella
   Posted Sat September 26, 2020
Dawn and Randy,
I'm so sorry to see that your dad has passed. He was always such a funny guy, he so enjoyed entertaining Mark and Wesley at the circus every year. We were blessed to h ave had him in our lives. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers

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