Ralph "Bill" William Showman

October 28th, 1932 - July 8th, 2018

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          Ralph W. “Bill” Showman, 85, of Erie, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Edinboro Manor.

          He was born on October 28, 1932 in Edinboro, PA, son of the late Ralph and Serena (Morse) Showman.

          Bill served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He was employed as a heavy equipment operator through the Engineer Union #66 and owned his own truck as a self-employed business.  He was a member of the Waterford American Legion, Post 285.

          Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark Showman, brothers, John Showman, Raymond Showman and Richard Showman; close friend, Lory Misavage.

          He is survived by his sons, Billy Joe Showman (Lora) of Warren, OH, John Showman (Marylane) of Safety Harbor, FL and William David Showman of Reynolds, PA; grandchildren, Bradley, Brandon, Jonathan, Christopher and Beliza Showman; sisters, Doris McCardle (Jim) of Edinboro, PA and Jane Fitzpatrick (Dana Rust) of Cambridge Springs, PA and many nieces and nephews.

          Funeral arrangements are private and at the convenience of the family with arrangements under the direction of the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street. Condolences may be expressed at www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com.

            Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project.