William W. Shay

February 7th, 1930 - December 2nd, 2018

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William W. Shay, age 88, of Waterford passed away on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Edinboro Manor.  He was born in Erie on February 7, 1930 a son of the late Walter and Marguerite(Briar) Shay.

Bill served in the U.S. Navy.  He worked as an account manager at Stroehmann’s Bakery for 42 years prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce E. (Metzgar) Shay in 2011, and two sisters, Marguerite Painter and Patricia Salem.

Bill is survived by his children Debbie Shade, husband Richard of Erie and Kenneth Shay wife Dedra of Waterford; four grandchildren, Todd Shade, Tracy Tsouris, Kenneth Shay, II and Stacy Bedow and eleven great grandchildren. 

Private inurnment in Wintergreen Gorge will be handled by the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street.