YOUNGSTOWN - William J. “Bill” Wyant, Sr., 72, of the city’s west side, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 24, 2019, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Bill was born April 5, 1947, in Youngstown, a son of the late Gus D. and Jean Clair Cronk Wyant, and was a lifelong area resident.
He attended The Rayen School and became an electrician. He worked in the sign business for 10 years, and later was a journeyman electrician with Union Local No. 64, retiring in 2004. Bill was a 50-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
A fan of warm weather, Bill enjoyed spending his winters in Palmetto, Fla.
He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Theresa L. Wyant of Youngstown; two sons, Edwin L. Wyant of Niles and Richard A. (Melissa) Wyant of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, Richard Wyant of Youngstown, Thomas (Elizabeth) Wyant of Austintown, and Douglas (Valerie) Wyant of Youngstown; four sisters, Shirley Barnes of Las Vegas, Peg Sopkovich of Youngstown, Mary (Gene) Fish of Youngstown, and JoAnn (Ray) Vaughn of Canfield; and many nieces and nephews.
Bill’s wife of 43 years, Patricia Ann Mosser Wyant, whom he married Jan. 27, 1965, passed away Feb. 9, 2008. Besides his wife, a son, William J. Wyant, Jr.; three brothers, Robert, infant John Edward, and toddler, John Michael Wyant; and a sister, Betty Starkey, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Rd., Youngstown, where funeral services will follow at 1 p.m.
Committal will be at a later date, and will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.