Obituary – William J. “Jack” Binder
William J. “Jack” Binder
William J. “Jack” Binder died Oct. 11, 1999, at his home in Port Allegany, Pa. He was 80.
On Dec. 6, 1918, in Philadelphia, he was born the son of Edward G. and Edith Mae (Cox) Binder. He was graduated from Dormont High School in Pittsburgh. He attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a degree in engineering. He was employed as an engineer for Pittsburgh Corning Corp. in Port Allegany, retiring in January 1980 after 28 years of service. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force, serving five years during World War II.
On Oct. 19, 1944, in Craig, Colo., he married Marie B. Beckett.
He is survived by his wife; sons, William J. Binder II of Old Bridge, N.J., Neil A. Binder and Brad A. Binder of Port Allegany, and Kirk E. Binder of Borne, Texas; and daughter, Cynthia L. Daisley of Port Allegany.
He was preceded in death by son, Brett Edward Binder; two brothers, Edward G. Binder Jr. and Robert Binder; and sister, Barbara Beaumariage.
Services were held Oct. 14, 1999, at St. Joseph Episcopal Church. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery.
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