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William F “Bill” Connors US Navy / 26-27 June 2017 / Girard, PA


Jun 17


UPDATE: 26 JUNE 2017
We have been asked if we would on Tuesday, Escort through town for family of William F “Bill Connors from the Funeral Home to the Church then the cemetery after the service for Interment.

Staging: 9:00 AM at the Funeral Home.

Please park on the exit driveway to lead out.

Thank You


William F “Bill” Connors

US Navy

WWII Veteran

26-27 June 2017
Girard, PA

The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited by the family of William “Bill” Connors US Navy, to Stand in Silent Honor then Escort their American Hero to his final resting place.Enlisted in the US Navy after graduation in 1943 (at the age of 17), Bill served in various positions in the Pacific theater during World War II and on the USS St Paul (where he was an Anti-Aircraft Gun Captain) from which he witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. The St. Paul also fired the last naval salvo against the home islands of Japan during World War II.

Medals received, the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Medal with one star and the American Area Medal.

Monday, 26 June 2017


Staging: 1:00 PM

The Daniel R Edder Funeral Home

Briefing: 1:15 PM

Flag Line: 1:30 PM

Visitation is scheduled from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017


Staging: ​9​:00 AM

St. Johns Catholic Church

Briefing:​9​:15 AM

Flag Line: 9​:30 AM

Mass 10:00 AM


Following Mass, KSU For Interment At:

St. Johns Cemetery

Church St, Girard, PA 16417

Committal and Interment approximately 11:15 AM



Please Watch The Weather, Dress Accordingly, Hydrate and Bring Your

3 X 5 Flags.

RCIC: SRC Richard “Rick” Thomas

(814) 462-7429

Assisting: RCIT ​Ken Tenney
(724) 854-9939


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