Of Penn Township, born and raised in Turtle Creek, age 75, passed away peacefully into the hands of the Lord on Friday, December 23, 2022.
Born the son of the late Joseph P. Naylor and the late Alice B. (Manion) Naylor.
Beloved husband of Diana (Eckersley) Naylor for 48 wonderful years.
Loving father of Gregory (Elise) Naylor of North Huntingdon and Stephen Naylor of Hempfield.
Adored grandfather of Olivia and Emma Naylor.
Dear brother of Theresa (the late Patsy) Mignogna, Nan (Lou) Renda, Jerry (Rose) Naylor, and Dan (Susan) Naylor.
Preceded in death by his sisters; Carolyn Seibel and Regina Naylor, and his brothers; Arthur, Charles, Joseph, Mickey, and Fr. Ron Naylor.
Brother-in-law of Jayne (the late James) Clements, Barbara (Richard) LeMaster, and Thomas (Elizabeth) Eckersley.
Bill was born the second youngest of a family of 12 siblings, all raised under one roof on Negley Avenue in Turtle Creek, PA. He was a proud graduate of Turtle Creek High School. Bill then went on to pursue a successful career at USSteel Research. Following his time at USSteel, Bill worked for a man he deeply respected and admired, the late Jack Quinlan of Quinlan Funeral Home in Turtle Creek. After Jack’s death, he began a 23-year working relationship with everyone at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home. Bill was beloved by his co-workers and the families he helped to serve. He continuously embraced the opportunity to be a mentor and counselor to many of the young folks who have worked at the funeral home.
Bill’s passion in life was helping to support and encourage family members, friends, and even strangers. He loved listening to The Vogues and was thrilled to gain the nickname, “the Fifth Vogue,” following his performance on stage at the 125th Turtle Creek Anniversary. Bill was an avid baseball fan, and a collector of Roberto Clemente memorabilia. Bill always paid homage at Pie Traynor’s grave following any burial at Homewood Cemetery. After all, his childhood nickname was ‘Pie’. He also enjoyed a good game of golf. Bill was devoted to his Catholic faith and frequently attended daily Mass at St. Barbara Parish in Harrison City, and was a former member of St. Colman Church in Turtle Creek. Above all else, his greatest love was for his soul mate, Diana, his children and grandchildren.
Friends are welcome Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Turtle Creek / Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Barbara Church, Penn Township. Additional viewing will take place in church from 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Bill will be laid to rest in Good Shepherd Cemetery.