St. Malachy Church
Monday December 30th, 2019
2:00pm - 8:00pm
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William L. Atkinson II
Col. William L. Atkinson II
Age 82, of Kennedy Twp., passed peacefully on Thursday, December 26, 2019, after enjoying the holidays with his family. Beloved husband of Patricia Ann (Garvey); loving father of
Patricia Diaz, William L. Atkinson III (Victoria Lynn) and Linda Maloney (Tom); Pappy of Carlos, Kristy (Steve), Luis (Jen), Tom (Julie) and Mary Jo (Patrick); great grand pappy
Of Lorelai, Thiago, Izzy, Mateo, Rico and Ellie; brother of Ed and Tony Atkinson (Jayne); also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends whose lives he touched.
Family will receive friends 2:00 – 8:00 PM MONDAY, December 30, 2019, at the McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Road, Kennedy Twp. Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM TUESDAY in St. Malachy Church. Interment to follow at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. He was a proud 30-year member of the 171st Air Refueling Wing.
I remember coming into Pittsburgh to fly with the 171st and if paired with Bill I knew we would have a wonderful flight. A true gentleman, officer and great navigator. He made my time at the 171st outstanding. He will be missed by all who knew him. Bill, favorable tailwinds and clear skies on your last flight West. A flight we all will take someday.
Gordon Larson LtCol PA & IL ANG Capt American Airlines Ret.
Gordon Larson Jan 1 2020 12:00 AM
I FLEW AS A PILOT WITH BILL IN THE PENNA. AIR NATIONAL GUARD FOR MANY YEARS. HE WATCHED OVER HIS CREW AND GUIDED US - I WOULD FLY WITH BILL ANYTIME, ANYWHERE - HE WAS A TRUE GENTLEMAN AND AN EXCELLENT MASTER NAVIGATOR. WE WILL MISS HIM. CAPT. GEORGE ALEXANDER PA.ANG - AMERICAN AIRLINES RET.
GEORGE ALEXANDER Dec 28 2019 12:00 AM