William McFarland Sr.

January 21, 1945 ~ October 22, 2020 (age 75)

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William R. McFarland Sr., 75, of Butler passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2020. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on January 21, 1945 to the late William and Ruth McFarland. Bill served his country honorably with the US Navy. He spent his entire career with the Operating Engineers local 66 as a heavy equipment operator. Bill was the past Master of the Argyle Lodge 540 of Chicora, PA and was also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason with the Valley of New Castle. He loved building things and working with his hands, especially while welding and fabricating. He was known to be able to fix anything. Bill was the loving father of William McFarland Jr. and Janet (Carl) Miskow; brother of Michael McFarland and Judy (Pete) Connor; grandfather of Ashley, Jesse, and Jacob. He is also survived by a large and loving family and his companion pup, Riley. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 50 years Darlyne (French) McFarland; his brother Tim, and his great grandson Karson. Friends will be received on Monday, October 26th from 4:30 – 7 PM in the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001 WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. A Masonic Service will be held at 6:45 PM and a prayer services will follow visitation in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital. Due to Covid 19 requirements all guests are asked to wear a face covering.

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