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William Raber

December 19, 1927 — July 30, 2021

Spring Township, PA

William J. Raber, 93, of Spring Township, formerly of Penn Hills, Allegheny County, passed away Friday July 30, 2021 at 1:50 pm in Manor Care Health Services, Sinking Spring.  He was the husband of Beatrice B. (Brunner) Raber.  Mr. Raber was a member of Saint Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church and served in the United States Army.  He was a research chemist for J&L Steel in Pittsburgh for 6 years then a research chemist for Crucible Steel Company in Pittsburgh for 11 years and retired in 1989 from American Color & Chemical Company in Reading as a supervisor after 13 years.  In addition to his wife, Mr. Raber is survived by his children Richard W. Raber, husband of Bernadette J. Gerhard of Maine; James A. Raber, husband of Robin A. Raber of Shillington; Judith B. Raber of Horsham, PA; Mary K. Kenyon of Shillington; Paula M. Shivers, wife of Thomas Diffenderfer of Wernersville and his 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be held at Bean Funeral Home, 3825 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring, Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 11:00 am.  Entombment with Military Honors rendered by the United States Army Honor Guard will follow at the Chapel of Saint George at Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum.  The family will receive relatives and friends at Bean Funeral Home Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am.  Online condolences may be made at

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