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Dr. William Henry Kasner, PhD

January 27, 1929 ~ May 13, 2022 (age 93)

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Dr. William H. Kasner, PhD

Age 93, of Penn Hills, PA went home to be with his Savior on May 13, 2022.  Born January 27, 1929 in Killbuck, OH to the late Ralph and Esther (Workman) Kasner, he was the beloved husband of the late Rhea L. (Infield) Kasner for over 70 years; loving father of Barbara (Mark) Piccolino; devoted (and sometimes ornery) grandfather of Emily (Matt) Tappe, Erin (Tony) Wimer, and Will Piccolino; and cherished great grandfather of Grace, Landon, and Elsie Wimer, Brody and Blake Tappe.  He was the brother of Robert (late Roberta) Kasner and Louise Conner; brother-in-law of Sue (late Fred) Gliem, the late Lloyd and Jean Infield, and the late Paul and Beverly Infield.  He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews whom he cherished.

Bill was a brilliant man earning a doctorate in Atomic Physics from the University of Pittsburgh in 1958.  After several years of teaching at the University of Maryland he moved on to enjoy a 32-year career with Westinghouse.  He earned a number of patents as he worked alongside his fellow scientists at the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Churchill, PA as well as the Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories.

His retirement of 30+ years found him tinkering and building is his immaculate and oh-so-well stocked workshop, getting his hands dirty in the yard, and spending time with his family.  He was a thinker, a man of few words, but when he spoke his words carried weight.  He was generous with his time, his talents, his finances, and his love.  He taught Sunday school and Bible Study for many years and served on the boards of several churches.  He loved his Lord and he loved his wife, so much so that he couldn’t spend one single anniversary without her.  He joined her in heaven on their 71st wedding anniversary.

Friends and family will be received Thursday, 4-8pm at the Trenz Funeral Home, 11110 Frankstown Road, Pittsburgh, PA; Funeral Service Friday, 10am at Riverside Community Church, 401 Allegheny Avenue, Oakmont, PA.  Interment will take place in Ohio at a later date.  Memorials may be made to Southeast Asia Prayer Center (SEAPC), 531 5th Street, Oakmont, PA 15139.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Charles W. Trenz Funeral Home, Inc.
11110 Frankstown Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Funeral Service
Friday
May 20, 2022

10:00 AM

Please note
Funeral Service to be held at Riverside Community Church, Oakmont PA
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