William E. Boren, 81, of Monaca, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 8, 2011.
Born February 10, 1930, in Rochester, he was a son of the late Ross E. and Bonita (Ifft) Boren. Raised in Monaca, he attended Monaca High School. Bill was a very patriotic individual who proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War and was a survivor of Kuni-Ri assault in North Korea.
After he returned home Bill was employed by J&L Steel (LTV Steel Corp.) for 35 years in the seamless tube department. Later he gained employment with Charlie Brown Shuttle and also drove for Mile Post Transportation. Bill was a life member of Monaca American Legion Post 580 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter PA 107, and a member of US 2nd Infantry Division Association, Mid-Atlantic Branch 2nd Division Association and Korean War Veterans Association. A musically inclined individual who taught himself how to play the organ and guitar, Bill was a member of Beaver Valley Musician?s Union, Local 82-545 and played with the Monaca Coronet Band for 35 years.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Anna Mae (Godfrey) Boren; three daughters, Kathleen Pike and her husband, Dennis, and Nancy Boren and her companion, Mike Rigby, all of Monaca, and Maureen Deroy and her husband, Greg, of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Jesse (Amanda) Boren, Keith (Kaitlyn) Morrison, Jonathan Myers, Cassandra Boren, Aiden Deroy and Guinevere Deroy; two great-grandchildren, Zoe Boren and Karter Morrison and a sister, Joan Schlack.
In addition to his parents Bill was preceded in death by a son, Charles A. Boren, who passed away May 7, 2008.
Friends will be received Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at noon in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. Rev. Donald W. MacNeil, pastor of Church of the Nazarene, New Brighton, will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Full military honors will be provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at 12:45 p.m. at the cemetery.
Contributions in Bill?s name may be made to either the Church of the Nazarene, 423 Penn Avenue, New Brighton, PA 15066 or USO, PO Box 96322, Washington, DC, 20090-6322.
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