William E. ‘Bill’ Nield, 89, of Center Township, passed away Monday morning, January 18, 2016. His passing occurred at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.Born September 30, 1926, in Cumberland, MD, he was a son of the late Silas J. and Effie Dale (Bean) Nield. While in high school in Ridgely, MD, Bill was the quarterback of the school’s football team. His athleticism carried over into his adult life as he was an avid bowler with the J & L Industrial Bowling League attaining his highest score of 299. A former coach for Little League, his team won the championship when his boys were small. And, of course, he was a diehard Steelers fan. Bill was a member of the Center Township Recreation Board, Center #3 Volunteer Fire Company and the Aliquippa Croatian Club, and was a former member of Monaca Turners. He proudly served his country in the US Marine Corps during World War II. Bill truly enjoyed his second home in Venango County where he and his father built a hunting and fishing camp.When Bill took his bride-to-be, Miss Pauline Giovinali, on a date, instead of dancing, he asked her to take a walk around the floor because he couldn’t dance. She enjoyed his company, and on September 8, 1951, Bill married the love of his life who, along with his children, was the target of many favorite quotes. When company stayed too long, he would quip, “Honey, let’s go to bed so these people can go home.” Other favorites were, “I cut that board twice, and it’s still too short.”, and “No sense being dumb unless you really are dumb.” His children remember their dad always reminding them to “turn off the lights.”In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Pauline, on June 15, 2014; five brothers, Leroy E., Joe, John, Thomas and Robert Nield and two sisters, Kathleen McDonald and Bess Schmidt.He leaves five children, Christina Ann Nield of Center Township, Debra Lynn Benadum and her husband, Gary, of Westerville, OH, Michael William Nield and his wife, Robin, of Moon Township, Mark Phillip Nield and his wife, Linda, of Westerville, OH, and John David Nield of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; five grandchildren, Nicole Nield, Brian Nield, Cameron Nield, Andrew Borham and Jonathan Michale Nield and a sister, Dolores Barnhart of Albuquerque, NM.Friends will be received Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Simpson Funeral & Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. Rev. Doug Rabe, Pastor of Monacrest Free Methodist Church in Monaca, will officiate.Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired to good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Drive, Wexford, PA 15090Bill and Pauline are now together taking a walk around the dance floor.“Dad, we’ll leave the lights off for you.”To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.