William ‘Bill’ Stiver Ayres, 60 of Imperial on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 after a long illness endured with tremendous courage. Born Dec. 31, 1954 in Huntingdon, PA. Mr. Ayres graduated Tyrone Area High School in 1972, where he participated in wrestling and varsity football. He was a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Civil Engineering.He began his career working on the construction of the Tyrone Dam and diversion project to mitigate flooding following the damage wrought by Hurricane Agnes. He subsequently worked all over the U.S. and Canada managing large construction projects for Siemens, U.S. Filter, Koppers, Davy Dravo, Kvaener and as far as South Korea for ISSI to supervise pickle line (steel) construction for Posco Steel.He avidly enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, walking with his dog, Mr. Shin and being outside anywhere anytime.Mr. Ayres was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. John A. Ayres and Janet Pelan Ayres.He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Fritz Ayres; his sisters, Judith Ayres Daly , husband John of McLean, VA; Christine Ayres of Orchard Park, N.Y.; brother, John A. Ayres. Jr., wife Marie (Celmo) of Clearfield. Father in law, Chuck Fritz , wife Pat of Orlando, Fla.; mother in law, Mary Cyphert of Turtle Creek; brothers in law, Chuck Fritz , wife Roni of Delmont; Jack Fritz , wife Lisa Caniglia of Rosslyn Farms and numerous nieces and nephews.At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing or visitation. A memorial celebration of life will be scheduled and announced at a later date. Interment will be at Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA.To share online condolences, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.