William E. Carver

William E. Carver, 95, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully in the Ellwood City Hospital on Friday evening, April 12 2013 surrounded by his family.

He was born in Monaca PA on June 4 1917 to the late Emmett and Nancy Daquilla Carver. He was a longtime active member of St. Agatha Church, and now Holy Redeemer Parish, and a graduate of Beaver Falls High School.
Bill worked for over 35 years, until his retirement in 1975, at the former Ellwood Works of US Steel, in the machine shop, and later in 1981 worked for a time at Commercial Machine Works.
Bill was a decorated veteran of the US Army, serving with the Sixth “Rangers” Infantry Battalion, part of the famed Merrill’s Marauders of World War II.

Merrill’s Marauders were known as the first American forces to fight the Japanese on land, by going behind enemy lines, in jungle warfare, and although outnumbered, they disrupted enemy supply and communications lines, and reopened the famous Burma Road . They also fought in India and China. At last estimate of the Defense Dept., Mr. Carver was one of the last 17 of the Marauders alive.
An avid golfer at DelMar, Bill also belonged to the Saxons and Elks Lodge, and was one of the last original members of the Wayne Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene M. Welsh Carver, who died May 27 2005. He was also preceded by a daughter, Shelley Ann Carver, in 1979.

He is survived by one son, William H. (and Joan) Carver of Mars PA.; and one daughter, Carol (and Daniel) Schuster of New Castle.
Three grandchildren, Cori (Phil) Ketzel, Brian Schuster, and Laura (Kelly) Slagle, also survive, and two great grandchildren: Reid and Logan Ketzel.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Monday, April 15, in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 A.M. with the Rev. Fr. Mark Thomas, pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, officiating.

Burial will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley.
Full military rites will be observed at Locust Grove Cemetery by the Veterans Honor Guard. .
Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans Honor Guard, c/o Joe Oldaker, 1520 8th St.,Beaver Falls PA 15010. .
You may read the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences at: www.turnerfh.com.

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