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Obituary for William "Bill" Shawley

William (Bill) Shawley, 78, of Amber Lane, Duncansville, PA, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023 at home after extended illness. He was born on April 14, 1945 in Altoona, PA, the son of the late Joel and Inez (Brooks) Shawley. He was united in marriage to Virginia (Morrow) Shawley on June 22, 1967. He was the Center on the undefeated 1962-63 Altoona High School Football Team and graduate of Indiana University of PA.

Along with his wife, he is survived by children Gretchen Hahn, married to Sam, Rachel Peck, married to Joe, Benjamin Shawley, married to Amy, and six grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son, William Jacob Shawley, and grandson.

Bill retired as an elementary school teacher in the Altoona School District.

In his younger years he enjoyed playing football, hunting, fishing, taking care of his pets, and gardening. He also enjoyed beach vacations, spending time with family and friends, and serving at Puzzletown Road Bible Church where he was a member.

Friends and family will be received on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by a memorial service at Puzzletown Road Bible Church, Pastor Jon Gross officiating.

Burial will be held privately at Alto Reste Park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bill to the Puzzletown Road Bible Church Missions Fund.

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Arrangements by The Good Funeral Home, Inc. & Alto Reste Park, Altoona, PA.