William G. Hardison, 80, of Reedsville peacefully entered Heaven on Friday, Jan. 24, surrounded by his loving family.
Born Feb. 19, 1939, in Montgomery, AL, he was the son of the late Clayton H. and Mae (Winter) Hardison. He is survived by his wife, Nancy W. Hardison; daughters, Wendy Hardison of Reedsville and Monica Soccio (Richard) of Newville; two grandchildren, R. Mitchell and Nancy Soccio; a brother, John H. Hardison of Frederick, MD; and a sister, Elizabeth L. Hardison of Lynchburg, VA.
Bill graduated from West Chester Teachers College and later served in the Navy as supply officer aboard the USS Alcor. He taught math and computer science in Del. and Mifflin County, Pa. for a total of 38 years. He devoted many of those years coaching high school wrestling. Later he was assistant coach for high school cross-county.
Bill was an avid runner and participated in many local races. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s soccer games, as well as playing pinochle with his card group. After retirement he volunteered at the Lumina Center and continued his love of fitness, sudoku, and Maine vacations.
Bill was a member of the East Kish Presbyterian Church in Reedsville where he served as an elder and adult Sunday school teacher.
Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to East Kish Presbyterian Church, 100 Walnut St., Reedsville, PA 17084; or Valley View Memory Lane, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville,
PA. 17004, where he received loving care.
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