William C. "Bill" Sechler

July 21, 1947 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 74)


    William C. "Bill" Sechler, 74, of Cogan Station, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, at UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport. Surviving is his loving wife of 46 years Patricia L. (Kieffer) Sechler.

     Born July 21, 1947, in Williamsport, he was a son of the late William L. and Margaret E. (Stugart) Sechler.

     Bill was a Williamsport Area High School graduate and retired as a machinist from Textron Lycoming after more than 40 years.

     Bill was a member of Trinity Gospel Church. He was active in church functions and was a proud Evangelist. He was active in the prison ministry and would go door to door witnessing to people. Bill was an avid Penn State football fan, but most of all he was a family man who loved spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Christina D. Berkheimer (Chuck) of Duncansville and Terry E. Sechler of Kansas; three grandchildren, Sarah C. Leonard (William) of South Williamsport, Jason R. Leonard (Kim Mease) of Calvin and Micah L. Leonard (Nick Bledsoe) of Chest Springs; three great-grandchildren Autumn, Adalyn and Kyler; two brothers, Harry W. Sechler (Sharon) of Williamsport and Lewis W. Sechler (Carol) of Montgomery; a sister, Carol A. Klemick of Williamsport; and a step sister Sue Beck (Mark) of Williamsport.

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a step son, Steven M. Gross, great-grandchild Riley Leonard, a brother Clayton H. Sechler and step sister Carol Houser.

     A funeral service to honor the life of Bill will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at Trinity Gospel Church 1010 Elmira St, Williamsport with the Rev. Joel Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Wildwood Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Trinity Gospel Church.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bill’s name to the Hepburn Township Volunteer Fire Company 615 PA-973, Cogan Station, Pa., 17728.

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November 13, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Trinity Gospel Church
1010 Elmira St.
Williamsport, PA 17701

Funeral Service
November 13, 2021

10:00 AM
Trinity Gospel Church
1010 Elmira St.
Williamsport, PA 17701


Hepburn Twp. Fire Company
615 Rte. 973 East, Cogan Station PA 17728
Tel: 1-570-494-0411

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