William F. McMasters,  61, of Georgetown (Greene Township), died unexpectedly on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 28, 2012, at his Georgetown residence.

Born Oct. 21, 1951, in East Liverpool, OH, he was a son of the late James F. and Elizabeth (Dawson) McMasters. He worked in maintenance with Penn Power and later retired from the shipping dept. of ATI in Midland. He was currently on the Greene Township Planning Commission. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed college football.

Surviving are his wife of 36 years, Sharon J. (Lyons) McMasters, whom he married May 1, 1976; a brother, James F. McMasters Jr., Wellsville, OH; a sister, Jeanne (Michael) Sharpe, Pittsburgh; his mother-in-law, Dorothy W. Lyons, Hookstown; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Robert (Joan) Lyons, Clinton and Jeff (Denise) Lyons, Hookstown; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Kathy (and her late husband, Timothy Floyd), Hookstown; Susan (Doug) Breuer, North Carolina, and Joan Cribbs, Homer City, PA; a favorite cousin, Perry Dawson, Georgetown, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

A Humanitarian Service will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 1 p.m. in the McCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine Street, Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner/Director.

Private interment will follow in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.

Memorials, in his name, if desired, can be made to the Beaver County Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Monaca, PA  15061.

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