William “Bill” C. Wedge of Burghill, Ohio, entered into the Celestial Lodge above at 5:06 PM Wednesday, October 28, 2015, while in the Emergency Room at St. Joseph Health Center, Warren, following a sudden illness. He was 75.
Bill was born May 13, 1940, in Apollo, Pennsylvania, a son to Frank & Belva (Shellhammer) Wedge.
Self was forgotten the day that Bill left his home to defend our country’s freedom when he enlisted in the U.S. Army. His decorations and citations included a Marksman Badge and a Parachute Badge.
Following his discharge, Bill worked in many different vocations. Mostly, he was a truck driver for Shenango Steel Buildings and PI & I Trucking.
Bill was Past Master of Jerusalem Lodge #19 F&AM, Hartford, Ohio. Through the years, Bill had several membership in various Masonic organizations but he was most proud of his blue lodge.
In his spare time, he was avid about fishing and hunting. Bill also enjoyed cooking, especially with hot peppers. He loved cheering on his Cleveland Browns. Most of all, Bill looked forward to attending the activities of his grandkids.
Survivors include: his wife, Alice L. (Carothers) Wedge, whom he married August 13, 1966; his children, Kurt W. Wedge, Burghill, Gary L. Wedge & his wife Shelley, Riverside, California, Timothy Wedge, Struthers, Ohio, Kimberly Wedge, Sharon, Pennsylvania, and Tammy Wedge, Campbell, Ohio; his grandchildren, Krysta & Kyle Wedge; and his siblings, Arthur "Art" Wedge & his wife Janet, Masury, Ohio, Charles Wedge, Sharon, Virginia Hull & her husband Glenn, Sharon, and Ester Maret, Sharpsville, Pennsylvania.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A time of gathering to honor Bill’s life will be held on Sunday, November 1, 2015, from 2-4 PM at Briceland Funeral Service, located on the Historic Village Green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. His celebration continues with a service at 4:00 PM in the funeral home concluding with a Masonic Service. He will be laid to rest in the Brookfield Township Cemetery.
As suggested by his family, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, or to the Jerusalem Lodge #19, both c/o the funeral home.
Coordination of this tribute for Bill will be presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)