Friday, May 21, 2021, 5-7pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 10:30am
First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David Dobi, Pastor, officiating
Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery
William L. Fay, age 75 of Goetsch Rd., Greenville, passed away Monday morning, May 17, 2021.
Born December 26, 1945, to Wells and Katharine Fay of Pittsburgh, and grandson of Senator Frank L. and Marie Fay of Greenville, William Loring Fay was the youngest of six children survived now only by his brother Frank (Terry) Fay. Raised in Edgewood, Bill enjoyed a rich community at school with many dear friends.
Moving to Greenville following his father’s retirement, Bill attended Thiel College and Youngstown State University. During this time he met the love of his life and future wife, Mary Jane Reigelman.
Bill and Mary Jane started a family and over the course of their life together, Bill enjoyed several careers including real estate, insurance sales, and estate planning.
Bill met Jesus as a young man and became an active member of First Presbyterian Church Greenville where he served as a trustee, deacon, elder, and Sunday school teacher for many years. He served as a deputy for the PA Game Commission, was an instructor for the Hunter Safety program, and a faithful member of the Greenville Lions Club.
Bill was a live-er of life. Intense, passionate, irrepressible, he was a person who refused to be deterred or depressed and believed that life was too rich to miss. No matter what opportunity presented, Bill was ready to embrace it: and he would bring anyone along with his unquenchable enthusiasm were they willing to go.
Bill was an avid hunter, fly fisherman and all around outdoorsman. Animals were a constant in Bill’s life: he loved animals for all their contributions as friends, food, and for sport.
Eight years ago Bill suffered a massive stroke that left him wheelchair-bound and at the end, bedridden. In spite of being unable to enjoy any of the pursuits he once did: Playing the guitar, dancing, sailing, tennis, golf, fly fishing, hunting, horseback riding, swimming, reading, or writing, he remained sweet, positive, welcoming, joyful, and uncomplaining. He was a model patient; a testimony to his faith, strength of character, how one may rise above one’s circumstances.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents are siblings Elinor, Jon, Jim, and Michael, in-laws Jim and Iris Reigelman, Frank Reigelman, and Bill Loughan.
He is survived - and will be sorely missed - by his beloved wife and faithful caregiver, Mary Jane of 54 years, son David and wife Gail, daughter Kristin and husband Kevin Taylor, and daughter Amy and husband Greg Johnson, nine grandchildren, faithful church family, numerous and loving nieces and nephews, dear sisters-in-law, and many, many cherished friends.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Kindred Hospice, 1119 Park Ave., Suite #7, Meadville, PA 16335 or First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main Street, Greenville, PA 16125, Christian Remembrance Fund: Bill Fay