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HYNDMAN, Pa. James W. "Bill" McCoy, 89, of Hyndman, went to be with the Lord Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Cooks Mill; he was a son of the late Joseph and Sylvia (Clark) McCoy. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Shroyer.
Survived by his wife of 68 years, Tolva Jean Shaffer, whom he married, June 9, 1949; children, Donald McCoy and wife, Kathy of Hyndman, Barbara Fisher and husband, Michael of Cumberland, Diann Ryan and husband, Gary, Patrick McCoy and wife, Joan all of Hyndman; grandchildren, Coby (Anna) McCoy, Donald McCoy, Jeb (Chanda) Wiseman, Travis (Regina) Ryan, Chase (Shayla) Ryan, Riley McCoy, Kirk (Jeanne) Fisher, and Todd Fisher; great-grandchildren, Sam and Ashley McCoy, Taylor, Hailee and Carter Ryan, Sam, Amanda and Leah Fisher, Morgan and Madison; brothers, Robert McCoy and wife, Paulette, John McCoy and wife, Dorothy all of Hyndman and several nieces and nephews.
Bill served in the US Air Force during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1947. He was an Operating Engineer with the Local Union 37. He had work at George Hazelwood Company, Phoenix Construction Company, and retired in 1990 after many years with Carl Belt Inc. as a crane operator.
He was a member of the Cooks Mill United Methodist Church, Oscar Jordan VFW Post 7375, the Kennells Mill Sportsmen's Club, and a life member of the NRA. He also served on the Cooks Mill Cemetery Association.
Friends will be received at the Harvey H. Zeigler Funeral Home, Inc., 169 Clarence St., Hyndman on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Haines officiating.
Burial will follow at Cooks Mill Cemetery with military honors by the Fort Bedford Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cooks Mill United Methodist Church Po Box 609, Hyndman PA 15545 or the Cooks Mill Cemetery, C/O Sandy Messenger, 203 Windy Lane, Hyndman PA 15545
The family would like to thank the Ellerslie, Corriganville and Hyndman Rescue Squads for their help.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zeiglerfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 21, 2017
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