William P. Hemming, 86, of New Castle passed away the morning of July 7, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital.
Bill was born on Oct. 3, 1930, in New Castle to the late John and Anja M. Linna Hemming.
He served his country in the Army, inducted on March 13, 1952, in Pittsburgh. Bill earned the rank of Private First Class and served with the 8044th AU Stockade while in Japan. Mr. Hemming received many decorations and citations; among them, Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Bill was Honorably Discharged on March 2, 1954, at Fort George G. Meade, MD.
Mr. Hemming was a meat cutter and truck driver his entire adult life. He shared so many great times with family and friends, and by doing so left them with beautiful memories. His most enjoyable time was making pierogi, kielbasa, and chrusciki with his wife Clara, and he always added a Finnish touch.
Bill is survived by his wife, Clara Kosciuszko Hemming; daughters, Sharon (William) Sniezek, Diane (Joe) Frengel and his son, William J. Hemming and his companion Donna Olin; grandson, Scott (Meagan) Sniezek; three granddaughters, Joey (Randy) Boyles, Brandi Frengel and Emily Hemming; great-granddaughter, Sara Sniezek; and great-grandson, Brooks Boyles; his sister, Esther H. Gurtner of Pulaski; and sister-in-law, Stella Hemming. He and his little buddy Cisco were inseparable.
In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in passing by his two brothers, Ray and John Hemming; sister, Sylvia Hemming; brother-in-law, Elmer Gurtner; grandson, William A. Sniezek; two infant sisters; and an infant brother.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at the Noga Funeral Home Inc., 1142 S. Mill St., New Castle. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full military honors at 5 p.m. in the Funeral Home. Additional hours will be held Monday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at funeral home.
A Blessing service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday morning in the funeral home. The Very Rev. Marcel Pytlarz will officiate. Burial will be in SS. Philip and James Cemetery. Online obituary may be viewed by visiting nogafuneralhome.com.
Published on July 7, 2017