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William G. Zbegan, 80, of Neshannock Township passed away the afternoon of Feb. 20, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born on Dec. 23, 1936, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Joseph Leon and Mary Christina Yoho Zbegan. Surviving at home is his wife of 54 years, the former Betty M. Lample, whom he married on April 14, 1962.
Bill was a State Farm insurance agent for more than 40 years in New Castle, where he owned his own agency. He was a veteran of the Army. Bill was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church. He had been involved with Junior Achievement and was a former member of Rotary International. He also was a former member of the American Red Cross Board and an active volunteer for the Crisis Shelter of Lawrence County. An avid golfer, Bill had his own golf league at Castle Hills.
In addition to his wife, William is survived by his beloved daughter, Amy Suzanne Zbegan at home; niece, Stephanie Smeltz-Spark and husband Kevin Spark; nephew, David Michael Smeltz and wife Tracy; great-nieces, Kirsten Mae Spark and Meagan Elizabeth Spark; great-nephew, Alexander Donald Spark; his dog, Baby; as well as many good friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carolyn Zbegan Smeltz, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Alice Lample.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road. Services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, officiated by Pastor Andrew Jillson.
Interment will take place in Mountville UP Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William's honor to the Lawrence County Crisis Shelter, 1218 W. State St., New Castle, Pa. 16101 or Special Olympics, Box 5505, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on  February 21, 2017
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