William White Caldwell

Born: Sun., Aug. 30, 1931
Died: Thu., Jan. 21, 2021


Private Services


Visitation

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 25, 2021
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 25, 2021
Location: Hart Funeral Home Inc


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William “Red” White Caldwell, 89, of  Murrysville, died peacefully at home on Thursday, January 21, 2021.  He was born August 30, 1931 in Renton, PA son of the late Andrew “Pint” Johnstone and Mary Elizabeth Hick Caldwell.  He started working at the early age of 14 at Kinlock Ice Plant, in Kinlock, PA.  At 18 years old he began his career as a mine worker at Renton Coal Mine, part of the Consol Coal Company.  He then served as a Corporal in the US Army in Korea from 1951-1954, spending 18 months on the front lines earning his Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) and Bronze Star.  After the war, he continued his mining career until his retirement in 1992.  He then began working 7 days a week at his son Andrew’s landscaping business until 4 months ago.  He was a member of the Tyrian Lodge #644 F & A.M. in New Kensington, PA, Legion of Honors, the Syrian Shrine in Cheswick, PA, and the Hillbilly Clan #53 where he was an integral part of the planning of the annual golf outing benefiting Shriners Hospital for Children in Erie, PA.  He enjoyed hunting and playing with his beloved canine companion, Bailey.  He was known for his love of family, his country and baseball.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife, Ida Jean (Wiester) Caldwell in 2010 and beloved canine companion, Bailey in 2020.  He is survived by his son, W. Andrew Caldwell and daughter-in-law, Canise.  Visitation is 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2021 at Hart Funeral Home, Inc., Murrysville, with a Masonic Service at 7:30 pm.  A private funeral service will be held with immediate family.  Interment will follow at Poke Run Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hillbilly Clan #53, care of Robert Kording, 732 Bell Point Road, Apollo, PA 15613. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com

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Robert geiger
   Posted Mon January 25, 2021
So sorry for your loss and deepest sympathy to all in the family,
So sorry, PM brother Robert Geiger #799

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