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William Leehan, Sr.

d. September 21, 2015

William Terrance Leehan, Sr., 79, of Edinboro, died Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born in Albion, PA on Sept. 9, 1936, the son of the late Carlton and Virginia Leehan.

After graduating high school, Bill attended California College of PA and earned his Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts. He then earned his Masters Degree in Education from Edinboro State Teachers College.

Bill started teaching at General McLane High School in 1961 as the Industrial Arts teacher until he retired in 1992.  He was also one of the coaches of track and field, and football.

He loved to hunt with his sons, grandsons, granddaughters, nieces, nephews and  all of his friends. Bill would spend countless hours in his wood-shop working on projects for his family and friends, especially the gun cabinets that he loved to make. He loved getting together with his whole family and just spending time together. Bill also was a great sports fan, especially for GM sports. He never missed a game for one of his kids, no matter how far away the game was.

Bill was a member of the Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Edinboro.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Vivian Leehan in 2011 and two brothers, Jack and Dan Leehan.

Survivors include; five sons, William Leehan and his fiance, Cindy, of Edinboro; David Leehan of Cambridge Springs; Randy Leehan and his good friend, Kathy, of Edinboro; Greg Leehan of TX; and Jeffrey Leehan of Edinboro; one daughter, Barbara Twargoski and her husband, Jeff, of Waterford; a brother, Thomas Leehan of Albion; 11 grandchildren, Keegan, Mackenzie, Emily, Lexie, Joey, Bristol and Garret Leehan, and Kayla, Tara, Rebecca and Cari Twargoski; also many nieces, nephews and great friends.

Friends and family may gather at the Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 128 Sunset Dr., Edinboro on Saturday, Sept. 26th, from 2:00 pm until the time of a Memorial Mass at 3:00 pm with Fr. Daniel Hoffman officiating. The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro, is handling the arrangements.

Burial will be in Edinboro Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 3025 French St, Erie, PA 16504 or to the family c/o Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie St., Edinboro, PA 16412. To send condolences please visit

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