William Edward Steinhart Jr., 78, of Willow Street, PA, passed away at 3:20pm, on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Willow Valley Communities in Willow Street, having been a resident since 2013.
Born in Shamokin on June 17, 1940, he was a son of the late William, who died on Feb. 16, 1982, and Sarah (Hartzel) Steinhart, who died Dec. 25, 1999.
Bill previously lived in Hershey, Shiremanstown, and Mechanicsburg PA.
He was a 1958 graduate of Coal Township High School and graduated from Bloomsburg University in 1962. He earned an M.Ed. in Classroom Instruction at Rutgers University in 1967.
He was an Earth science teacher in Neshaminy High School and advocated for teachers at the Pennsylvania State Education Association, where he retired in 2004.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lancaster, and the Willow Valley Woodworking Club.
Bill enjoyed travelling, building furniture, fishing, camping, tinkering, and telling “tall tales.”
He is survived by his children, Shelley Stall (Alexander) of Boyds, Maryland, and William Steinhart III (Tammy) of Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grandchildren, Alexander, Edward, Laura, Timothy, Katelyn, and Benjamin.
Friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 500 Pearl St, Lancaster, PA 17603. Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of service.
Donations may be made to Lutheran Camping Corporation (https://www.lutherancamping.org/giving-to-the-camps/), or The Evangelical Lutheran of the Redeemer, 818 Fifth Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.