William D. Book


William D. "Bookie" Book, 75, of Eastbrook Road, New Castle, passed away the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2016 at his residence.
Born on Aug. 19, 1940 in Plain Grove, he was a son of James Leslie and Alice Mae Hamilton Book.
On June 11, 1966 he married the former Mary Jean McKeown, who preceded him in death.
William served his country in the Army and then was employed as a meter reader for Penn Power.
A member of the Paws-n-Taws Square Dancing Club and a volunteer firefighter with Hickory Township, he was also a lifetime member of the Coachman's Club. He enjoyed bowling and horseshoes, but he especially liked visiting and conversing with family, friends, and strangers alike.
He attended St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Christine (Dan) Ferrell and Jennifer Davis of New Castle; three sons, Donald (Michele) Book and Lawrence Book of Eastbrook and Bruce (Vaitupu) Book of Plain Grove; three brothers, Jim Book of Michigan, John Book of New Bedford, and Dale Book of Kentucky; four sisters, Edie Spence of Jackson Center, PA, Evie Book and Wanda Patterson of Grove City, and Eleanor Christy of Mercer; and nine grandchildren.
Besides his parents and wife, William is preceded in death by one brother, Jess Book; and two sisters, Mary Ann Book and Betty Dennison.

William, 75, Eastbrook Road, New Castle.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
Service: A funeral service will follow visitation at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Plain Grove (North) Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on August 15, 2016
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