Richard William “Bill” Weisberger
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Richard William “Bill” Weisberger

WEISBERGER: Richard William “Bill” Weisberger, 77 of Butler, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, Oct. 26 , 2019 at his residence. Born June 25, 1942 in Steubenville, OH to the late Sidney and Alice (May) Weisberger. During his 44 year tenure at Butler County Community College, Bill taught European, American, and Western Civilization History, Sociology, and Biography. When called upon, he also taught Economics, Merchandizing, and the History of Medicine. He enjoyed helping students plan their future careers. Dr. Weisberger was a graduate of Steubenville High School. He received his BSFS at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and his MA in History from Duquesne University. Bill obtained his Ph.D. in Modern European and Intellectual History from the University of Pittsburgh in 1980. He achieved Full Professorship at BC3. Bill was a 32nd Degree F&AM of Lodge #45 of Steubenville, OH. He belonged to the Aladdin Shriners, Scottish Rite Research Society and the Philalethes Society. He was a publishing author and editor of numerous books on Modern European and Intellectual History, Masonic History, and on hundreds of biographical and journal entries. Bill liked to collect books, play bridge and tennis, swim, and watch baseball and football. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Bernstein) Weisberger; daughter Carolyn W. Mendelson and her husband Marc, Pittsburgh; brother Phillip L. Weisberger and his wife Joyce, Carmel, IN; aunt Melva D Weisberger, Steubenville, OH; uncle Alfred Perlstein, CA; sister-in-law Ellen B. Barrett, Elkins Park, PA; also several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Weisberger was a member of Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA. A Masonic Service and burial will be held Friday, November 1, 2019 at 12:00 noon at the Chapel at Union Cemetery, 1720 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952. The family will be receiving visitors Sunday afternoon, November 3rd from 12:00 to 2:00 at the home of Marc and Carolyn Mendelson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 E. North Street, Butler is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at Thompson-Miller.com.

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