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Bill Herold

July 5, 1949 - April 30, 2022

William "Bill" Lee Herold of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania passed away April 30, 2022 at the age of 72. He was born to Anderson C. Herold and Virginia (Proudfoot) Herold in Beckley, West Virginia.

Bill was a devoted father, grandfather, husband, dog lover, and Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He worked for several decades as a stationary engineer at the University of Pittsburgh. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, traveling, and home improvement projects.  Bill also enjoyed playing pool, bridge and poker, and bowling with friends in his neighborhood.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, the late Dr. Mary Charlotte Goessler, whom he married on May 26, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pa. and moved with to Fairview, Texas in 2015.

Bill is survived by his first wife, Georgianna B. Herold, and their three sons: Brad Herold and wife, Felicia Benavidez of Austin, Texas; Benjamin Herold and wife, Michelle Schmitt of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Glen Herold and wife, Karina Siam Herold of Los Angeles, California. Bill is also survived by his grandchildren: Marianna, Bella, Simon, Grace, Virginia, Nicholas, and Camille Herold; brother, Robert Herold and sister-in-law, Cathy Herold of Rye, New Hampshire; sister, Margaret Kneiss and brother-in-law, Jack Kneiss of Atlanta, Georgia, and Helen "Sue" Goessler of Fairview, Texas, with whom he lived his final days alongside their three Schnauzer dogs who enjoyed nothing more than relaxing with Bill in his recliner. Together with a host of loving family members, friends, and neighbors, those whose lives Bill touched will all miss him dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Allen, Texas.

Memorials may be made in Bill’s honor to Schnauzer Rescue of Texas, https://schnauzerrescuetexas.me/.

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My heartfelt condolences to the Herold family. Princeton Drive was a better place because of Bill, He never hesitated to lend a helping hand to a neighbor. My parents always enjoyed his company, as did I. Bill was such a gentle, kind man and always welcomed me into the house when I came over...which was a lot! What a blessing to have 3 amazing sons, 3 daughter-in laws, and 7 grandchildren who loved him so. I know you will all miss him. Wishing you comfort and strength in the days ahead. May all your fond memories be a source of peace. Much love to you all. Lisa Lisa Seidel Shiller, May 16, 2022 My sincere condolences for your loss. Thoughts and prayers during these difficult times. Holly Homrich, May 9, 2022 Peggy and Bob and your families, my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother and my thoughts and prayers are with you and his sons. I didn't know Bill well in adulthood but have fond memories of us getting together as kids. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Kimberlee Herold, May 9, 2022 Peggy and Bob and your families, my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother and my thoughts and prayers are with you and his sons. I didn't know Bill well in adulthood but have fond memories of us getting together as kids. My heart goes out to you in this difficult time. Kimberlee Herold, May 9, 2022 I am sorry to hear about Bill. I have fond memories of playing red rover, hide and go seek and ball in our Grandma Proudfoot’s side yard. “Billy” and I were the same age and first cousins. His Mother and my Father were brother and sister. I send my love to his family.
Harriet proudfoot McCoy, May 7, 2022 I worked with Bill for nearly 40 years and never had a bad moment when in his presence. His integrity was beyond reproach. He gave encouragement to me at the crucial times in my career at Pitt. Bill and I shared a few cars though the years as Ben reminded me. Blessed to know you as a true friend. Mark Malinoski , May 7, 2022 Wish to express my condolences to the members of Bill's family. I have many fond and fun memories of times with Peg, Billy, and Bobby in the summers at Mom Proudfoot's home in Grantsville, WV and our visits to their place in Pittsburgh. (Photo: Peg, Bobby, Billy, Harold, Harriet and Mom Proudfoot)
Harold and Mary Proudfoot, Brookfield, CT, May 7, 2022