William C. Chase Sr., 73, of Sugar Grove, Pa., passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Golden Living Center - Kinzua.
He was born in Sugar Grove, Pa., on Sept. 10, 1939, a son of the late Margaret (Hemminger) and Guy Chase.
William had worked in the heater department at Valeo in Jamestown, N.Y., retiring in 2000. He had also worked at Marv's Quaker State in Sugar Grove part-time for 28 years. William was a life-time member of the Sugar Grove Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance, a member of Lander Volunteer Fire Department, a former Sugar Grove bor-ough council member, and a member of Local 2105 the IAM (International As-sociation of Machinists).
He will be remembered for his love for attending auctions, spending time at his camp, his sideline of selling cheese and pep-peroni and also selling tires. William especially loved his antique car, truck and snowmobiling in years past. He will be greatly missed at the Akeley Diner where he went every day, and where management named a burger after him, "The Billy Burger."
He was the widower of Elizabeth (Wilson) Chase, who died July 22, 2010. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his son, Darren Chase, July 5, 2010; and a brother, Robert Chase in April 2000.
Surviving are three sons: William (Linda) Chase Jr. of Warren, Michael (Ruth) Chase of Russell, and Bradley (Danielle) Chase, of Russell; a brother, James (Bev) Chase of Russell; a sister, Pat (Freddie) Rivera of Jamestown, N.Y.; and a sister-in-law, Betty Chase of Sugar Grove, Pa.; eight grandchildren: Jacob (Car-rie), Alicia, Courtney, Jor-dan, Wyatt, Benjamin, Jes-sica, and Jenna Chase; a special friend, Rosalie Logue; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at the Sugar Grove Branch of McKinney Funeral Homes and Cremation Services Inc., 117 Main St., Sugar Grove. A funeral service will be held at the Lander United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24, with Pastor Wade Barto officiating. Graveside ser-vices will be held immedi-ately following the church service at Wesleyan Cemetery in Sugar Grove.
The family suggests those wishing to place memorials may do so to Sugar Grove or Lander Volunteer Fire Department or Lander United Methodist Church. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or send an e-condolence at www.mckinneyfuneral.com.