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William Cornell

William Cornell

October 17, 1953 January 20, 2019

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Obituary for William G. "Bill" Cornell Sr.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA – William G. “Bill” Cornell, 65, of East Liverpool passed away Sunday, January 20, 2019 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA after a lengthy illness.

Bill was born in Lackawanna, NY on October 17, 1953 a son of the late William and Margaret “Pat” Delaney Cornell. He graduated from Lackawanna High School in Lackawanna, NY. Bill also graduated with business degrees from Kent State University and Geneva College. Bill owned and operated his own consulting business CorCon Solutions, LLC where he did consulting work for construction companies. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius. Bill was a huge advocate for CORE (Center for Organ Recovery and Education) and their efforts with organ donation. Bill benefited from a life-saving double lung transplant in 2014 which gave him precious time with his pride and joy, his grandchildren. Bill’s family will always cherish the time given to them from his donor and donor family. He was proud to be a gold medalist in golf at the Transplant Games of America. Bill was good to people and made everyone around him better. Everything he did; he did for his family.

Surviving are his three children Carrie (Brian) Howren of Las Vegas, NV, William G. “Bill” (Kristina) Cornell, Jr. of Clinton, PA and Eric (Courtney) Cornell of East Liverpool; seven grandchildren Noah, Conner and Liam Howren, Olivia, Elyse, Alana and Logan Cornell; three sisters Kathy (Tony) Grucello of Cape Coral, FL, Debbie Miller of Cape Coral, FL and Barbara “Barbie” (Brian) Hayden of Bonita Springs, FL and brother Tim Cornell and his late wife Mary of Fort Myers, FL.

Friends may visit Wednesday afternoon and evening at the Dawson Funeral Home where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius Church on Thursday at 11 a.m. with Fr. Scott Kopp as celebrant.

In lieu of flowers it was Bill’s wish that everyone would become a registered organ donor. Please take five minutes and register at www.donatelife.net/register/ or www.organdonor.gov/register.html

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Holy Trinity Parish at St. Aloysius Church
    West Fifth Street
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    Reverend Scott Kopp

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Chuck & Sue Karcher

To the family of Bill, we offer you are deepest sympathy and hugs and prayers at this time of your loss. WE have known Bill for many years and I know he will be sadly missed by many. A great guy and friend! Thoughts and Prayers to you and the family. Chuck & Sue Karcher
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Carrie Billy and Eric our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. I'll always remember your dad for loving and kind man he was. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Missy Wilson Freeman
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Aldo Celotto

RIP Billy Aldo Celotto Lackawanna N.Y.
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Meagan Concannon

Such a nice guy. I’m glad to have known him. Meagan Concannon, Pittsburgh
Comment | Posted at 08:28pm via Condolence

James Hall

Pat Hall Our sincere condolences to Bill’s family. He was a great person and a wonderful neighbor. Jim and Pat Hall
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