William E. MuchoneyJuly 17, 1929 ~ October 27, 2017 (age 88)
William (Bill) Edward Muchoney, Sr. passed quietly in Alexandria, Virginia
Known affectionately by friends and family alike as “Bear,” he grew up in Calumet, Pennsylvania, the son of Michael Muchoney and Anna Kondrich, immigrants from Milpos in the Czech Republic who settled in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, where he met his wife and love of his life, Mildred “Mille” DeFloria.
Bill played football with enthusiasm in school and graduated from Hurst High in 1947 before joining the Air Force, where his natural talent as a football player was spotted and he was recruited to join the Air Force team based in London.
On his return to the States, he and his wife Millie settled in Alexandria Virginia where they were parishioners of St. Rita’s Church and Bill served as usher, CYO volunteer and worked tirelessly at the Carpenters Shelter among many other heartfelt good works, always alongside his loving wife. Bill’s leadership abilities, natural charm and great sense of humor was expressed well whether he was coaching little league, officiating college football, working at the Pentagon, camping, fishing or through his experiences in the restaurant business before his ultimate retirement from his long time work at Vulcan Materials. A friend to everyone he met, Bill was quick to laugh and lend a hand to anyone in need.
Bill was an avid musician and played drums, accordion and piano from the time he was a kid and in his family’s band until his later years as a member of the Night Hawks swing band. Bill enjoyed his favorite team, the Redskins, and followed sports avidly. A lover of the outdoors, he always arranged family vacations focused on historic sites of natural splendor and instilled in us a deep appreciation for the delicate balance of flora and fauna we must preserve.
Bill’s wife Millie passed to Our Lord’s hands earlier this year and is now joined with his parents and brothers Chuck and Mickey as he leaves behind his four children, Tracy, Billy, Douglas and Kelly, his five grandchildren Keenan, Nadya, Daniel, Matthew and Serena as well as his four great grand children, Luke, Micah and twins Benjamin and Clara as well as Bill’s brother Tom Muchoney who resides in Washington state.
Bill Muchoney was baptized in the Eastern Orthodox Church in Pennsylvania and will be laid to rest on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery in Latrobe, Pennsylvania alongside his wife, parents, family and loved ones. Funeral arrangements will be made by Everly Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, Virginia. In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to St. Jude's Children's research hospital. This will help to ensure Bills legacy.