William H. Schlander


Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | January 30, 2023

William H. Schlander, 82, of Belle Vernon, formerly of Port Vue, died Saturday, January 28, 2023.  He was born September 2, 1940, a son of the late Harvey V. Schlander and Bessie (Hamilton) Schlander, and his step-father, Harry Schlander.  William served in the U.S. Navy on the USS DesMoines.  He was employed by the U.S. Postal Service, First Sterling, and Reliant Steel, and retired after 30 years with Safety Kleen Corporation.  A former member of the Port Vue Athletic Association, he coached girls’ softball. 

He was a member of the US Cruisers Club, VFW Post 698 of North Belle Vernon, and was an active member of the Central Highlands Community United Methodist Church, Elizabeth.  William was the husband of 62 years, to Arlene (Faust) Schlander, whom he married on October 15, 1960.  They raised two daughters, Vicki (David) Anderson of West Newton and Denise (James) Kish of Wheeling, West Virginia; four grandchildren, Sarah (Paul) Cunningham of Oakura, New Zealand, Caitlyn (Michael Mistick of Chantilly, Virginia, Jillian (Carl) Peitz of Marriottsville, Maryland, and Jaime (Kelsey) Kish of Alexandria, Virginia; eight great grandchildren, Paul, Emma, Louie, Cameron, Theo, Sadie, Molly, and Sylvie.

Friends will be received 3-7 pm Wednesday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine Street, West Newton, where a funeral service will be held at 10 am Thursday.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Meals on Wheels of Elizabeth Forward, 100 Timothy Dr., Elizabeth, PA 15037.  Condolences may be left at

Originally published January 30, 2023.

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