Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home
William E. Hines, Sr., age 94, of West Elizabeth, passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Country Care Manor in Fayette City. He was a retired custodian for the Hayward School District in Hayward, CA, and was the former owner of Bill & Jack’s Tavern in West Elizabeth. He was a member of the former West Elizabeth United Methodist Church, the Stephen Bayard Masonic Lodge #526 in Elizabeth, and was an avid horseshoe player and bowler. Born May 19, 1928 in Industry, he was a son of the late George B. and Catherine (Gephart) Hines. He is survived by daughters, Kathy L. Luci of Monessen, Beth Hines-Williams of Monessen, and Barbara (Clarence) Westfall of Lawrenceville, GA; son, William E. Hines, Jr. of Monessen; grandchildren, Amy Williams, Jarrod (Jodi) Lape, Jason Luci, Matthew Hines, Andrew and Erin Hines, Dillon Williams and Dominique Marcus; great-grandchildren, Alexis Lape, Ashley and Annikah Williams, Ryann and Reese Lape and Violet Foster; also, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Dwight Hines; the mother of his children, Kathryn "Kay" Hines Rubino; sisters, Jean MacDonald and Carole Biddle; brothers, Jack Hines and George B. Hines, Jr.; son-in-law, Ronald Luci. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Monday, October 31, 2022, from 4-8 PM. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 10 AM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com
Originally published October 29, 2022.