William J. Saalbach Sr.

May 29 1942
Oct 9 2019
77 Years
Gap, PA

William J. Saalbach Sr., 77, of Gap, passed away at Harrison Senior Living of Christiana on Wednesday, October 9, 2019. He was the beloved husband of Janet Wolfe Saalbach with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.  Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Philip and Anna (Broomell) Saalbach. 

An area resident all his life Bill was employed as a steelworker from Lukens for over 33 years. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Parkesburg.

William is known as Bill to all his friends and family. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and a very large family. He loved gambling at Atlantic City, going to polo games, traveling, and watching his Eagles, and spending time outside. Bill was very outgoing and enjoyed all his life long friendships.

In addition to his wife William is survived by three children; Joy Huyard of Christiana, Jill  (Eric) Campbell of Gap, William J. (Stacy)  Saalbach Jr of Paradise, Eight grandchildren: Michael (Mariellen) Huyard, Shannon Huyard, Shane Huyard, Justin (Jen) Campbell, Cory (Danielle) Campbell, Chad (Alicia) Saalbach, Kelly Saalbach, and Alexis Saalbach. Eleven great-grandchildren: Noah Huyard, Liam Huyard, Caiden Huyard, Logan Rose, Charlotte Campbell, Jane Campbell, Ellie Campbell, Colton Saalbach, Carter Saalbach, Cohen Saalbach, and Connor Saalbach and two siblings, Catherine Miller of Oregon and Sarah Pelzer of Downingtown.  He was preceded in death by siblings Guy Slider and Pat Broomell. 

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at Our Lady of Consolation Church, Parkesburg, PA at 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Interment at Parkesburg Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Lewy Body Dementia Assoc. , 912 Killian Hill Rd. SW, Suite 205, Lilburg, GA 30047.
 Also a special thank you to all the nurses and aides at Harrison House who took care of Bill. 

Service Date: 
Oct 16 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Our Lady of Consolation Church, Parkesburg, PA 19365


I’ve had the upmost pleasure of getting to know this family and taking care of “Pop” through his journey at Harrison House. I will forever miss seeing his smiling face every morning but I’m left with so many great memories ❤️ Blessings to the whole family during this time! 🙏🏻❤️

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Dear Aunt Janet, Joy, Jill and Billy,

I wanted to send my prayers to all of you and was so sad to hear Uncle Bill's passing.  I have many fond memories of him growing up on 4th Ave.  Aunt Janet, you have been his "rock" this entire time and you have been a good caring wife during a time that I know was not easy.  Uncle Bill will always be in my thoughts.  Love to all of you.

Peggy Ann

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Dear Janet and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. He was a very nice and funny guy. Now he is at peace and resting comfortable with no worries anymore. He will always be with each and everyone of you right there in your hearts. Please know I am thinking of you all and Praying that you get through this difficult time.   Lisa Radcliff and family


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Sorry for your loss. Much love your way❤️

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Dear Jill and family ! 

So sorry for your loss he may Rest In Peace 🙏 I feel your pain it will take time to heal!!  Mine still going 😢 dad was my hero , praying for comfort to all 🙏❤️ Majda & mike Safadi 

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Dear Jill and Family,

     I am truly sorry for your loss! I did not know your dad very well but I do know you and you are amazing so that makes him amazing. Your dad was blessed with so many in his. The love, fun, bond, traditions, laughter, and living like a family should is the life he lived. He was a lucky man!

May you all have the strength from your love to get through this hard time! 
please give your mom a big hug from me. Always,Alli







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Joy I saw the last name and thought of you.  I read the obit and saw that this was your father.  Praying for your family's comfort and peace at this difficult time

SHirley A. WIlson CLass of 1981 Octorara High

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