William Edward (Bill) Shuttleworth, 87, of Wampum died on December 17, 2020 at Heritage Valley Beaver after a brief illness.
Bill was born in Philadelphia on July 27,1933, the son of the late, William T Shuttleworth and Ruth Clara Shuttleworth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, William J. Fleck.
Bill married the love of his life, Catherine T. Klemenz, on October 22, 1955 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Philadelphia. They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. She survives.
Bill is also survived by 7 children; William J (Regina) Shuttleworth of Sarasota, FL, Kathleen A (John) Pansera, Joseph E (Kandy) Shuttleworth, Jeanne M (Charles) Shebanie and Debra A (Carmen) Mazzant all of Ellwood City, Susan L Fleck of Wampum and Anne M (Jon) Disher of Chewton, PA. 18 Grandchildren; Christine N Shuttleworth of Norfolk, VA, William J Shuttleworth of San Diego, CA, Edward G (Maureen) Hiser of South Fayette, PA, Joseph E Hiser of Westerville, OH, Andrew S (Renee) Hiser of Ellwood City, Kathryn A Hiser of Beaver, Michael J (Jamie) Shuttleworth of New Brighton, Jennifer L (Josh) DeStefano, Joseph T Shuttleworth, Lynn N (Ben) Kristophel, Frank J Pope all of Ellwood City, John J Fleck, Maria C Fleck and Matthew J Fleck all of Wampum, Deedee (Garrett) Boots of Cranberry, William S (Kaley) Evans of Hyattsville, MD, John Evans of Pittsburgh and JT (Alisa) Baldelli, USAF currently stationed in Germany. Bill’s family includes 15 Great-Grandchildren, 7 Step-Grandchildren and 9 Step-Great-Grandchildren.
He attended Lincoln High School in Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Wireless Technical School. He entered the US Navy in 1952. He served in the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1954.
Bill worked as a supervisor for Sperry-Rand. He oversaw installing the first computer in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. He continued his career as a foreman in the metallurgical industry working his way up to Plant Manager, then Manufacturing Manager including overseeing International manufacturing. During his employment, he was granted 3 United States Patents as an inventor of metallurgical measuring devices.
Bill retired in 1995 and started his own consulting firm until he formally retired in 2010.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Ellwood City and served in the choir and as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Rod & Gun Club in Chewton and enjoyed many turkey shoots at the club.
He especially enjoyed spending time with his family while camping, boating, and fishing.
Thanks to his good friend, Sammy Schwartz, Bill provided years of funny stories, limericks and other little ditties that his family will truly miss hearing.
Private visiting hours will be held on Monday December 22, 2020 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City with Reverend Father Mark Thomas officiating on Tuesday December 23 at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Club Hope Foundation.
Online Condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com
Our deepest sympathies to your family for your loss. May the memories you’ve made throughout his lifetime help each of you through this difficult time.
Thank you so much for your kind words and sympathy. They are much appreciated.
Disher and Shuttleworth Family
So sorry to all the family and Catherine! I will never forget my “buddy” from the doctors and at church. He was such a special guy and dear to my heart. I will never forget his story of the “safety inspector climbing on an unsturdy table” that he told me more than once! Always made me smile. Praying for you all.
Thank you Julie for all your care, compassion and patience! He loved joking around with you!
You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this trying time.
My sincere condolences for Mr. Shuttleworth’s family. He was a good and dear person. I had the pleasure to meet him while doing consulting at Leeds and always enjoyed seeing him in church. He will be truely missed. May he rest in peace and God bless his family.
Bill was a great person and friend. His family meant the world to him; he talked about all often. He also loved his work! He was a great resource for us. So sorry for your loss (and ours).
David and Cheryl Updegraff
Dear Jeanne and Family,
My sincerest sympathy and condolences go out to you and your family. Having read your Dads’ obituary, I can truly say how fortunate and blessed you were to have been raised and loved by this extraordinary gentleman. His accomplishments speak volumes.
At this extremely stressful time, I wish you peace, Gods’ blessings and mostly, wonderful, happy memories you shared with your Dad.