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Bill Sandsberry

August 27, 1945 - July 10, 2023


Obituary For Bill Sandsberry

Of South Park, formerly of Hazelwood and Duquesne, suddenly passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023.

Husband of Mickey (Vecchio) Sandsberry for 52 years. Father of Dale Stephenson of Miami, FL. Rich (Sherry) Stephenson of Bethel Park and Jackie (Jason) Giddy of Las Vegas, NV. Brother of Robin (Richard) Henry of North Huntingdon. Beloved pappy of Richard, Michael, Samantha and Mackenzie Stephenson and Robert and Remy Giddy. He loved attending his grandchildren's sporting, school and social events both in Pittsburgh and Las Vegas. He was preceded in death by his mother Roberta (Schmitt) Shimko and father Samuel Sandsberry, Sr and his step-father Steve Shimko. He was loved by his nieces and nephews, friends and co-workers.

Bill retired after 40 years as a licensed truck driver for Allegheny County. Shortly after retiring, Bill began a second career as a school bus driver for the Bethel Park School District for the last 7 years where he often received presents and notes of thanks from the students. Bill was a football coach to many at St. Stephen's School, a member and mentor at the local weightlifting gym in Hazelwood and known to yell at a few TV screens over the years during the Steelers football seasons.

We will all miss Bill very much. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Saturday morning at 10:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Germaine Church at 11:00 a.m.

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  • July 16, 2023

    Such a great man. Sorry for your loss. Heaven has received a new Angel.

  • July 15, 2023

    From '41' to '43', bus neighbors forever! 10-4 good buddy and rest in peace, Chris.

  • July 13, 2023

    Mickey, Dale, Rich, Jackie and families, we understand that there are no words that can make you feel better. We just want to let you all know how much we care. We will be keeping you in our prayers and holding you in our hearts.

  • July 12, 2023

    Dear Mickey and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you. Blandina

  • July 12, 2023

    Mickey, Robin and Families. Our deepest condolences to you. We knew Bill since he was a teenage and loved him like family. To know him was to love him as the saying goes. He loved his family and will be missed. Prayers to you and yours. Larry, Caryl Yanyo and family. 🙏

  • July 12, 2023

    To Mickey, Dale, Richie, Jackie and Family. I want to offer our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Bill. He always supported his family and friends in everything they did. A Great man to say the least. He will be dearly missed. Praying for you at this difficult time.

  • July 11, 2023

    My dear Mickey, my loving friend Dale and family: We are never ready to say goodbye to someone we love. There are events that we do not accept or understand, but that have a reason, perhaps God took him away because he deserved to be in a better place or in a place full of peace. I'm sorry that there is so much distance between us in these situations, but please, receive all my love and my warm, a big hug and my prayers for you. With all my love Alicia Neyra

  • July 11, 2023

    Aunt Mickey, Dale, Richie and Jackie. I am so to hear about Uncle Bill. He was such a great guy and always went out of his way to talk to me when I was little. You are all in my thoughts and prayers 😘