William (Bill) H. Piper

Born: Fri., May 30, 1947
Died: Thu., Aug. 29, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Oct. 05, 2013
Location: Piper Aviation Museum

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 05, 2013
Location: Piper Aviation Museum

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William (Bill) H. Piper, 66, of Conroe, TX and Tallin, Estonia passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA. Bill was born on May 30, 1947 in Lock Haven, PA and was the youngest son of the late Thomas F. Piper, Sr. and the late Margaret Booth Piper. He was a grandson of William T. Piper, Sr., founder of Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, PA.

Bill graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1965 where he excelled in various varsity sports. He then became a foreign exchange student in Helsinki, Finland for a year where he fell in love with that part of the world. Over the years, he ended up spending a lot of time in Finland, Sweden and Estonia. In 1967, Bill moved to Angola, IN to attend Tri State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering with Honors. After graduating from college, he joined the United States Army where he became a captain and commanded the US Army Detachment NATO Liaison Team in Kellinghusen, Germany. After returning to the United States, he had various business ventures until he decided to follow his dream of becoming a lawyer. In 2000, he graduated from Franklin Pierce Law School. Bill passed the bar exam in 2000 and subsequently opened his own practice in Conroe, TX. During his life, Bill had a large variety of interests. He enjoyed golf, traveling, flying, horseback riding, playing the guitar and keeping current with the latest technological advances. He had a great sense of humor and a hearty laugh that was contagious.

Bill is survived by his four children, Liisa Piper Bartges and husband James of State College, PA; William T. Piper III of Sacramento, CA; Meghan M. Piper of San Jose, CA; Lauren J. Piper of Los Angeles, CA; his brother, John R. Piper and wife Charlene of North East, PA; a nephew and niece along with an aunt and several cousins. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his infant daughter Maria J. Piper and his brother Thomas F. Piper, Jr.

Memorial services will be held Saturday October 5, 2013 in the Piper Aviation Museum, 1 Piper Way, Lock Haven, PA 17745. The immediate family will be receiving family and friends starting at 10am. Services will begin at 11am followed by a reception.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Piper Aviation Museum. His children would also like to say thank you to the medical staff at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

Arrangements are being completed by the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, Lock Haven, PA.

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Suzanne (Roach) Corriere
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Fond memories of Bill during our high school years are now coupled with the sadness of his loss. My condolences to all of his loved ones. You are in my thoughts. Rest in peace Bill.

Bill Englert
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
RIP my friend.

Larry McHughes
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Our condolences John. I think about our time at Beech often.

Ray Allen, Lock Haven, PA. LHHS Class of 1965
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Sympathy & kindest regards to Bill's family & very many friends wherever they may be.
God bless one & all. Take care.

Linda (Diehl) Huzar
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Dear Family and Friends of Bill,

So sorry for your loss. Bill was a student with me at LHH. I remember him as a kind and thoughtful person. RIP, Bill

bruce statton
   Posted Wed September 04, 2013
Bill. may you rest in peace.

Jackie Yarnell Shaulis
   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
Dear Family of Bill Piper - please accept my sympathy. Bill and I were friends in high school. He is one of the those people you will never forget because he was one of the good guys.

   Posted Sat September 07, 2013
My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. You were a great guy; loved your sense of humor and kind heart. I was blessed to have known you, Rest in Peace my Friend.

Chris Hurst
   Posted Sun September 08, 2013
With fond memories of good times together on the ground and in the air for more than a half century. Sorry I missed our meeting in Tallin but you can be my co-pilot next time we meet the in airport in the sky. Rest well my friend.

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