William S. “Bill” Ferraro, age 72, of Trafford passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 in his home. Bill was born on May 23, 1950 in Wilkinsburg the son of the late William L. and Catherine (Kurtz) Ferraro. Bill was a member of the St. Regis Church in Trafford and he was a graduate of the Trafford High School class of 1968. He then attended University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 1972 with a Political Science Degree and then attended LSU Law School and graduated in 1975. Bill was a partner with the law firm Campfield and Ferraro. Bill was a solicitor for the Borough of Trafford for many years and he also served as solicitor for numerous boroughs and municipal authorities in Westmoreland County. He held several positions with the Westmoreland County Tax Assessment Office. He was their solicitor from 2000-2006, Vice-Chairman from 2006-2012 for their Board of Assessment of Appeals and was the Chief Assessor from 2012 until his retirement on January 1, 2022. Bill's wisdom was a remarkable trait that was appreciated by all who knew him. He was a kind, gentle and dependable man. His family and friends were the pride and joy of his life. His Jovial personality and infectious laugh will live on in the hearts of those who adored him. He was truly an inspiration to all and will be deeply missed but never forgotten. In addition to his parents Bill was preceded in death by his daughter Catherine Ferraro in 2000. He is survived by his wife of 26 years Kelly (Schraf) Ferraro; his sister Karen L. Ferraro and her children Tiffany Taha (Basil), Mary Catherine Hughes, Alexandra L. Turner (Jeffrey) and Stephen L. Hughes (Elizabeth) and his sisters and brother-in-law Kim Schraf (Craig), Robert Schraf Jr., and Kerri Korhel. Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 PM in the John M. Dobrinick Funeral Home Inc. 702 7th Street (State Rt. 130) Trafford (412) 372-3111. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at 11 AM in the St. Regis Church, 517 Homewood Ave., Trafford with Fr. George Saletrik as celebrant. Everyone please directly go to the church for the Mass. A private interment will take place in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Irwin. Bill’s family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in the name of William S. Ferraro to the Starzl Transplantation Institute, 3600 Forbes Ave. at Meyran Ave., Suite 8084, Pittsburgh PA 15213 or send an email to email@example.com for more information about making a memorial donation. www.dobrinickfhinc.com
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