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William R. Moody

June 3, 1923 ~ February 7, 2022 (age 98)


William R. Moody, 98, of West Newton, died Monday, February 7, 2022.  He was born June 3, 1923 in Rostraver Township, a son of the late Samuel Fenton and Kathleen (Rankin) Moody.  Serving during World War II, Bill was a veteran of the US Navy.  He spent his life working as a General Contractor and Butler Building Franchise Owner.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Zozula) Moody; sisters, Louise Mace, Bernice Sandbach, Frances Kelly, and Kay Moody; and an infant brother.  He is survived by his loving children, Jeanne (Glen) Ustazewski of West Newton and John (Susan) Moody of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren, Chad (Brooke) Ustazewski of North Huntingdon and Tara (Evan) Speice of Frisco, Texas; four great grandchildren, Colton, Gemma, and William Ustazewski and Collier Speice; a sister, Ruth Oyer of Urbana, Ohio; in-laws, Mae and Ralph Rich of Scottdale; and a number of nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received 3-7 pm Thursday at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, 901 Vine Street, West Newton, where a service will be held at 11 am Friday.  The family would prefer if all guests to the funeral home wear masks.  Interment will follow in West Newton Cemetery.  Condolences may be left at

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February 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home
901 Vine Street
West Newton, PA 15089

Funeral Service
February 11, 2022

11:00 AM
J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home
901 Vine Street
West Newton, PA 15089

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