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DUSHORE - William J. "Bill" Black of Dushore passed away peacefully at his home on February 2, 2020.

He was born in New Albany, Pa. to William and Ethel Johnson Black and grew up in Lopez. Along with his parents he was predeceased by brothers Clair Johnson, Robert Black, and sister Diane Serafini.

After high school he served briefly in the 9th Infantry of the Army in Fort Dix, New Jersey.

He married the former Evalda Hunsinger 69 years ago. He owned and operated Black’s Inn (later the Sullivan Inn) in Dushore along with his family. Bill was an insurance manager with Combined Insurance and owned Lazy B Beverage. He owned Dipper Dan and Orange Julius/Dairy Queen in the Lycoming Mall and served as a Cherry Township Supervisor.

His memberships included Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore, Monroeton Lodge # 163 F. &A.M. Masons, Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple.

Bill was a talented woodworker and enjoyed hunting with his grandchildren. Fishing trips to Wolf Lake in Canada were taken as often as possible.

Surviving are his wife, Evalda and sons William (Peggy) Black of Laporte, Clair (Karen) Black of Dushore and Brian (Lori) Black of Orrtanna, three beloved grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to The Sullivan County Library.

Arrangements entrusted to McCarty-Thomas Funeral Home.

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