Memoriam

Bill Pieszak – LBG #186

William E. Pieszak, age 72, of Mount Pleasant died Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home. Mr. Pieszak was born September 14, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant. He was the son of the late Edward and Sarah Hurst Pieszak. Bill served in the Army National Guard for 10 years. He was a Journeyman mould maker and retired after 21 years from Ross Mould in Washington, PA. For the last 20 years, he pursued his passion for history by becoming a Licensed Battlefield Guide at Gettysburg. Bill was an avid collector of Lionel Trains and he enjoyed sharing them with his grandsons, Dylan, Nathan, and Lucas. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Bill is survived by his loving wife of more than 50 years; Kathleen Drag Pieszak, his loving son; Brant Pieszak and his wife Diane of Mt. Pleasant; his loving grandsons; Dylan, Nathan, and Lucas Pieszak, and by his loving brother and sister; Leonard A. Pieszak and his wife Alice of Mt. Pleasant, and Debra White and her husband David K. of Champion. Due to the current health crisis, there will be no hours of public visitation or funeral service. A memorial will be set at a later date when restrictions have been lifted. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Amercian Battlefield Trust www.battlefields.org in memory of William E. Pieszak. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle St., Mount Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.

Bill was licensed in 2002.


In Memory of …

The following memorial list is in reverse chronological order.  “Badge No” in black indicates a link to the obituary posted originally on this site. A “Badge No” in red indicates there is not a published obituary memorial page.

DATE OF DEATH GUIDE Click Below for Obituary:
December 17, 2020 Mike Phipps Badge #10
August 13, 2020 Bobbie Phillips Badge #22
July 9, 2020 Wayne Wachsmuth Badge #75
May 21, 2020 Dan Rathert Badge #213
December 12, 2019 Mayor Bill Troxell Badge #72
November 14, 2019 Robert Wagner Badge #68
September 25, 2019 John M. Fuss Badge #77
March 29, 2019 John Everard Badge #91
December 31, 2018 Ted Gajewski Badge #175
December 2, 2018 Kim Marie VanScyoc Badge #178
October 23, 2018 Sheldon Munn Badge ? Unknown
September 15, 2018 Leonard Kinder Badge #67
August 18, 2018 George Staley Badge #37
May 20, 2018 RIchard Bellamy Badge #174
April 26, 2018 Bill Martin Badge #103
March 30, 2018 Joe Steinour Badge #80
October 26, 2017 Barbara Schutt Badge #38
September 12, 2017 George Gargus Badge #204
September 3, 2017 Bill Dowling Badge #209
July 24, 2017 Jim Kralik Badge #58
May 25, 2017 Michael Vallone Badge #197
September 7, 2016 Herb Laughman Badge #98
June 19, 2016 Charlie Kingston Badge #70
April 21, 2016 Rob Wingert Badge #168
April 18, 2016 John Vollbrecht Badge #128
January 29, 2016 James L. “Jim” Martin Badge #140
January 14, 2016 Charlie Hathaway Badge #41
January 3, 2016 George Symons Badge #104
August 20, 2015 James (Skip) Wensyel Badge #86
August 20, 2015 Nora Saum Badge #5
July 31, 2015 Stan O’Donnell Badge #238
November 2, 2014 Joe Bushey Badge #16
October 30, 2014 Cliff Detweiler Badge #171
July 30, 2014 Jack Lynch Badge #132
April 17, 2014 Bob Frank Badge #65
January 6, 2014 Woody Christ Badge #20
December 6, 2013 Hans Henzel Badge #38
October 15, 2013 Mark Strauch Badge #251
October 2, 2013 John Weixel Badge #225
June 19, 2013 Clyde R. Bell Guide Supervisor
September 21, 2013 Ted Haupt Badge #61
January 15, 2013 James W. Tate Badge #53
March 31, 2012 David Gutknecht Badge #221
December 11, 2011 Anthony Kellon Badge #220
October  24, 2011 Paul C. Cooksey Badge #31
May 31, 2011 Sara Louise (Sally) Walters Badge #26
April 15, 2011 Harold Small Badge #30
February 16, 2011 Samuel R. McHenry, Jr. Badge #79
February 6, 2011 Perry O. Pherson Badge #29
January 5, 2011 George E. Shealer Badge #121
January 23, 2010 Robert C. Mullen Badge #7
August 2, 2009 John Anthony “Tony” Brogan Badge #129
May 15, 2009 Suzanne Harbach Badge #6
February 11, 2009 Gregory Coco Badge #21
January 1, 2009 Harmon Furney Badge #51
November 1, 2008 Eugene McVicker Badge #22
September 2007 Jack Wise Badge #133
August 6, 2007 John O’Brien Badge #109
April 21, 2007 Betty Weaver Badge #1
April 2, 2007 Maxine Hartlaub Badge #40
January 11, 2007 Louis Fischer Badge #49
February 7, 2007 Becky Lyons Assistant Guide Supervisor
December 15, 2006 Alan Crawford Badge #108
September 4, 2006 Paul Burkholder Badge #39
February 6, 2006 Druid Deitch Badge #94
July 5, 2005 Donna Migdalski Badge #60
April 24, 2005 Russell Cunningham Badge #2
February 14, 2005 Richard L. Fox Badge #19
September 29, 2004 David Deitch Badge #29
May 31, 2004 Robert K. Fair Badge #42
January 17, 2004 Clarence “Pete” Swinn,, Jr Badge #106
December 24, 2003 Wayne Shields Badge #63
August 22, 2003 David Woods Badge #27
February 17, 2002 Col. Jacob M “Met” Sheads Badge #111
September 25, 2001 Dr.. Robert MacAskill Badge #90
July 6, 2001 Donald Stoner Badge #109
March 15, 2001 Robert Clay Diehl Badge #40
December 13, 2000 Don McLaughlin Badge #76
October 28, 2000 James Myers Badge #42
July 20, 2000 Anthony “Tony” Kelly Badge #129
June. 28, 2000 Isabella Day Weaner Badge #25
June 26, 2000 Herm Frasch Badge #50
May 21, 2000 Robert E. Curtis Badge #58
March 1, 2000 Rev. Joseph Fissel Badge #48
December 11, 1999 Robert “Bob” Sheads Jr Badge #66
July 12, 1999 Richard Folkenroth Badge #31
February 24, 1999 Donald Ullrich Badge #88
September 7, 1998 Joseph Burleigh Badge #65
July 21, 1998 Dr. Bill Ridinger Badge #52
March 21, 1998 Glenn Shields Badge #33
January 15, 1998 Robert “Prof” Fidler Badge #96
November 22, 1997 Hallette “Hal” Harding Badge #78
November 21, 1996 George Glenn Badge #32
October 30, 1996 Jim Musser Badge #134
August 25, 1996 Dan Gregor Badge #29
August 1996 John Andrews Guide Supervisor
June 15, 1996 Willis Weikert Badge # UNKNOWN
February 14, 1996 Ken Hull Badge #36
February 10, 1996 Ed Longanecker Badge #68
September 17, 1995 Ralph Butt Badge #87
July 25, 1995 Mervin Murray Badge #116
August 11, 1994 Mary Swope Badge #125
January 15, 1993 Maurice Weaver Badge #75
December 29, 1991 Phillip Doyle Badge #124
December 5, 1991 Robert Gilbert Badge #45
September 21, 1991 Chauncey Buohl Badge #107
September 21, 1991 George Olinger Badge #01
May 2, 1991 Clarence Swinn Badge #11
April 19, 1991 Charles “Gerry” Algier Badge #77
February 25, 1991 Samuel Kessel Badge #123
October 5, 1990 Kenneth Johns Badge # 93
July 25, 1990 David Callihan Badge # UNKNOWN
May 19,  1990 Harold Williams Badge #13
May 5, 1990 Robert “Bob” Cercone Badge #71
February 16, 1990 Betty Fry Badge #18
September 19, 1989 Elmer Lord Badge #21
July 8, 1989 George Kauffman Badge #9
April 15, 1989 Walter Reynolds Badge #64
March 8, 1989 Charles Ziegler Badge #37
April 8, 1988 Arthur Gordon Badge #52
May 11, 1987 Edward Hughes Badge #17
August 7, 1986 Harold Fry Badge #115
May 22, 1986 Richard Breen Badge #4
February 28, 1986 Janet Guise Badge #104
January 16,1985 George “Ernie” Stover Badge #7
June 28, 1984 Francis “Frank” Rosensteel Badge #82
December 10, 1983 Arthur Guy Taughinbaugh Badge #7
December 9, 1983 Paul Peter Kargas Badge #46
June 26, 1983 Edgar George Shealer Badge #71
June 24, 1983 Herbert Oyler Badge #54
August 25, 1982 Marshall Hardy Nichols Badge #23
August 19, 1982 George Roth Badge #39
August 20, 1981 Luther Shryock Badge #8
May 9, 1981 Ralph Woodward Sr Badge #22
February 15, 1981 Gilbert “Gil” EIker Badge #44
November 12, 1980 Selmar Hess Badge #112
February 6, 1980 Ernest Schwartz Badge #113

 

Last Updated: March 23, 2021

GETTYSBURG VISITOR’S ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RISKS

In consideration of the services of The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides®, their officers,  agents, and members, and/or all other persons or entities associated with those businesses (hereinafter collectively  referred to as “ALBG”) I agree as follows: 

Although ALBG has taken reasonable steps to provide me with appropriate equipment and experienced,  skilled guides so I can enjoy an activity for which I may not be skilled, ALBG has informed me this activity is not  without risk. Certain risks are inherent in each activity and cannot be eliminated without destroying the unique  character of the activity. These inherent risks are some of the same elements that contribute to the unique  character of this activity and can be the cause of loss or damage to my equipment, or accidental injury, illness, or  in extreme cases, permanent injury, trauma and/ or death. ALBG does not want to frighten me or reduce my  enthusiasm for this activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to be aware of and to  expect and to be informed of the inherent risks as reasonably as possible. Most programs will be conducted on  the grounds of the Gettysburg National Military Park (“GNMP”). The following describes some, but not all, of  those risks.

  • Tripping, slipping and/or falling on uneven, slippery and/or brush and/or leaf-covered terrain
  • Exposure to severe weather, including but not limited to: Excessive cold, heat and/or humidity, sun,  heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightening and/or high winds 
  • Exposure to stinging insects, poison ivy and/or poison oak 
  • Traffic on GNMP and public roadways adjacent and through GNMP, which may be heavy at times and  may include, but is not limited to: automobiles, buses, motorcycles, scooters, horses, horse-drawn  vehicles, Segways and bicycles 

I am aware that outdoors programs entail risks of injury, trauma and/or death to any participant. I  understand the description of these inherent risks is as complete as is reasonably possible, and that other unknown  or unanticipated inherent risks may result in injury, trauma and/or death. I agree to assume and accept full  responsibility for the inherent risks identified herein and those inherent risks not specifically identified but may  also occur. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me to participate and I elect to  participate in spite of and with full knowledge of the inherent risks. 

I acknowledge that engaging in this activity may require a degree of skill and knowledge different than  other activities and that I have responsibilities as a participant. I acknowledge that the staff of ALBG [and the  Staff of the Gettysburg National Military Park who are publicly available to all Visitors for information at no  charge] has been available to more fully explain to me the nature and physical demands of this activity and the  inherent risks, hazards, and dangers associated with this activity. 

I certify that I am fully capable of participating in this activity. Therefore, I assume and accept full  responsibility for myself, including all minor children in my care, custody, and control, for bodily injury, death or  loss of personal property [including but not limited to automobiles, other vehicles, pets, etc.] and expenses as a  result of those inherent risks and dangers identified herein and those inherent risks and dangers not specifically  identified, and as a result of my negligence in participating in this activity. 

I have carefully read, clearly understood and accepted the terms and conditions stated herein and  acknowledge that this agreement shall be effective and binding upon myself, my heirs, assigns, personal  representative and estate and for all members of my family, including minor children.

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