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Aug. 10, 1947 — July 20, 2021 (age 73)

FARRELL — William R. “Bones” Ehrhart, 73, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon (July 20) surrounded by his wife and family in Sharon Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Ehrhart was born Aug. 10, 1947 in Sharon, a son of Oliver and Alberta (McGilvary) Ehrhart.

A lifelong area resident, he graduated from Sharon High School in 1965.

For many years, Bones was employed by Sharon Steel’s former Farrell plant. He ater worked in a similar capacity for Astro Shapes in Struthers.

Bones was of the Christian faith.

He enjoyed bowling and participated in a league at Thornton Hall, Sharon.

Bones adored his grandchildren and always looked forward to spending time with his family, especially during the holiday seasons.

He also enjoyed taking trips to the casino with his wife, Sherry.

Bones had a gift for making others smile.

His first wife, Sherry E. Ehrhart, preceded him in death in 1983.

Bones is survived by his wife, the former Sherry L. (Skibo) Popa whom he married June 3, 1995; daughters Melissa “Missy” (William) Glenn of Sharon and Nicole Popa Lawrence of Farrell; a son, Daniel R. (Julie) Popa, Neshannock Township; sisters Suzie (Jim) Emery of Sharpsville, Mary Jane Stull of Brookfield and Melanie Powers of Meadville, Pa.; brothers Dennis (Patricia) Ehrhart of Sharon and Richard (Jackie) Ehrhart of Sharpsville; and granddaughters Keirsten (Josh Sorg) Lawrence, Alexis Glenn, Maya Glenn, Ava Popa and Sophia Popa.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Bones was preceded in death by sisters Barbara Anderson and Jan Vadala, and brothers Larry Erhart and Alan Ehrhart.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Calling hours will be Saturday (July 24) from 2 to 4 p.m. in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. A funeral service will follow at 4 p.m., in the funeral home with Pastor Bruce Rosa officiating. Interment will be at West Side Cemetery, Sharpsville.

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