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Aug. 21, 1930 — May 7, 2021 (age 90)

YOUNGSTOWN — William T. Shagla, 90, passed away May 7 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Bill was born Aug. 21, 1930 in Youngstown, the son of Thomas and Alexandria (Xhian) Shagla.

On July 26, 1962, he was united in marriage to the former Theresa M. DeAugustine who preceded him in death.

A lifelong resident of the area, Bill was employed in the steel industry for many years, retiring from Bliss Manufacturing in 1995 after 20 years of service.

A diehard Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns fan, he was a semi-pro and Triple A baseball pitcher whose enjoyed every aspect of baseball.

He also liked cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Bill spent time at the local casino and loved playing 500 Rummy with his daughter.

His greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Bill will be deeply missed by his daughters Pam (Neil) Frengler and Denise (Matthew) Bilas; and grandchildren Julianna, Vanessa and Nicholas.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a sister, Virginia Camperman; and a brother, Paul Shagla.

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