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William M. Binotto

September 20, 1923 — June 4, 2019


William M. Binotto, 95 of Canonsburg passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Canonsburg Hospital with family by his side.

Born September 20, 1923 in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, Mr. Binotto was the son of the late Giovanni and Fortunata Dalla Piazza Binotto and the youngest of ten siblings (Mary, Leo, Zelinda, Adolph, Helen, Philip, John, Isabelle and Peter).

Mr. Binotto was a 1943 graduate of Cecil High School.

Following graduation, he joined the United States Army as an artillery private first class in the 440th AAAW battalion and served in five major campaigns in the European theatre during World War II including the Battle of the Bulge.

Upon returning home from the war, he married the love of his life, Margaret Petardi and spent his life working hard as a bricklayer and for Cooper Industries in Canonsburg.

Throughout his life, Mr. Binotto was a devoted husband, father, brother, brother-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather. He spent his days putting family first, hunting, fishing and tending to Grandma’s roses and his garden full of his prized tomatoes and garlic, which even today is planted and flourishing.

He is survived by his three children Linda (Stephen) Kolakowsky of Clifton, NJ, Michael (Ava) Binotto of Upper St. Clair, PA, and Paul (Julie) Binotto of Greenwood Lake, NY. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Lisa Kolakowsky Smith (Jason Smith) of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Stephanie Kolakowsky-Hayner (Gary Hayner) of San Jose, California, Laura (Eric) Leonetti of East Norriton, PA, Stephen (Cara) Kolakowsky, Woodland Park, NJ, Velva Binotto Bowman (Timothy Bowman) of State College, PA, Rachael Binotto of Orlando, FL and Mollie Binotto of Washington, DC as well as eleven great grandchildren, Gary, Alexandra, Augustus, Kathryn, Gracie, Isabella, Victoria, James, Stephen, Chiara and Adalina.

Friend are welcome from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, LFD owner/supervisor and Darla A. Tripoli, LFD, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120 where departing prayers will begin on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg. Entombment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Washington Road, McMurray. Full military rites will be accorded by VFW Post 191 and the United States Army Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been set up in honor of William Binotto at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Donations can be made by phone at 1-800-822-6344 or by mail at 501 St. Jude’s Place Memphis, TN 38105 using memorial ID number 11656661.

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