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Dr. William F. Pruchnic

Pruchnic, Dr. William F., 76, Upper Yoder, Died Dec. 16, 2019, at home. Born Nov. 14, 1943, in Windber, son of the late Stanley and Grace (Ramsey) Pruchnic. Also preceded in death by son, Christian. Survived by wife of 52 years, Carol A. (Urbas), son, Dr. Timothy F. Pruchnic, Bangor, Maine. Brother of Stanley Jr. (Mary Lou), Donald; Allen “Butch” (Nancy) and Dr. Albert (Sharon).  1961 graduate of Windber High School. He trained as an X-ray technician at Windber Hospital. Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Milton S. Hershey Medical School. He completed the four-year residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Bill worked as a compassionate endocrinologist for over 40 years in the area. A highlight of his career was teaching residents at Conemaugh Hospital. Bill greatly enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking with his sons, hunting, fly fishing and gardening. The family will receive friends from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Funeral Mass will be held at 2 p.m.  Friday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Fr. Angelo Patti officiating. Private committal, Grandview Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude’s Research Center or American Diabetes Association in memory of Bill Pruchnic. Online condolences may be posted at www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.               

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Woke up dreaming about you today, Dr. Pruchnic. Have not been in touch for all these years. First thing I did was to search up on you and was shocked and very disheartened to see that you have left us. I am very regretful for not being in touch with you. I was your resident in 2003. Did not realize life slips away from your hand so fast. Loved the video posted by your family, it is very special !! Shows you were always full of life,always had a wonderful smile on your face . Also found a very special picture, I was with you and your special wife and your staff. I would always remember and miss you. Hope God gives lot of strength to your wife to lead this life alone, she has always loved you!!

Anju Mendiratta Jul 3 2020 12:00 AM

You sir was one of the best diabetic dr I ever had. At first thought that might nor like you as dr but after showing that I was willing to do the work I think we gained each other's respect rip sir

Dave mickinac Jun 24 2020 12:00 AM

When I was going to bill's office for an appointment I wasn't going to see my doctor I was going to see my friend

William Mulvehill Jan 17 2020 12:00 AM

Sending our condolences at your loss.When Dr. Pruchnic came to Johnstown from the Cleveland Clinic, I was one of his first patients. Later, he became my husbands physician. He took excellent care of both of us and is greatly missed.

Judy and Jerry Yock Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM

To my uncle and godfather, I will miss you dearly. I have very fond memories of my youth spent with you, I wish I would have had more in my adult years, a regret I shall live with. My love for you and Aunt Carol has never wavered, Rest In Peace my dear uncle.

Bruce Pruchnic Dec 21 2019 12:00 AM

Rule #1. The Dr is always right !!!

Carrie Phillips Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

A truly great man. He taught me discipline and saved my life a few times. Apparently he never fished with the Stoneflys I tied for him which means more than if he did.

Brian Hollern Dec 19 2019 12:00 AM

One of the best doctor and mentor conemaugh will ever see in long run. A humble human being who always has a smile on face. As a resident I learned a lot from you sir. May god give enough strength to the family. We will miss you.

Suman kotla Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

Thank you for taking such great care of my mother and cousin all these years

Shanna Kaltenbaugh Dec 18 2019 12:00 AM

I work at Conemaugh hospital. Dr Pruchnic and I always talked about weather folklore and how to predict the weather. He always wore very nice ties and when I complimented him on them, he would say " I will tell my wife, she dresses me". I miss seeing him in the hospital. My prayers are with the family.

Penny Bearer Dec 17 2019 12:00 AM

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