William C. “Doc” Livingston, 85, of Blairsville, PA passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Loyalhanna Care Center. Doc was born in Johnstown, PA on December 8, 1934. He was the son of the late Milton and Mary Alice (McHugh) Livingston. Doc was a graduate of Johnstown High School and a graduate of Slippery Rock University with a Bachelor’s degree in education. Prior to retirement Doc was a teacher at Derry Area High School. He taught math, physical education, and driver education. Doc also founded the Derry wrestling program and worked statistics for Derry Wrestling after retirement. He was a member of St. Martin Roman Catholic Church. Doc enjoyed hunting, jig saw puzzles, watching TV westerns, solitaire, making up wrestling stat books, sitting on the front porch practicing knots, helping the Boy Scouts, and watching the Dodgers, Penguins, and Steelers. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Elsie A. Livingston in 2019 and one sister Margaret “Maggie” Livingston. Doc is survived by his two daughters Carol A. Livingston of Warren, PA and Cathy L. Dobrzynski and husband Pete of Erie, PA; one son, Bill Livingston and wife Wendy of Greensburg, PA; two grandchildren Jacob and Molly Dobrzynski and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. Family will receive friends for Doc’s Life Celebration 2-7PM Monday October 12, 2020 at the Matthew X. Merlin Funeral Home 529 N. Chestnut St. Derry, PA 724-694-8331. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Martin Roman Catholic Church 10AM Tuesday October 13, 2020 with Reverend Salvatore R. Lamendola as celebrant. Interment will be private in the St. Martin Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.merlinfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contribution be may in Doc’s name to the Derry Wrestling Boosters 306 Mt. Carmel Road , New Alexandria, PA 15670 or the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215.
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