Carl D. Bigler

December 2, 1926November 15, 2018

Carl D. Bigler age 91 of Washington passed away Thursday, November 15, 2018 at the home of his daughter in Waynesburg.

He was born December 2, 1926 in West Bethlehem Township, Washington County, a son of the late Orris Perry Bigler and Helen Mae Schrontz Bigler.

He graduated from Trinity High School in 1943.

Mr. Bigler was a veteran of World War II serving with the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater.

On March 19, 1948, he married Helen I. Mankey Bigler who passed away April 14, 2002. He worked for 34 years in the specialties department at Jessup Steel.

Mr. Bigler was a lifelong member of the Lone Pine Christian Church. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed gardening.

Surviving are a daughter, Joy A. Gensler of Waynesburg; a granddaughter, Ann Inghram McCarty-Chess and her husband Craig; two great-granddaughters, Madeline Elaine McCarty and Emily Claire McCarty; one brother, Gary Bigler and his wife Roseann of Washington; one sister, Mary Franks, of Cortland, Ohio; and many loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Albert Bigler and William Bigler; and six sisters, Lydia Wonsettler, Esther Jean Theakston, Marjorie Faye Riggle, Rita Murphy, Edith Bigler and Ida Mae McGuane.


  • Orris Perry Bigler, Father
  • Helen Mae Shrontz Bigler, Mother
  • Helen I. Mankey Bigler, Wife
  • Joy A. Gensler, Daughter
  • Ann Inghram McCarty-Chess, Granddaughter
  • Madeline Elaine McCarty, Great Granddaughter
  • Emily Claire McCarty, Great Granddaughter
  • Gary Bigler, Brother
  • Mary Franks, Sister
  • Albert Bigler, Brother
  • William Bigler, Brother
  • Lydia Wonsettler, Sister
  • Esther Jean Theakston, Sister
  • Marjorie Faye Riggle, Sister
  • Rita Murphy, Sister
  • Edith Bigler, Sister
  • Ida Mae McGuane, Sister
  • Also surviving are many loved nieces and nephews.


  • Private Services

Carl D. Bigler

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Wendy Cahill

November 18, 2018

Dear Joy and family: Uncle Carl was such a kind and gentle soul. I have such fond memories when he, Mary, and Ida would come to visit my Mom. Mary would tell a story and they would all laugh and your Dad had a silent laugh! He will be missed. Your Cousin Wendy (Theakston) Cahill