G. William Gensler

January 13, 1948June 18, 2018

G. William Gensler, age 70, of Waynesburg passed away Monday June 18, 2018 in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

He was born January 13, 1948 in Moorefield, WV, a son of the late Ray William Gensler and Frances Inghram Gensler.

He was a 1965 graduate of Waynesburg Central High School. He continued his education at Robert Morris University where he earned a degree in accounting. He later earned a degree in elementary education from Waynesburg University.

Mr. Gensler taught for over 20 years in the Whitely and East Ward elementary Schools of the Central Greene School District. After his retirement from teaching, he was an avid hobby farmer.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Waynesburg where he served as the Sunday School Treasurer for 30 years. He was also a member of the Waynesburg Lions Club and the Greene County Farm Bureau.

Bill loved spending time with his family. He also enjoyed antique vehicles and tractors.

Surviving are his wife Joy A. Bigler Gensler, whom he married on August 19, 1972; one daughter, Ann Inghram McCarty-Chess and her husband Craig S. Chess; two granddaughters, Madeline Elaine McCarty and Emily Claire McCarty, all of Waynesburg.

He also leaves his beloved dog, Polly.


  • Ray William Gensler, Father
  • Frances Inghram Gensler, Mother
  • Joy A. Bigler Gensler, Wife
  • Ann Inghram McCarty-Chess, Daughter
  • Craig S. Chess, Son-in-law
  • Madeline Elaine McCarty, Granddaughter
  • Emily Claire McCarty, Granddaughter


  • Private Services

G. William Gensler

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Janice Brunell

June 22, 2018

Dearest Joy and Anne,
Bill and I go way back (almost 60 years) as we met prior to high school in summer band! We were always in the same home room (Gensler/Graham) and in many of the same college prep classes! After graduating college, we became teaching colleagues, plus working with the youth in church! I do remember Joy when he was dating you and he would speak of you affectionately, then engaged and married and then Anne , you were the “apple of his eye”! One of the last times that I had much of a conversation with Bill was st the Rite Aid. He shared with me how the family was doing and that Francis was going to be 99 if my memory serves me well! It was great to see him! He was always a kind, gentle man with a huge heart! God’s blessings to the family and I know he will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him! He is with our Jesus now and sharing his favorite stories with Him.
Our deepest condolences,
Jan and Butch Brunell

Autumn (Krankovich) Leech

June 22, 2018

Please know that Bill will be fondly remembered. I recall being placed in Mr. Gensler’s room as I entered second grade, and being so terrified to have a male teacher for the first time ever! Spoiler alert: this was East Ward we’re talking about; the other second grade teacher was also male. Nonetheless, I still speak of Mr. G. today, as he became one of my very favorite teachers. He taught me cursive, he was the first to really teach me about Indians (I still have a photo from a class project, with a good deal of us dressed up,) and he taught me that if you REALLY have to use the restroom and both “keys” are gone; to get to moving anyway! After I had my own son, I was very excited to have run into Bill for introductions. Sending my condolences during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike Romesburg

June 21, 2018

So sorry to Joy and the family for your loss... and a significant loss for all of Waynesburg. Bill was such a kind and caring man. I loved hearing the stories about Waynesburg and the old family friendships from his childhood.

Farewell Bill,
With love from all the Greenlees

Katie & Matt Krocsko

June 21, 2018

Dearest Joy & Family
My heart is with you... Sending love thru this difficult time!

Bill and Beatrice Hook

June 21, 2018

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. I always enjoyed my work with him.

Joe & Lila Ayersmsn

June 21, 2018

Dear Joy and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, Prayer to the Family .🙏🙏

Lena Davis

June 20, 2018

Mrs. Gensler and daughter, My husband and I met Bill at the car shows, very sorry for your loss. I lost my husband Oct.22, 2017. You have my prayers and sympathy.

Madalyn Clutter

June 20, 2018

My and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, Bill . Madalyn Clutter, West Finley, Pa.

Mary Thompson

June 20, 2018

I am very sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful teacher for my oldest daughter Michelle. Thru that encounter at our little East Ward School I was able to be a parent helper and get to know Bill.
His passion for his students, not only in teaching, but showing each other respect and manners in his classroom was outstanding. One fun memory was the end of the year celebration with a teachable moment at the parks and ending with pizza making!

Years later we reconnected as Lions club members and our motto "We Serve" is the kind of person Bill represented. He was always willing to take on a project and see it through to the end. His love for his home he showed by giving his time, talent and financially to so many things in Greene County.

I will miss our conversations,
Mary Thompson

Karla Berkley

June 19, 2018

Dear Joy and family, Scott and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. Bill always seemed like such a kind and gentle soul and I know you will miss him very much. God Bless and Peace, Your Cousin Karla