William J. “Bill” Thrasher

March 20, 1965 - August 6, 2023


William J. “Bill” Thrasher, 58 of Toronto, formerly of Wellsville, passed away on August 6, 2023  at Trinity West in Steubenville, OH  

Bill was born in East Liverpool on March 20, 1965, the son of the late Dohrman and Rena (Long) Thrasher.  He was a 1983 graduate of Wellsville High School and lived in the area the majority of his life.  He enlisted in the United States Army in 1985, stationed in Ft. Stewart, GA. After his honorable discharge, Bill spent 33 years as a technician for American Standard, in Salem, OH where he was still employed at his time of death.   Bill also served 24 years as a High School football official with the WVO board as well as OVAC board.

Bill is survived by: two brothers: Sherd Pardee, of Follansbee, WV and Ty Thrasher, of South Carolina; and his sister, Melissa Dowling, of Wellsville.  He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.  

Along with his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Susan Pardee and his two beloved dogs, Oscar and Hannah.

The family is requesting memorial donations be made in Bill’s name to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital  501 St. Jude Place  Memphis, TN  38105

The MacLean Chapel of Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists in Wellsville have been entrusted with arrangements.  To view this obituary, send condolences to the family and sign the guestbook, please visit www.carechapel.com 


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  • September 05, 2023
    George G Brandenburg says:
    Bulldog I am glad we talked before you left and you were a great friend and an excellent football official RIP my friend

  • August 11, 2023
    Kelli Wright says:
    Rest peacefully Bill! Prayers to your family and many friends...

  • August 11, 2023
    Bud &Lisa Regal says:
    So sorry to hear of your passing. Worked with Bill for many years at American Standard and really enjoyed him. Bud worked with Bulldog up until he got sick. Condolences to his family 💔😢

  • August 10, 2023
    Jeff Stephens says:
    R.I.P. Bulldog!

  • August 10, 2023
    Louie says:
    Rip bulldog thx for 25 years of being a great friend an coworker you will be missed ill always remember the last big red game we went to