William "Bill" Cyphert

William Arthur Cyphert, Jr., 76 years of age, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at his home.  Bill was born November 21, 1942, in Morgantown, WV to the late William and Carmanetta Cyphert.


Bill graduated from St. Francis High School.  Bill was married to Penny Margaret (Auvil) Cyphert on January 6, 1962, and they had three children.  He belonged to St. Mary Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic Minister.


Bill, along with Dr. David Fogarty, started the midget football league.  He coached and became president of the league and was involved for over 50 years.  Bill, along with Jim Feathers, started the Grasshopper Basketball League and was involved with the league for over 30 years.  He also coached girls basketball and little league baseball for many years.  He was an avid supporter of Morgantown High School football and attended not only home games, but also traveled to away games.  He worked for Odorite Service and Supply until he bought the business.  He retired in 1990.


He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Penny.  He is also survived by his son, Bill and his daughter, Linda and her husband Andrew Plymale.  He had three grandchildren, Adam Kovac, Sydney, and Connor Plymale.  He is also survived by a sister, Rose Stimmell; sisters-in-law, Ollie Cyphert and Patty Smerdell and son-in-law, Steve Kovac.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews, whom he enjoyed.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Cyndi Lynn Kovac; brother, John Cyphert; sister, June Nuce; and sister in law, Marilyn Swisher.


Friends and family will be received at St. Mary Catholic Church, 3334B University Ave., Star City, on Tuesday, September 3rd from 5-8 PM with a Vigil Service at 7:30 PM to conclude the evening visitation.  Visitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, September 4th from 10 AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Father John V. DiBacco as celebrant. 


Flowers may be omitted and donations made in his memory at www.givingcompassion.care.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Hastings Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com