In Loving Memory of William H. "Billy" Schreiber

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William H. "Billy" Schreiber

Scranton, PA November 9, 1940 ~ September 25, 2017 Date of Service: September 29, 2017

William H. "Billy" Schreiber, 76, of Scranton, passed away Monday afternoon in Moses Taylor Hospital.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Hummel and Eleanor Techmanski Schreiber, owners of the former Schreiber's Men's Store in downtown Scranton. He was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and went on to serve in the Army Reserve. Billy was a true entrepreneur as owner of several well-known Scranton establishments, including the Villa Capri, the Sixpence, the Board Room, the Black Garter and the Doghouse. In his retirement, he became known as the Dog Father, serving many with a smile out of his food trucks all over Scranton. Each business he established engaged thousands of people and many friends. You may remember seeing his dog, Sheeba, a German Shepherd who was his loyal traveling companion through all of his daily routines. This will all be remembered by the people who knew him who were his close friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca Lea Goode and husband, Johnny R. Goode III, of Denver, Colo.; a son, Billy Schreiber, of Scranton; grandchildren, Johnny R. Goode IV and Lilly A. Goode; his brother, Peter Schreiber and wife, Gina, of Scranton. Also surviving are the mother of his children, former wife and longtime friend, Diane Widzbell Kahanowitz and husband, Louis Kahanowitz, of Scranton; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his sister, Marie Galligan.

Family and friends may pay their respects Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore.

A funeral service will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Taylor Avenue and East Gibson Street, Scranton. Cremation to follow. All those attending the service are asked to go directly to the church Friday morning.

In lieu of flowers, preferred memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.

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Arthur and Barbara Singleman
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Reply #4 on : Thu September 28, 2017, 20:49:21
Diane and Family
So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and
ending our prayers to you and your family.
Caroll McKeon
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Re: In Loving Memory of William H. "Billy" Schreiber
Reply #3 on : Wed September 27, 2017, 21:46:29
Do sorry to hear this sad news. When I first moved to Scranton from NYC, I used to take my daughter to the Dog House, that's how we came to know Bill. We'd call him hot dog Bill. He was always friendly, and always working so hard. Years later we'd see him in his food truck outside, I believe it was Home Depot. One year he gave me a CD of IL Divo's Christmas music. I still have it. He will be remembered fondly. May he rest in peace. Prayers for all his family, and friends.
Kathleen and Michael Ruddy
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Reply #2 on : Wed September 27, 2017, 18:14:37
We want to send our condolences to Billy's family. My husband and I met one another at his place on Moosic Street 48 years ago. He was such a nice man and always had a smile. When we visit Scranton we drive by the o.d place and have many great memories.
Tom Golden
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Re: In Loving Memory of William H. "Billy" Schreiber
Reply #1 on : Wed September 27, 2017, 12:02:32
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