William H. Kieser
Born in Williamsport and raised near Trout Run, Bill spent the summers of his youth in Newberry at the Diamond Street home of his grandmother, Rena B. Kieser. He spent countless hours in Newberry Park and played Original Little League and West End Babe Ruth Baseball. At the age of 16, when Bill‘s parents instructed him to "go find a summer job”, he approached his grandmother’s neighbor, and his father’s friend Larry Sanders who owned the funeral home next door.He started working at Sanders Mortuary during the summer of 1992, cutting grass and filing papers. He has been an employee ever since.
Bill graduated from Liberty High School in 1994 and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Lycoming College in 1998. In 1996, he made the decision to attend mortuary school at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (PIMS). In 1999, he graduated from PIMS with honors. Bill returned to Williamsport to complete his apprenticeship with Larry and Nancy Sanders. After passing the state and national boards in 2000, he became a licensed funeral director. Bill continued working at Sanders Mortuary and in December 2009, he became the owner of Sanders Mortuary, with Larry and Nancy Sanders staying on staff as licensed funeral directors.
Bill is actively committed to serving the community in which he lives and works. Most notably, he is past president of the Newberry Lions Club and past president of the Newberry Community Partnership. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army and Susquehanna Health Heartworks Program. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his kids, coaching baseball at Original Little League , and once in awhile can be seen out playing golf, hunting and snowmobiling.
Bill resides in Williamsport with his wife Sarah, his son Pence, his daughter Pippy and their dog Saki.
Bill continues to uphold the standards of integrity and excellence that have been the trademarks of Sanders Mortuary throughout the past seven decades as he continues to serve families in the greater Williamsport area and beyond during their most solemn times of need.