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Obituary for William B. Barlage

September 1, 1932 - February 3, 2017
Seneca, South Carolina | Age 84


William B. Barlage, Jr.
Seneca, SC

William B. "Bill" Barlage, Jr., 84, widower of Linda Douglas Barlage, died Friday, February 3, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Easley, SC.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Florence Ellinger and William B. Barlage, Sr.

Bill was a graduate of Leigh University, earned his Masters from University of VA and his PhD from N.C. State University. He began his teaching career in 1958 where he taught Chemical Engineering and retired in 1994 as the Associate Dean of Engineering at Clemson University. In 1965 he was major dissertation advisor for the first student to receive a PhD in the state of SC. His outside interests were flying and held a private pilot certificate with an instrument rating. His other interests included railroads and in the summer of 1962 he qualified as a road fireman on the VA division of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad. He loved classical music and sang in the Greenville Chorale for 28 years and in his church choir for over 50 years. He was a member of Alive Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are his daughter, Sheryl (Robert) Pelligrino of Easley; son, William B. (Judie) Barlage, III of Easley; grandchildren, Robert Paul Pelligrino, Jr., Bethany Pelligrino, Lauren (Chaz) Culberson, Lydia Pelligrino, Rebecca Barlage, and William B. Barlage IV; and great-grandson, Gray Jones.

Funeral services will be 3 PM, Monday, February 6, 2017 in the Chapel of Alive Wesleyan Church in Central with Rev. Fred Andrews officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 2:50, Monday, prior to the service at the church.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorials may be made to the music ministry at Alive Wesleyan Church, 136 Chastain Road, Central, SC 29630 or to The Greenville Chorale, P.O. Box 16851, Greenville, SC 29606.

Condolences may be expressed online at or at Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home, 108 Cross Creek Road, Central, SC 29630.

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