William James “Weasel” Early

William James “Weasel” Early

October 23, 1966 - July 03, 2024

William James “Weasel” Early

October 23, 1966 - July 03, 2024


William James “Weasel” Early, 57, of New Brighton, PA passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, in his residence.

Weasel was born October 23, 1966, in New Brighton, PA to William E. Early and the late Ann (Lamey) Early. He was a loving father, brother and friend. He retired from the Chippewa Police Department after 30 years of service where he held positions as Patrolman, Sergeant and Lieutenant Detective. Weasel loved being a police officer and had a true passion for it. He was viewed by many officers as a top-notch detective and was the “go to guy” in the county.

He was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, both watching them and as a participant. He had very fond memories of playing baseball as a young man with his lifelong friends from grade school. He also enjoyed time at camp with these same guys hunting and fishing and telling very tall tales. He also enjoyed hanging out at the Eagles Club in the afternoons watching game shows and Pittsburgh sports with a whole different set of buddies.

Weasel was so very proud of his son “lil weaz” particularly when he was a member of the US Army. He also got great enjoyment out of coaching and watching him play baseball as a youngster. He often said I wish I could hunt fish and golf like I used to so I could do it with “lil weaz” who he loved very much.

In addition to his father Bill, he is survived by his son, Christopher “lil weaz” Early; mother of his son, Shellie Early; a sister, Cynthia (Dan DeBolt) Early; and numerous nieces, nephews, and good friends.

He is preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Early DeBolt.

Friends will be received on Thursday, July 11, 2024 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM in the GABAUER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 1133 Penn Ave., New Brighton, 15066.

A private interment will take place at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.


  • Date & Time: July 11, 2024 (4:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
  • Venue: Gabauer Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
  • Location: 1133 Penn Ave New Brighton, PA 15066 - (Get Directions)

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9 responses to William James “Weasel” Early

  1. Weas, I will forever be grateful for your friendship and guidance over the years. I was barely out of the academy when you took me under your wing. I loved hearing your stories about the guys, and the crazy hunting adventures you went on. My deepest sympathy to your family I know how dearly you will be missed. May you rest in peace my friend. Save me a seat my brother ❤️

  2. It is with much sadness. My sincere Sympathy to Bill “Weasel” family. You will be greatly missed. I’ll hold on to the honor of having been your 9-1-1 Dispatcher and remembering your smiling face when I’d see you where Patterson and Chippewa met. Peace. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen 🙏 See you later, Weasel.

  3. Bobby Beer says:

    Weasel I will always remember the night at Pap’s after coaching all stars with you and we drank beer until sunrise with Pappy Moldovan and Chris Thull. God Bless you my friend.

  4. I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Such a nice man. God has another amazing angel. He will be greatly missed.

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