SHADYSIDE, Pa. — William L. Roenigk Jr., president and owner of W.L. Roenigk Inc., passed away here on Saturday of leukemia at the age of 57, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
W.L. Roenigk Inc. has provided pupil transportation services in Pennsylvania for many years. According to SBF’s 2012 Top 50 Contractors ranking, the company has the 10th largest fleet in the nation, with 963 school buses serving students under 27 district contracts.
The company was founded by Roenigk’s father, William L. Roenigk Sr. The younger Roenigk began working for the company after graduating from high school in 1973.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette obituary, Selina Pittenger, executive director of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association, said that Roenigk believed that he was making "a significant contribution to the education of schoolchildren, getting them to and from school safely."
Roenigk served as president of the Pennsylvania School Bus Association from 2008 to 2010.
To read the obituary in full, click here.
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