MANCHESTER -- William J. Leurant, 82, died Oct. 25, 2008, at Maple Leaf Healthcare. He was born on June 14, 1926, in New Kensington, Pa., and raised in the greater Charleston, W. Va., where he met and married his lifelong "honey," Betty J. Thacker, in 1947. Mr. Leurant worked at Libby Owens Ford as a senior glass cutter. He was a skilled trombone musician with local dance bands. Mr. Leurant led the Charleston Rockets Band after tours of duty...