- Date of birth: Apr 27, 1924
- Place of birth:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
- Place of passing:
Hamilton, Ohio, United States
|Let the memory of our beloved father and husband be with us forever|
Dad was a loving husband and father. He was raised inWest Dayton and was known as one of the Edgemont boys”. He had a hard life during the depression years, loosing his father at a very young age, and having to assist in providing for the family while he was just a child. He relied upon his mother, Bertha Lee to care for him and his four other siblings. It was through these hard times that William developed independence, strength of constitution, and maintained a hardworking lifestyle while maintaining compassion for his fellow man, always giving his time and energy to help children. William enjoyed a good story and often asked if there were any “horse-thieves” in the family genealogy. Fortunately there are none to report. He was always handy around the house, taking on many home improvement projects.
Dad attended Roosevelt High School and was a US Army veteran of WWII. He became a journeyman lithographer at Reynolds and Reynolds in Dayton,Ohio, serving that company for over 40 years. William and wife Joan enjoyed wintering in Sarasota,Floridain their retirement years. He was an avid and accomplished golfer having scored 2 holes-in-one in his lifetime. His passion throughout life was baseball. He loved playing it and coaching it. He is well remembered for his contributions to the North Riverdale Little League where a baseball diamond is named after him.
""Today is the 92st birthday of my father, mentor and friend. It's hard to believe that it has been over 4 years since his passing. I miss him every day.""
"Today is the 91st birthday of my father, mentor and friend. It's hard to believe that it has been over 3 years since his passing. I miss him every day."
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