William (Bill) Black, age 74, passed away unexpectedly on May 19th 2022, surrounded by his enormous family and loved ones. Bill grew up in Louisville, a town he loved and never left. Bill worked at the Timken Company for over 30 years and enjoyed spending time with his wife and family. Bill will be dearly missed and always remembered for his humor, leadership, sarcastic nature, loving personality, and devotion to his wife, kids and grandkids.
Bill was predeceased by parents Robert Black and Norma (Feller) Black, grandfather John Black, grandmother Gay Edna (Burnett) Black, grandmother Mae Feller, parents-in-law George Leslie and Joan (Monter) Leslie, grandmother-in-law Blanche (Violand) Monter, brother-in-law John Barnhouse, sister-in-law Jane (Leslie) Snyder. Bill was often referred to as the “Favorite son-in-law”.
He is survived by his wife Marianne (Leslie) Black, siblings Linda Combs, Jim Black, Sue Lautenheiser (Bruce), Mary Wheatley (Mike), Rick Black, Nancy Rapp (Jerry), Chuck Black; favorite son Bob Black (Shana Rosenberg), favorite oldest daughter Lisa Lewis (Bryan), favorite youngest daughter Kathy Filipowicz (Jamie); grandchildren, Rachel, Bekah, Katie, Abigail, Alyssa, Marissa, and Michael; brothers and sisters in law, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Bill requested a celebration of life be held in his honor. We request all of Bill’s loved ones to join us in celebrating his life at Paquelet Falk Funeral Home 303 South Chapel St, Louisville, Ohio 44641 on Thursday May 26th 2022 from 1:00 to 3:00pm calling hours; followed by a time of remembrance service at 3:00pm; with fellowship to follow at Louisville Eagles, 306 West Main St, Louisville, Ohio 44641.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a cause that Bill held close to his heart–Any local school organization such as marching band, baseball, theater, speech and debate, and choir.
MaryAnn and family: Dean, Heather and myself are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. We are sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
My condolences to Mary Ann and her immediate and extended family. So sorry for your loss. I remember walking to school with Mary Ann mornings on our way to high school. Mary Ann shared that she had met someone sweet and wonderful, Bill Black. In her quiet way, it was obvious that Mary Ann was smitten. To think that love blossomed into a lifetime! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mary Ann and family.
My brother-in-law, Bill, was a wonderful guy…still is, but now resides in that “better place”, joining our other much loved ones we miss who are there, too! Bill was my husband, Jim’s good friend who also became my good friend and so I was OK with him dating my little sister! Bill and Marianne’s love blossomed and they were married. Then we were two couples, family and friends both, raising our children, sharing so much through the years, both laughter and tears. There were the pool parties at Mom and Dad’s house, fun times at Lake Mohawk, a family visit to see us after we moved to Idaho, a trip we took together to Mexico and another to Myrtle Beach, to name a few highlights! We treasure those times and so many more we had with Bill, who so many have described as a person who was always so much fun! I am so sorry that he is now gone from this world and wish there was something I could say or do to help bring comfort and peace to Marianne, Bob, Lisa, Kathy, the grandkids and other family and friends! It can be difficult sometimes, but I try to have faith and stay hopeful. The place we call “heaven” is where we are free from all our earthly suffering and limitations! I hope Bill is adding his own brand of fun to that place and finding the joy of being with others we lost who love him, too, including our Lord! I am here for you whenever or if ever you want to talk, vent, share memories or just cry. Ongoing Love and Prayers to Bill’s family and to all my Ohio family, Peggy
I think back to the good times we all had and Bills candle, and it brings a smile to me. He went way too early, but the good memories will be around forever.