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William A.

2010-08-23
William A.,
William A. Schirtzinger, Sr. BARBEAU – William A. Schirtzinger, Sr., 75, of Barbeau, entered eternal life Monday morning, August 23, 2010, at the home of his son in Harvey. Born October 24, 1934 in Columbus, Ohio, Bill spent his career as an electrician and was a longtime member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Local #683 of Columbus, Ohio. He spent most of his career at XF Electrical Contractors in Columbus, also working for Swan, Roy, Somes, and Warehouse Supply. He later retired as manager from All Phase Electrical Supply. Bill was good at working with his hands, could fix just about anything, and spent countless hours in his workshop in woodworking projects, especially clock making and creating picture frames. A devoted Catholic, he was known as the “Rosary Man” for his hobby of crafting wooden rosaries. Bill is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mayoma “Babe” (Donohue) Schirtzinger of Barbeau; his children, Maxine (Greg) Rozelle, Bill (Michelle) Schirtzinger, Myrna (Larry) Campbell, and Tim (Carol) Schirtzinger; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Bonita) Schirtzinger; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a sister, Mary “Suzie” Bowman; and a brother, Jack Schirtzinger. The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Thursday, August 26, beginning at 12:30 pm with a recitation of the rosary at 1:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 pm Thursday afternoon in the church with Rev. Ben Paris, pastor, as celebrant, assisted by Deacon Vince Beckley. Bill’s family will serve as his escorts. A reception will follow in Fr Gauthier Hall. Inurnment will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to your local chapter of the American Cancer Society. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family.

CONDOLENCES

Condolences from the Powell Family. William, Dorothy, and Matthew Powell. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Babe. -

From Matthew Powell

A GREAT FRIEND AND A GOOD NEIGBOR .ONE OF A KIND FRANCES AND WALTER OSWALD ORMOND BEACH FL 32176 -

From walter j. oswald

To: Maxine,Greg,Babe and all of the Schirtzinger family. I am so sorry for your loss of father,husband and grandfather. Bill is now walking with Jesus and he will be waiting for each and everyone of you. He is at peace and pain free. I pray for stength and peace for you all at this difficult time. Love to all of you. Delia and family -

From Delia MacDonald

TO THE SCHIRTZINGER FAMILY: OUR SINCERE SYMPHTAY TO THE FAMILY. WE KNEW BILL FROM GRANDMAS GROVE. IN FACT HE DID SOME ELECTRICAL WORK FOR US. HE WAS MISSED WHEN HE LEFT GRANDMAS GROVE, NOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY THE FAMILY. OUR CONDOLENCES TO ALL. RAY & SHIRLEY MARTIN & STEVEN BEAUDOIN -

From RAY & SHIRLEY MARTIN

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God be with your family. Pat and Susie Schirtzinger -

From pat schirtzinger

Aunt Babe and Family, I cherish the stories and laughter I was able to witness with throughout my life. These memories are my truest blessings. Dad so dearly loved his brother. Uncle Bill gave him so much comfort and love (especially at the end)...he looked up to his older brother, this he made certain to let us know. Dad held him in such high regard, always, as do the rest of us. When I think of Uncle Bill, it is how much he loved and adored you and your family...what greater legacy is there? May this bring comfort and peace to all of you. My Love and Prayers Kelly -

From Kelly Schirtzinger

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Schirtzinger family at this time of loss. At the request of the Aquinas High School Alumni Association Holy Mass will be offered for William by a Dominican Priest stationed at Providence College in Providence, R,I, Our School records indicate that William graduated in the class of 1952 from Aquinas Hi School in Columbus, Ohio. -

From Joe Selegue

From the Collins family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mom (Carolyn) is in Ireland for 2 more weeks and will be saddened to hear about Bill's passing. -

From Colleen Collins

From the Collins family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Mom (Carolyn) is in Ireland for 2 more weeks and will be saddened to hear about Bill's passing. -

From Colleen Collins

Mayoma,we are so sorry to hear about Bill. I'm so glad we were able to stop & see you both while we were in Florida. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. We will make a donation to the cancer society. Love, Dick & Gerry -

From Dick&GerrySpangler

Babe and Family,,,, we would like to express our condolence and sympathy to you and your family,, you are in our thoughts and prayers, in behalf of The Snyder Family,,, Aleta Weaver,,, Iona Zerkle,,, Naomi Gillenwater,,,, Gary Snyder,,,, Alice Hunter,,, May God be with you at this time of need, -

From alice snyder hunter

Dear Babe and family. We are so sorry to hear of Bills passing. He was such a great person. I will charish his rosary that he made and gave me. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. -

From George and JoAnn( Gillivan) McNamara

Dear Babe and Family, Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil..Remember where there is a shadow there is light,..and the Light of the world, Jesus, has promised to be with you always. We will never forget Bill's kindness and the special rosary he made for each of us from mom's old beaded purse which we cherish. Bill, will always be remembered with much love. Teal Girls, Donna Jeanie Barbara Bobbi -

From Jeanie

Aunt Babe and family like Kelly said i too will always remember the incredible times we had with uncle bill and you in MI. The stories that Uncle bill, dad, uncle frank and aunt Suzie would sit around and tell. the way we would laugh most times till it hurt and tears where rolling down our faces. How he loved to fish and how much fun it was to be on the boat with him. And just how much i love and cherish my wooden rosary that he made. And how much it meant to me to know how he helped dad in the end with his words and love. i know the pain his loss is with us but i find joy in the fact that he has his brother and sister to welcome him in to heaven and watch over us. love you and wish you all my love and prayers. Jonny -

From Jon Schirtzinger

Aunt Babe and family like Kelly said i too will always remember the incredible times we had with uncle bill and you in MI. The stories that Uncle bill, dad, uncle frank and aunt Suzie would sit around and tell. the way we would laugh most times till it hurt and tears where rolling down our faces. How he loved to fish and how much fun it was to be on the boat with him. And just how much i love and cherish my wooden rosary that he made. And how much it meant to me to know how he helped dad in the end with his words and love. i know the pain his loss is with us but i find joy in the fact that he has his brother and sister to welcome him in to heaven and watch over us. love you and wish you all my love and prayers. Jonny -

From Jon Schirtzinger

Aunt Babe and family like Kelly said i too will always remember the incredible times we had with uncle bill and you in MI. The stories that Uncle bill, dad, uncle frank and aunt Suzie would sit around and tell. the way we would laugh most times till it hurt and tears where rolling down our faces. How he loved to fish and how much fun it was to be on the boat with him. And just how much i love and cherish my wooden rosary that he made. And how much it meant to me to know how he helped dad in the end with his words and love. i know the pain his loss is with us but i find joy in the fact that he has his brother and sister to welcome him in to heaven and watch over us. love you and wish you all my love and prayers. Jonny -

From Jon Schirtzinger