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William Waltermire, Sr.

WILLIAM T. WALTERMIRE, SR. age 79, beloved husband for 42 years of Sharon (nee Malone); loving father of Joleen Bradley (husband Joseph), Lisa Poloha, Wendy Monastero (husband Mario), William T. Waltermire, Jr. (wife Kelly), Joseph Lavy (wife Zhenya), and Robert Lavy (wife Christina); devoted grandfather of Jacob Poloha (Megan Reed), Joshua Poloha, Kelly Buechner (husband Andy), Erin Natale (husband Brandon), Mario, Gabriella and Rocco Monastero, Bill Waltermire, Catherine Lavy, Nicholas, Olivia and Nathan Lavy and great-grandfather of Vivian; cherished son of the late Dick and Ruth (nee Speck); dearest brother of the late Jack; dear brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle and friend of many. Survived by his beloved canine companion Bailey.

Bill was born on December 25, 1942 in Cleveland and passed away suddenly on March 29, 2022. He was a resident of Munson Township for 42 years, formerly residing in North Olmsted. Bill graduated from John Marshall High School in 1961 and attended Fenn College. He worked in sales and management for a large transportation company. Bill was an active parishioner of St. Noel Catholic Church where he was a Eucharistic Minister, Sacristan, a member of Shared Hope (Lutheran and Catholic Dialogue), and Co-Founder of the St. Noel Neighbor to Neighbor Meal. Bill was also a 30-year member of Vintage Chevrolet Club of America and former member of the Classic Chevy Club. He was an active Member of the R.O.M.E.O.S. (Retired Old Men Eating Out) and the partner group, ROMEOS and Juliets. Their bond was so strong that during Covid Bill organized and ran a weekly zoom meeting.  He loved restoring vintage cars and going on car tours with his Chevy friends. He had a special place in his heart for his beloved dogs. Bill’s family will fondly remember him suiting up to play Santa to hand out presents during Christmas celebrations, and laughing and joking while each family had their Christmas portrait with Santa taken.  Bill will be remembered most of all as a People Person; he was sociable, friendly, giving, and generous and seemed to find a familiar face wherever he would go. He was dubbed by his neighbors as the Mayor of Carroll Drive. Bill was a funny guy who had a wonderful sense of humor and infectious laugh. He was a good friend and could be counted on to help in any way he could; spreading love, joy, and good values along the way. He will be greatly missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Bill to St. Noel Social Justice Fund or Rescue Village.

Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at St. Noel Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Cremation following by DeJohn Crematory. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Bill at THE DeJOHN FUNERAL HOME & CELEBRATIONS CENTER OF CHESTERLAND 12811 CHILLICOTHE ROAD (Rt. 306, just south of Mayfield Rd.) MONDAY, April 11 from 3-8 PM. 

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