William E.Loeb |
William E.Loeb, 97, died Jan. 23, 2014 at VNS Hospice Center. He was born in Mansfield, Ohio on Dec. 26, 1916 to Sam and Selma E. Loeb.
In 1940 he graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration. He later obtained an Accounting degree from the University of Akron. He was a member of Mu Beta Chi, Ohio State University's professional commerce fraternity. He was a charter member and president of Mansfield's A.Z.A. chapter (Jr. B'Nai B'rith) and was editor of the Mansfield A.Z.A. Enquirer.
In World War II he served in the Medical Detachment 145th Infantry, Ohio's 37th Division from 1941-1945. He quickly rose in rank from Private to First Lieutenant. He was overseas for several years in combat in Guadalcanal, the Solomon Islands and in the Philippines.
He was the City of Akron's first Deputy Tax Commissioner, retiring in 1986 after 24 years of service. Subsequent to retirement he was an auditor for Audit and Adjustment, Inc.-an enumerator for the 1990 and 2000 U.S. Censuses. He was married to the love of his life, Trudy, for over 60 years. He was on the Board of Trustees of Beth El Congregation and a member of its choir, president of the Executive Toastmasters Club #3434, co-leader of the Great Books Discussions Group, a member of B'nai B'rith Lodge. He was an Emeritus Life Associate of the Akron Chapter of the Institute of Management Accounts and a tutor for Project Learn. In 2002 he and his wife were awarded the Volunteers of the Year award by Jewish Family Services.
He was also an ardent golfer and was a member of the Income Tax team of the City of Akron Golf League for 45 years. He also participated for several years in the Ohio Senior Olympics.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Betty Levinson; as well as several nieces, great nieces and great nephews.
A very special thank you to Josie Shobe and her staff at Helpings Hands and to the Visiting Nurse Service Hospice for their loving care and devotion to both Bill and Trudy.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 26th at 11 a.m. in the Gordon-Flury Memorial Home with Cantor Stephen Stein officiating. Memorials may be made to Beth El Congregation, Visiting Nurse Services or
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jan. 26, 2014