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Olinger, William
William D. Olinger, 79, of Mesa, AZ, passed away September 12, 2015 in Gilbert, AZ. Bill was born April 3, 1936 in Mansfield, OH to Harold and Beatrice (Porter) Olinger. He attended Mansfield City Schools, graduating in 1954. He also attended Washington University in St. Louis, MO, graduating in 1959 with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture. He worked at the Rathert and Roth Architectural Firm from July, 1959 to November, 1959, the Thomas Zaugg Architectural Firm from 1959 to 1976 and then owned and operated the Bill Olinger Architectural Firm from 1976 to 1998. After that he worked at MKC Architectural Firm until his retirement in May of 2003. He belonged to many organizations and clubs throughout his career including Junior Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club of Mansfield, Richland County Planning Commission, Richland County Historical Committee, Architect's Society's of Columbus, OH and the Columbus Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He also volunteered at the Med Central Hospital of Mansfield, OH and the Banner Gateway Hospital of Mesa, AZ. His hobbies included wood working, stained glass, gardening and reading. Survivors include his wife Joyce Rabel Olinger of Mesa, AZ; daughters Jill Olinger of Indiana, Lynne (Dan) Santoscoy of Michigan and Anne Olinger (Pat Billone) of New York; step-children Kathy (Brian) Wolf of Ohio, Wendy (Lonnie) Smith of Iowa and Robert Rabel of Arizona; grandchildren Aaron and Josh Birnbaum of Indiana, Nathan and Noah Santoscoy of Michigan and Ethan and Logan Billone of New York; step-grandchildren Brittany and Dane Wolf of Ohio and Landon and Nathan Smith of Iowa. He is also survived by a sister Shirley Nelson of Ohio. Bill was preceded in death by his first wife of 45 years Margaret Ritzel Olinger and his parents. Funeral services will be held at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park, 6747 E. Broadway Rd. in Mesa at 4:00pm Saturday, September 19, 2015. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Mansfield, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the St. John's UCC Church, 68 Park Avenue East Mansfield, OH 44902 or the Banner Neuro Wellness Center, 207 N. Gilbert Rd. Suite 205 Gilbert, AZ 85234.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 17, 2015
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