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Bigelow William Charles Bigelow, eclectic, charming, Dixieland Band clarinet player, lover of the arts, who had a great sense of humor, Bill (or Mr. B to lots who knew him), passed away peacefully at Grant Hospital, May 7, 2017. Born in Springfield, Ohio April 22, 1939, he grew up in Columbus. A member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, he graduated from Ohio State University. He became a financial advisor for Chase Manhattan which took him to New York City and later London, England. He returned to New York and became a restauranteur for Chumleys, a speakeasy in the village. Preceded in death by his mother Henriette S. Bigelow, he returned to Columbus. Amidst football games and cocktails, he briefly owned and managed, Diebels, followed by his fondest endeavor, the Clarmont, for many years. An entrepreneur, Bill created The Showgoers Club and other business ventures. He'll be missed by his daughter, Jorja Waide and family of Carlsbad, NM; son, Tom Hayden and family of Camarillo, CA; lifelong mischievious partners ~ his cousins, Michael Ziegler of Ozark, AL, Mandy Phillips of Petersburg, TN, Susan Jackson of West Bend, WI; as well as many dear relatives and friends. You are invited to MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI Funeral Home, 1068 S. High Street, Thursday, May 11 from 2-6 p.m. with service to follow. An open house will be held Saturday in Bill's backyard to reminisce. Donations, in lieu of flowers, requested to the Ohio Theater or the lssnetworkofhope.org for the homeless. Special thanks to the medical staff and hospice team at Grant Hospital. And to all Bill's Showgoers the box office is closed. To view video and sign the on-line register, please visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 9, 2017
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