SOUTH AMHERST - Lawrence "Bill" William McQuaid III, 64 years of age, and a resident of South Amherst, passed away Thursday, October 18, 2012 at Amherst Hospital following a sudden illness.
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He was born January 24, 1948 in Gallipolis, Ohio. Bill was raised in Lorain, graduating from Admiral King High School. He had lived in the Wellington and Amherst area before moving to South Amherst where he has resided for the last fifteen years.
Bill proudly served in the United States Navy as a Pilot. He was employed at Ford Motor Company in Lorain for thirty years before retiring in 1997 as a reliefman in the paint department. As his children were growing up, Bill enjoyed the time he spent with them as their coach for their baseball and basketball teams. He was an avid Ohio State University fan. His hobbies included gardening, photography and cooking. Bill was a devoted family man and loved his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of fifteen years Bonny McQuaid (nee: Bortner); sons Lawrence William McQuaid IV (Patsy), of Dexter, Ohio, Todd Hall, of South Amherst, daughter Erin LaBranche, of Amherst; grandchildren Lawrence William McQuaid V, Riley Hall, Miles Hall, Paige LaBranche, Samantha Reeder, and Timothy Dean Hivly; his brother James McQuaid (Ann), of Pomeroy, Ohio; his sister Barbara Peterson (Jack), of Rutland, Ohio; his mother-in-law Joan Bortner, of Amherst; and his brother-in-law Ray Bortner, of Dayton.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence William II and Audrey McQuaid (nee: DeWees).
Friends may call Monday, October 22, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Hempel Funeral Home; 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. The Dr. Arnold Fleagle, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Amherst, will officiate. Full Military honors will be provided by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard. Burial will follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Morning Journal from Oct. 20 to Oct. 21, 2012