William J. ""Billy"" Deitmen, age 23, a lifelong Mentor resident, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in Cincinnati.
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He was born Oct. 20, 1988, in Painesville.
Billy was enrolled in Case Western Reserve Anesthesiology Program doing a seven-week rotation in Cincinnati at Christ Hospital. Billy was a 2011 Case Western Reserve graduate with a bachelor of science in biology and minors in chemistry and Spanish.
He was a graduate of Mentor High School, Class of 2007. Billy played football in high school and college. He enjoyed all sports including skiing, fishing, golfing, and anything outdoors. Billy liked all types of music. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.
A celebration of Billy's life will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor. The family requests casual attire or your Mentor Cardinal or Case Western Reserve Spartans apparel.
Billy's survivors include his parents, William A. and Laurie A. (Simpson) Deitmen of Mentor; sister, Lindsey N. Deitmen of Mentor; grandmother, Miriam J. Deitmen of Mentor; grandparents, Phyllis and Joseph Slifko of Mentor; grandfather, Samuel (Fran) Simpson of Kingsman, Ariz.; uncle, Ken (Becky) Deitmen of Harrisburg, Pa.; aunt, Tracy (Mark) Gibson of Mentor; uncle, Joe (Tina) Slifko of Willoughby; aunt, Jenny Simpson and uncle, Todd Simpson, both of Kingsman, Ariz.; and cousins, Rachel, Megan, Mark Jr. and Amber.
Billy was preceded in death by his grandfather, William T. Deitmen.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605.
Online obituary at www.brunners.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Oct. 23, 2012
Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center
8466 Mentor Avenue Mentor, OH 44060