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William J. McFarlane


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William J. McFarlane Obituary
William J. McFarlane, age 97, of Mayfield Hts, passed away July 5, 2014 at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Hts. He was born May 27, 1917 in Cleveland, Ohio.
Bill graduated from St. Jerome School, East Tech and attended Fenn College. He worked as a Time Study Engineer retiring from National Acme. He also worked for many years at The Weatherhead Company, Ziegler Corp and Missle Corp. He enjoyed carpentry, painting and helping others with construction projects. He was a founding member of St. Noel Parish. He enjoyed traveling, visiting almost all the states in the union. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed listening to music from the 30's and 40's.
Survivors are his daughters, Gayle (John) Svets, Sharon (Donnie) Collins and Susan (Daniel) Kovich; son,
William (Sharon) McFarlane; grandchildren, Michael (Kristin), Robert (Monica), Karen Peterson, Jeffrey (Raynbo), Ava, Will, Anna and Alex; great grandchildren, Anna, Brandon, Dylan, Benjamin, Samuel, Aven and Violet; daughter-in-law, Eileen McFarlane; and brother, Donald (Kathy) McFarlane.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Eleanor (nee Rupnik); son, James McFarlane; parents, William and Della McFarlane; sister, Elizabeth Holcomb; and brother, Robert McFarlane.
Funeral Mass will be Thursday July 10 at 10 a.m. at St. Noel Church, 35200 Chardon Rd. in Willoughby Hills.
Family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, 37433 Euclid Ave. in Willoughby.
Online obituary at www.brickmanbros.com.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on July 8, 2014
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