William A. "Bill" Facemire
1947 - 2021
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William A. “Bill” Facemire, age 73, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2021 in Mentor. Bill was born September 27, 1947 in Richwood, West Virginia and moved to Northeast Ohio in the late 1950’s.Bill was an U.S. Army Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division who served honorably in the Vietnam War. He had nine months of service overseas in Vietnam, and an additional three years of service. He earned several medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He earned an M-16 Marksman Badge and also the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Award.Bill retired from Kennametal in 2008 after 37 years which included over 25 years of perfect attendance. Working at Kennametal, he gained lifelong relationships and memories that he shared with pride.Bill loved Cleveland sports, especially the Cleveland Indians. Bill coached baseball for many years. He had such an impact during his coaching career, he was honored with a field dedication in his name in Eastlake. One of his greatest thrills was when Rick Manning wished him a Happy 70th Birthday during the seventh inning of a televised Indians game. After retirement, he loved watching his granddaughter, Avalon, play softball and his grandson, Joshua, splash in the pool. He enjoyed his morning breakfast at Nick’s Family Restaurant, playing cards, and his trips to the casino. He will be missed by many.He is survived by his children, Mary Ellen Facemire, Paul (Heidi) Facemire, and Matt (Cheryl) Facemire. He is the beloved grandfather of Avalon and Joshua. Dearest brother of Faye Korcykoski. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. He cherished his friendships with so many including dear friends Dave Smith, Bob Mcarthur, Joe Hall, Irv Lake, and Karen Nista.He was preceded in death by his former wife of 27 years, Becky Facemire; sister, Polly Frank; and long-time friend, Gerry “Ma” Iles.Family will receive friends 4-8 PM Monday, April 19, 2021 at Davis-Babcock Funeral Home, 4154 Clark Ave., Willoughby. The family asks that you come to celebrate his life in your Cleveland sports gear and casual clothes. Social distancing protocols will be enforced and masks are required.Private burial will be held in Mentor Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions be made to the Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville, OH 44077.www.davisbabcock.com



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Published in News-Herald from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2021.
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April 23, 2021
Our deepest sympathies on Bill’s passing. He was a friend of the Call family for many years and he has blessed us with many fond memories. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Lloyd and Kathy Call and family
Friend
April 21, 2021
Matt & Cheryl and the entire Facemire Family - We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Although we did not have the pleasure of meeting Bill, we work close with Matt who had nothing but great things to say about his father, his friend. Our hearts are with you during this time. Chris Hyatt-Robyn Gillett.
Hemly Hardware
Friend
April 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Bill but I do work with Paul. Paul always called his dad to see how he was doing. Rest in peace Bill
David Catullo
Friend
April 19, 2021
Sorry for your loss.
Jeremy Yerse
Friend
April 16, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He always had a smile on his face and was welcoming. Thinking of your family at this time. Karen and Greg Singer
Karen Singer
Coworker
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