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“bill was my gay uncle although it was not accepted in his family and still isn't. he always wrote under marital status, its complicated.................Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: bil - OH

“I have fond memories working for Bill at the UTU.He was always kind to me. Jane Kane ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

“I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I enjoyed bowling with him and appreciated all he did as secretary/treasurer of our bowling league. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Carole Hawke - Eastlake, OH

“Bill, thank you for everything you have done, not only for IGBO, but, also for the Midwest Invitational Softball Tournament, when we needed a place...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Kenneth Sparks - Denver, CO

“Miss riding in your big red Caddy. RIP Dolly ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Blake Simmons - Bowling friend

“I knew Bill for almost 25 years, having first met him when I joined the bowling league in which he was the Secretary in downtown Cleveland. He was...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Michael Ernewein - Cleveland, OH

“Bill was one of the kindest and most caring individuals in our neighbourhood. He was so jovial and filled with humor. We lwill remember with smiles...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Paula And Mary Square and Family - OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: rich & kathy dudich - kirland, OH

“I am grateful for the friendship we enjoyed the last four years and you will forever hold a place in my heart. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Sherrie Krann - Mentor, OH

Bill ran the senior bowling leagues for many years and left some big shoes to fill.
10 of 10 | Posted by: Sherrie Krann

William J. Harrison, age 79, of Painesville, Ohio passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015 at David Simpson Hospice House. He was born December 15, 1935 in Painesville to William E. and Mary (nee Cleary) Harrison.

Bill was a Harvey High School graduate and was a Union Clerk for United Transportation Union. He loved movies, eating out and was the secretary of his bowling league. Bill enjoyed traveling and had been to Hawaii and Egypt.

He is survived by his sister, Karen Powell of Madison, OH and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joanne Leasure.

The Behm Family Funeral Home, 26 River Street, Madison, Ohio, is honored to serve William J. Harrison's family.
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