William J. (Bill) Wucinich

Born: 03/07/1937 Passed:

William J. (Bill) Wucinich, age 82 passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, after suffering from Alzheimer’s for several years.  He was born March 7, 1937, to the late William and Mary (Penny) Wucinich.  He graduated in 1955 from Canton Central High School; earned his BA at Kent State University, his MBA from Walsh University; and served in the Army Reserves.

Spending time with his family brought him great joy. He especially loved road trips to visit his daughters and their families; as well as visiting national parks. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren to his beloved Kent State football and basketball games, watching Triple A Isotopes in Albuquerque, and wherever he was living, as an avid fan, getting his heart broken by Cleveland teams.  He always had his nose in a book and even tried his hand at writing short stories.  His love of reading was handed down to his children and grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Donna (Markovitz) Wucinich.  They spent their retirement years traveling the country and spent 5 wonderful years in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In addition to his wife, he leaves behind his daughters, Diane (Victor) Haidet, Karen Weeks and Sandy (Doug) Dowers; grandchildren, Allison Haidet, Jordan (Mick) Helcbergier, Zachary and Rachel Haidet, Lily and Charlie Weeks, Hannah, Alex and Jarrett Dowers.

We would like to thank all those who took excellent care of him and helped us through this difficult time.

In keeping with Bill’s wishes, there will not be calling hours or funeral service.  Cremation will take place and he will be interred at Calvary Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011, or at www.AlzheimersAssociation.com.

Condolences and special memories can be shared at www.heritagecremationsociety.com

Heritage Cremation Society



4 Tributes to William J. (Bill) Wucinich

  1. Thea & Mike Lehotay says:


    Mike and I are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Bill was a special person and he will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs.

  2. Denise Hill says:

    Dear Donna,

    I was so sorry to learn about Bill’s passing. It was good to read that the two of you had a number of good years of travel and living in New Mexico before his illness. Thinking of you and sending heartfelt sympathy.

  3. Peter and Norma says:

    Dear Donna,

    “Life is eternal and Love is immortal; and death is only an horizon. And an horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Lift us up, strong Son of God, that we may see further; cleanse our eyes that we may see more clearly.” ….Fr. Bede Jarrett. O.P.

    Our deep sympathy to you and the family on Bill’s death. We will always remember his days at the office that showed his enthusiasm, kindness, penchant for jokes and quizzes about music groups, and of course his friendship for everyone. May Jesus grant you peace.

    Pete & Norma Kopko

  4. Lisa Niamtu-Waite (St. Thomas / St. John's Parish) says:

    Diane, I read about your father’s passing in the newspaper and I offer my condolences. Fathers are very special people and I hope the memories you have bring you some comfort at this difficult time. I will keep a good intention for your family.

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