NEWARK: William J. Bline passed away peacefully at home Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, twelve days before his 89th birthday.
Bill loved life. His greatest joys revolved around family, friends, and the outdoors. He especially loved hunting, fishing, sports, and his yard with all its seasons.
William graduated from Newark High School class of 1944 and played on the State Champion Basketball and Football teams.
He was proud to be a Newark High Hall of Fame member.
Bill was a Navy veteran, graduate of Muskingum College and retiree from Rockwell in Heath, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Florence (McCarrick).
He is survived by Spouse: Maxine Amelia. Children: Robert, Janet Lynn Strasser, Lori Sue Corder (Rick), William David, and Charles (LoriAnn). Brothers: Frederick (Lucille), James (Neva), and Joseph (Jerilyn). Grandchildren: William Tyler Strasser, Wyatt, Will, Rachael and Colin Bline, Nichole Underhill (Brett), Josh Ellis and Dakota Neighbarger. Great Grandchildren: Madelaine and Lily Underhill.
ln addition, he is survived by cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family including those at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in VanAtta, Ohio.
Bill's instructions will be followed that no services be held and that he be cremated and interred at Newark Memorial Gardens
.The family extends their gratitude to Hospice of Central Ohio for the wonderful loving care
.In lieu of flowers, donations to Newark High School Athletic Boosters and Hospice of Central Ohio would be most appreciated.
Online condolences to the family may be sent via www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com
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