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Obituary for William Lilly

September 6, 1932 - January 14, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 86

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Brother, Friend


William R. Lilly, 86 years old, of Avon Lake, Ohio passed away Monday, January 14, 2019 at his home residence. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born to parents Alphonso and Amata Lilly on September 6, 1932 in Ghent, West Virginia.
After graduation, William served in the United States Army. He began his career as an independent business owner. Further on he was part of the management team at the Fruehauf Company. He completed his career at the Ford Motor Company.
William was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Avon Lake for 50 years. He was an avid sports fan and race car enthusiast. He loved animals and especially bird watching. William also enjoyed fishing and gardening.
He is survived by his beloved wife Nancy. They were married for over 69 years. His loving children are: Deborah (Eric) Coupey, Diane (Mark) Tangry and Dan (Kathleen) Lilly; cherished grandchildren Shannon and Donovan Lilly, Lauren Coupey, Michael (Dana) and Timothy Tangry and two great grand-children. His dear siblings are: Robert L. Lilly, John W. Lilly and Sarah Jane Underwood.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, Ohio 44192 or the American Cancer Association 10501 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106.
The family would like to extend their deep gratitude and appreciation to the caregivers at the Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Memorial service to be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019 from 1:00pm-2:00 P.M with a memorial gathering to follow until 4:00 P.M. at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 AVON BELDEN RD, AVON LAKE, OH 44012. Phone: 440-933-3202. For further details please refer to this website

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163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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