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Obituary for William "Bill" Cantu

February 20, 1935 - May 17, 2019
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 84

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


William E. "Bill" Cantu, 84 of Sheffield Lake passed away Friday, May 17, 2019. He was born February 2, 1935 to parents George and Elsie (nee Hale) Cantu in Kimball, West Virginia.

Bill worked for Lake Terminal Railroad and was a member of Lakeshore Railroad; through the years he was employed at Dairyman's Milk and Abbe Road Lumber. Bill went on to own and operate Ajax Tree Service for 47 years. He was an avid fisherman and took many trips to Alaska, went deep sea fishing in Florida, New York and Canada.

Bill is survived by his wife, Jean (nee Novotny) of 63 years; loving children Dawn Nichols (Stanley) and Jeff Cantu; cherished grandchildren Nicole Connell (Jim) and Joshua Nichols (fiancé Melissa); dear great-grandson Brantley Connell; siblings Elsie Newman, Peggy Hunky, Debbie Click (Bobby), the late Sally Palos, Joan Nagy, Lee Cantu, Bob Cantu, Clarence Cantu, Buddy Cantu and George Cantu.

He is preceded in death by his parents George and Elsie (nee Hale) Cantu.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Alzheimer's Association 37309 Harvest Dr., Avon, OH 44011.

The family would like to thank Adult Care by Sandy and their staff for the care that Bill has received in the past few months.

Cremation by Busch. 440-933-3202

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  • Alzheimer's Association
    37309 Harvest Dr
    Avon, OH 44011

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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