God called his name and William Leon Gangway went to his eternal home on December 29, 2016 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg. The son of Leroy John and Gloria Catherine (Ziarno) Gangway he was born on July 27, 1955.
Bill met all his life challenges with a positive attitude and outlook. He would say he had 29 life’s as he kept beating the doctor’s prognosis till he was called home at the age of 61. No matter how he felt or if he was in pain Bill would always say “I’m ok”.
Bill enjoyed following the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings and Michigan Wolverines. He also enjoyed bowling, singing, Bingo and spending time with family and friends, including his high school friend John Richey .
Preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Catherine Gangway, his beloved Mary Lou Stevenson, grandparents and many other relatives
He is survived by his father, LeRoy John Gangway; his sisters and brothers, Marylou (Michael) Springer, Joseph (Tammy) Gangway, Timothy (Gina) Gangway and Darlene (Tom) Fisher. He has 8 nieces/nephews and 3 great nephews.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 3, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski’s Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance MI. The funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Temperance MI where he will lie in state in the narthex after 10:00 a.m. Entombment will commence at 2:30 p.m. in Restlawn Memorial Park, 3665 Genoa Road, Perrysburg Ohio.
The family has suggested memorials for William go to Ability Center of Toledo or the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be shared at www.bedfordfuneralchapel.com