William J. Dick, Sr.

  • Born: February 18, 1925
  • Died: February 24, 2018
  • Location: Willoughby Hills, Ohio

Fioritto Funeral Service

5236 Mayfield Rd
Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Tel. (440) 442-5900

Tribute & Message From The Family

WILLIAM J. DICK, SR., age 93, went to be with the Lord on Feb. 24, 2018.

Devoted husband of the late Florence (Koss). Loving father of Linda (Arthur) Smith, Marilyn (George) Morton and William (Susan) Dick, Jr. Adoring grandfather of Nevada (Lisa) Smith, Seneca (Matthew) Wheelock, Timothy (Helen) Dick, and Kimberly (Bill) Bender. Enthusiastic great-grandfather to Brian and Henry Wheelock and Grant and Bella Mae Bender. He is preceded in death by his parents, Felix and Helen, brother John and sister Helen.

A carpenter for more than 60 years, he was an avid Cleveland sports fan and John Wayne enthusiast who shared his contagious laugh and work ethic. Often the strong, silent pillar next to his wife of 53 years, his words were as loving as they were meaningful.

Interment All Souls Cemetery. Family and Friends are invited to meet for Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at St. Malachi Catholic Church, 2459 Washington Avenue, Cleveland 44113. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE FIORITTO FUNERAL HOME, 5236 MAYFIELD RD, LYNDHURST (E OF RICHMOND RD) 2-4 AND 6-8 PM TUESDAY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP dear Uncle Bill and condolences to Linda, Marilyn, Bill Jr. and the family and friends he leaves behind. Because we lived in CA I only was able to see him a few times over the years. He indeed often seemed a silent stalwart next to his effusive wife Florence when they were together. When I spent time with him separately, I was impressed by his sense of humor, easy smile and the twinkle in his eye. He had such a great laugh! He and my Mom, his sister, could laugh to tears. When we visited Uncle Bill in Cleveland, we went with him a few times to Thistledown where he seemed to delight in his time there though he always kept his tips to himself! His Cousin Sr. Joachim (RIP) enjoyed going with us one time and another time or two his brother, my Uncle John, also joined us. What fond memories! He seemed proud of his family and my mother told me he had a very strong work ethic.

Posted by Kathleen Hurley - Oakland, CA - Family   February 28, 2018

Uncle Bill, always a kind word and a smile. He loved his family including all the Koss clan [talk about the heart of a true Christian!!!] I will miss him...

Posted by Robbie Robertson - Natrona Hts., PA - Family   February 28, 2018

Although I had never met Mr.Dick, I used to work with his daughter Marilyn at Daves Supermarket. She always talked about her dad in such beautiful terms. I am taking care of my 94 year old mom at home , and could empathize with their situation. Not an easy one. God bless the family and give everyone peace and joy.

Posted by Diane Baker - Garfield Hts, OH   February 26, 2018

My condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you now and in the days ahead. May God grant you a measure of peace.

Posted by B - Cleve   February 26, 2018

Dear Family, I was so sorry to hear that my Uncle Bill passed away. I wish I lived closer so I could be with you in your time of grief and for the celebration of his life.
Barbara Ann (Celinscak) Duffield

Posted by Barbara Ann (Celinscak) Duffield - Kalamazoo, MI - Family   February 26, 2018

May he rest in God's peace. He was a good man. He built my grandmother's house and many others on that street. Loved his laugh.

Posted by Tim Kneier - Seattle, WA - Family   February 26, 2018

Dear Marilyn, Bill Jr, and Linda,
I'm so very sorry for your loss! I loved caring for your Dad; he was such a joy to be with. He loved talking about his family and he was so proud of each of you! He was a wonderful man and it was a privilege to care for him.

Posted by Ruth Bede - Mentor, OH   February 26, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss. The sting of death is all too real. May the God of all comfort really give you the comfort needed during this time.

Posted by A friend   February 26, 2018

My Condolences to the family and friends of William.j.Dick.

Posted by Hale.O    February 26, 2018

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