William O'Malley

June 5, 1927 — June 16, 2022

William O'Malley

William O'Malley, 95 of Avon Lake, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2022. He was the last surviving sibling of seven and he was born June 5, 1927, to parents John and Mary (nee Biro) O'Malley in Cleveland, OH.

Years after joining the Merchant Marines and later being drafted into the Army, Bill obtained his GED and took college classes at LCCC for several years. Bill took many art classes; mainly watercolors and he had an extensive collection of art books. He was an avid reader, especially of history, biography, and historical fiction. He loved music; from Opera to vintage country western. He was an excellent dancer and enjoyed the waltz, polka, and swing dancing. Bill always had a dog and survived all of them but Libby.

He and Kathleen camped in 49 states and took an Alaskan cruise in 2015 for the fiftieth state. They also traveled together to 15 foreign countries. He was a true "gentleman and a scholar". He will be sorely missed by his wife Kathleen and all those that loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 60 ½ years, Kathleen (nee McClure); children Karen Huryn, Kathleen Dzurilla and Will O'Malley (Christine); step-daughters Sandra Hill (Ken) and Sharon Smith (Brian); Afghani son Aman Pakanzhad (Munarih); grandchildren Jennifer Huryn, Danielle Scarpitti (Louis), Nicole Dzurilla (Ryan), Douglas O'Malley (Hannah), Madeline "Maddy" O'Malley (fiancé Austin DeWitt) and Inez "Nezzie" O'Malley; Afghani grandchildren Arian, Nadia and Nahid Paknazhad; great-grandchildren Gabrielle "Gabi" Huryn, Henley Scarpitti and Luke Timothy O'Malley; and scores of nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers John "Jack" O'Malley and George O'Malley; sisters Margaret Ginley, Anne Etoch, Frances "Louise" Tyna and Elizabeth Uptegrove.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Avon Lake Public Library 32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH 44012 or to the Friendship APL 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035.

Friends and family may call for a visitation on Monday, June 27, 2022, from 3:00pm -7:30pm with a time of remembrance from 7:30pm - 8:00pm at the Busch Funeral Home 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011. A buffet dinner will be available. Inurnment to take place at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. www.buschcares.com 440.937.6175

 

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Monday, June 27, 2022

3:00 - 7:30pm (Eastern time)

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32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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Time of Remembrance

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

7:30 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

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32000 Detroit Road, Avon, OH 44011

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