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William P. Wohlever

1933 - 2021


William “Willie” P. Wohlever,  88 years of age, and a resident of Amherst, passed away Monday, April 19, 2021, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 26, 1933, in Amherst where he was a lifetime resident, graduating from Amherst High School with the class of 1951, where he excelled in sports.  

He was employed at BF Goodrich in Avon for over twenty-five years and also served on the Amherst  Fire Department for thirty-three years.  He delivered flowers for many years for the Zilch Florist Shop.  A hard worker all his life, Bill as a youngman worked the local rubbish reclamation route with his father.  Bill was an active lifetime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst where he loved serving and volunteering his time.  Bill loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and was an active supporter of Comet Athletics including the Amherst Comet Relays. He enjoyed working in his yard and being outdoors. Bill was an avid Cleveland Browns and Ohio State University fan. The greatest joy was the time he spent with his family. 
Survivors include his wife of sixty-eight years, Elizabeth “Betty” Wohlever(nee: Muska); his children, Richard Wohlever of Lorain, Thomas “Thom” Wohlever, Diane Hamilton (Patrick), Ann Walters (Michael) all of Amherst and Lisa O’Connor (Chuck) of Collins; his grandchildren, Jennifer Drop (Brian), Trisha Wohlever, Michael Hamilton, Sarah Simmons (Andrew) Thomas Wohlever; his great grandchildren, Katelyn Drop, Jason Drop and Aria Barbera; and his brother, Paul “Dave” Wohlever (Sue) Wohlever of Amherst

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Barbara Fuller in 2021; his grandchildren, Erin Wohlever and PJ Hamilton; his brother, Lawrence J. Wohlever; and his parents, Paul William and Julia Wohlever (nee: Penzes).

Public visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 2-7 p.m. at  Hempel Funeral Home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 23, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church; 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst.  Due to Covid-19, we are asking that people wear a mask and maintain social distances. Rebroadcasting of services will be available at . The Rev. Fr. Timothy O’Connor, pastor will officiate.  Burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Amherst.

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Mari Goldyn and Christine Hudak

April 19, 2021 7:59 PM

Sending much love to Jennifer, Katelyn, Jason and Brian and all of the Wohlever family.
Mari Goldyn and Christine Hudak

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Sarah (Lukesic) Duff

April 22, 2021 9:39 PM

Thom and Family,
2021 has been a rough year for all of you. Deepest sympathy.

George and Doris Schuman

April 22, 2021 5:27 PM

Bill will certainly be missed.  It was always a pleasure to greet him with a "Hello, whiter than I am'" from George,(regarding their hair) and Bill's response of "Hey, older than I am!"  A few months difference in age.  Hard working men sharing a little joke with each other.  As we are all aging , we treasure the few genuine people in our lives.  May he rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord.  Our condolences to Betty and the family.

Michele Muska-Roberts

April 22, 2021 3:24 PM

I’ll miss you, Uncle Bill, and all the memories of our family picnics, Mill Hollow gatherings, your humorous jokes about eating up and pizza delivery coming at 7. Family gatherings were the best of memories!

Stephen Polansky

April 22, 2021 6:51 AM

Dear family,,
Mr. Wohlever is an icon.  He was a great supporter of Amherst athletics of all sports.  He was forever busy on the fields or in his truck or wherever he went he was on a mission.  I knew he loved you.  You have a great dad.  He will be missed.  May the Holy Spirit's peace and love be upon you now and forever in Christ.  
Steve (Robbie) Polansky

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