Herzig, William G. (Bill
Bill was born on September 30, 1942 to William G. and Helen C. (Warnke) Herzig. He passed peacefully on May 21, 2013. Bill was a 1960 graduate of Libbey High School. He loved sports his whole life. He was a pretty good shortstop and played high school and federation baseball where he set a record at that time of striking out 8 consecutive batters as a relief pitcher. He later played softball for several teams, finally retiring from playing at the age of 64. Bill started as a truck driver at The Toledo Blade and worked his way up in various positions including interim Director of Circulation and retired after 37 years. He finished his career at Banner Mattress after 6 years. He was very involved in the Toledo community including President of the Old Newsboys Good fellow Association, President of the Ohio Circulation Managers Association, served on the City of Toledo Baseball Softball Commission and later the City of Toledo Athletic Commission. Bill also served as a Supply Sergeant in the 983rd Army Engineer Battalion, served on the Advisory Board of the Volunteers of America, was President of Meadowvale Boosters Club and most recently was on the Executive Board and was Treasurer at Morocco United Brethren Church. His brightest moments were when he was able to coach his 3 daughters to many softball championships.
Bill loved the Ohio State Buckeyes and is looking forward to having the best seat in the house. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with two different groups. He was so very proud of his children's and grandchildren's accomplishments and he knows they will go far in life. Most of all he's looking forward to his Sunday afternoon drives with Barbara again.
Surviving Bill are his daughters, Michele (Todd) Audet, Lori (Stewart) Carr, and Amy (Greg) Pisanti. He also leaves behind his beautiful and talented grandchildren; Andrew, Nick, Rachel, Sydney, Alex, Lindsay, Anthony, and Gabby.
Preceding Bill in death was his loving wife Barbara, parents, sister Berdonna, and brother Jack.
The family would like to thank Jeff and Don for their endless support. We would also like to thank Pastor Todd Greenman and the entire congregation at Morocco U.B. for their support and prayers throughout Bill's battle with cancer.
Friends may join the family for visitation on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 3pm until 9pm at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, OH, where the Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, May 29th at 11:00am, Pastor Todd Greenman officiating.
Memorials may be made to Old Newsboys Scholarship Fund or Morocco United Brethren Building Fund. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.reebfuneralhome.com.