William
William "Bill" Page

September 7, 1925 - October 20, 2016
Resided in Montgomery, OH

Obituary

William "Bill" Page – beloved husband, father and grandfather died October 20, 2016 of natural causes. Let us celebrate a life well lived by a good and decent man. Bill was born on September 7, 1925 as William Panasik, the second son of Ukrainian immigrants in Cleveland, OH. He grew up in the Great Depression when meals were scarce. His parents, Andrew & Catherine Panasik, raised rabbits and grew a garden to put food on the table in addition to his father's full time job as a cement mixer. Bill graduated from Cleveland's East Technical High School in 1944 with perfect attendance as a skilled draftsman and member of the National Honor Society. He then joined the 1st Engineering Combat Battalion in Europe for the Battle of the Bulge and the Allied march to Czechoslovakia. Bill earned a Bronze star, American Theater and EAME Theater ribbons as well as Good Conduct, Victory Medal and German Occupation Medals. Bill served as a rifle expert & draftsman in Central Europe and translated (Ukrainian) during the Nuremburg Trials.

Following honorable discharge, Bill enrolled under the G.I. Bill at the Ohio State University and earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, the first in his family to do so. He began his career as a research engineer which evolved into sales engineering, solving problems in the brick, ceramic, glass and steel industries.

In 1950 as a college senior Bill met and married Mary Rose Eyerman and had three children including William E. Page, Jr. of Houston, TX and Kevin A. Page (Debbie) of New Albany, IN and Christine Page. In 1959 he settled in Montgomery, Ohio, participating in Kiwanis Club and serving as an honored WWII veteran participant in the July 4th parades.

After Mary Rose's death in 1979, Bill married Community of the Good Shepherd parish widow, Sheila Gocke Seeds in 1982. Shelia also preceded him in death in 2015. During their 33 years of marriage, Bill and Sheila enjoyed their Eucharistic ministry work, traveling, bridge and 19th hole groups as well as their roles as grandparents to eight grandsons. Bill was an avid Cincinnati Reds/Bengals & Cleveland Browns/Indians fan and always up to date on current events through the USA Today and internet.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Mike and Paul Panasik and two wives. Bill is survived by his daughter, sons, step sons and their wives, William Asa Seeds (Joslin) of Ashtabula, OH, John Thomas Seeds (Sally) of Atlanta, GA and James Robert Seeds (Blake) of Barrington, IL. Visitation will be at 9 am on Friday, October 28, 2016 at The Community of the Good Shepherd, 8815 East Kemper Road, Cincinnati, OH with a funeral Mass following at 10 am. The graveside service will follow at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105, www.stjude.org or 800-805-8586.

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Services

Visitation
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Friday, October 28, 2016
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass of Christian Burial
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8815 East Kemper Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Friday, October 28, 2016
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
11000 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH US 45249
Section: 7
Lot: 319
Friday, October 28, 2016

Charities

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN US 38105