William H. “Bill” Eutzy
June 22, 1921 ‒ July 30, 2016
MANSFIELD: Bill Eutzy was a man of strong character, intense work ethic, and had a keen sense of fairness, generosity, and compassion. He had a deep love of God, family and country. Remembered as a community and industry leader, Bill passed away peacefully Saturday evening July 30, 2016 in Wedgewood Estates. He was 95.
William Herbert “Bill” Eutzy was born on June 22, 1921 in Harrisburg, PA to Ethel (Grove) and William Boyd Eutzy. After going through high school he moved to Pittsburgh, PA to work and attend the University of Pittsburgh.
When called to service during WWII, Bill joined the US Marine Corp. He started as a Private and moved through the ranks to eventually become Captain. Bill experienced heavy combat in the South Pacific including Guadalcanal, Peleliu and Okinawa. His skills as a forward observer led him to a brief assignment with the Army and three presidential citations.
Upon returning from the service, Bill enrolled at Gettysburg College to finish his education and received his degree in economics. He married Mary Anne Dickey in 1948 and they had two children, Barbara (John) Rigo and Robert (Connie) Eutzy, six grandchildren, David, Michael, Brant, Cole, Alisha, and Jackie, and six great grandchildren.
Bill started working for the Westinghouse Electric Corporation as a “mail boy” in Pittsburgh. His career with Westinghouse lasted over 50 years. He worked in various departments including operations, sales, and administration in Baltimore, MD, Sunbury, PA, Edison, NJ and Mansfield, OH. In 1966 he was named General Manager of the Westinghouse plant in Mansfield. Later he became president of Mansfield Products and retired in 1987.
Bill was always active in community service. In Plainfield, NJ he served as president of the Kiwanis Club and Commissioner of Little League Baseball. He also served on the boards of Mansfield Opportunities Industrial Center, Junior Achievement, Mansfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Rehabilitation Service of North Central Ohio, Westbrook Country Club and Richland Bank.
Sports were always a big part of Bill’s life. He played competitivie basketball in Pittsburgh for Westinghouse. He kept a single digit handicap in golf for 50 years and played with many touring pros including Arnold Palmer. He was a member of Plainfield Country Club in NJ and Westbrook Country Club for over 40 years. Bill also enjoyed exercising, gardening, reading and travel.
After retirement, Bill was able to spend more time with his beloved wife Mary Anne and his family and good friends. On June 22, 2016 he celebrated his 95th birthday.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Ethel and William Eutzy, his step father David Finney, his brother David Finney Jr., his wife Mary Anne Eutzy and his son Robert Eutzy.
The Eutzy family acknowledges the staff of Wedgewood Estates for the wonderful care given to Bill and Mary Anne, the team of OhioHealth Hospice for their compassion, and treasured friend Janet Davidson for her loving attention to their needs.
Friends may call on the Eutzy family Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, Mansfield, where his funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Pastor Joseph Sprowl will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park, where Mansfield Joint Veterans Burial Detail will hold graveside military honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to OhioHealth Hospice may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Eutzy family. Share a message of support with them – or watch Bill’s tribute video – online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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