William Ivan Hedges

August 18, 1951 ‒ December 25, 2019

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Radnor, Ohio

William Ivan Hedges, age 68 of Delaware, OH, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019, in Columbus. He was born August 18, 1951 in Marion to the late Ivan and Vera (Griffith) Hedges.

Left to cherish Bill’s memory are his wife of 47 years, Karen Hedges; daughters: Nichelle (Jarrod) Trigg, and Melissa Hedges; grandsons: Jackson Trigg, Ben Trigg, Ivan Hedges, and Eugene Toth; sister, Mary (Ron) Howald; and several other relatives and friends.

Bill was an HVAC and electrical specialist by trade, having owned and operated Amstutz and Hedges Electric in Radnor for over 40 years. His was a giving spirit, always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He looked for opportunities to help neighbors and friends. Bill enjoyed traveling, especially to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and all over Alaska. He loved cheering for his grandsons at their sporting events. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family.

The family will receive friends Friday, January 3, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, OH. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Default.aspx?tsid=10043

To leave a message of condolence to Bill’s family, or to share a special memory, please visit snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Dear Karen – Nichelle – Melissa : we’re so sorry to hear of Bill’s untimely passing. I was married to Bill for 24 years before contemplating old age retirement. The stories , and memories I carry about our escapades in life and work could fill a library. Bill was a person who would help anyone , any time. I feel honored to have been his partner and friend. Good by my friend .

  • We are very sorry for your loss. Bill was one of the “good guys”. I have very fond memories of karting with the Dirty Wheels Kart Club and trail riding in southern OH.
    You will be missed Bill, but always remembered.

  • Dear Karen, Nichelle, Melissa and family,
    We have been blessed to call Bill and Karen dear friends over the years. We have laughed together, cried together and prayed together. Bill will be missed terribly but we will always remember him.

    Praying God brings comfort to all of you, and that you can feel His presence holding you close.

    We love you

  • Karen, Nichelle and Melissa, Bill was a true friend. He always came through in a time of need. He was always smiling which was an indication of his happiness with his life. He Cherished his Wife and Adored his Daughters and Grandsons. It’s so hard to believe he’s gone but he leaves a Legacy in all of you that I know he was proud of! May God hold you close and give you comfort during such a sorrowful time. We Live You All, Bret and Janie Davis

  • Bill was a wonderful friend to my husband, Bob. When Bob no longer had the strength to leave the house on his own, Bill would drive over to our home, help Bob to his car and take him to breakfast at one of their favorite restaurants. If Bob needed help with some maintenance issue at the house, Bill was always there to assist him. Bill was the strength Bob no longer had.

    When Bill went back to Ohio, I offered to take Bob to breakfast but it just wasn’t the same. Bob would say, “No, I’ll wait for Bill to come back down.”

    Bob didn’t live long enough to be devastated by the terrible news of Bill’s untimely passing.

  • Through our Dad, Bob Fritsch, we got to spend many breakfasts at the local diner with Bill when we traveled to Florida. Bill was a kind, interesting, person and it was obvious during our chats how much he loved his family and life. We were saddened to hear about his sudden passing. My Dad passed away several months ago and I know he and Bill are sharing a table once again. Sending love and prayers to Bill’s family.
    John and Jenny Potanos

  • My wife Joanne passed away on our 52nd wedding anniversary four years ago and I started going to breakfast with Bill Hedges and Bob Fritsch on Wednesday’s. I always enjoyed the company and conservations that we engaged in. Bill was always a jovial guy who knew how to perk you up when there were times I was depressed and with Bobs recent passing I will surely miss them both. They are both on my ever growing prayer list. with Love and prayers to the entire family of Karen and Bill Hedges. Eugene A. Grassie

  • Karen,
    I can’t tell you how sad I am to read of Bill’s passing. He was such a man of integrity and as others have mentioned he was a help to any who asked. He gave me practical advise as and adviser for my classes at Tri Rivers as well as business advice as I moved into my own business. A great person who was about the right things all the time. I am truly sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our prayers.
    Dan & Candy Tripp

  • Karen
    Please accept our profound condolences upon the passing of Bill. I’ve known Bill my entire life as he lived less than a mile from where we both grew up in Radnor Township. Although I left the homestead for 30 years, when I came back, Bill was still there in the same house his parents had lived in. It was comforting, in a way, while many things had changed, Bill and you were still there being one of the rocks of the Radnor community. Bill’s calm demeanor, sense of humor, and easy-going style were qualities envied by others and endeared him to his family, I’m sure. Bill was one of the “Good Guys” and really, no higher tribute can be made to anyone. He will be missed by all of us who knew him. We are sorry for your loss but know he’s in a better place helping anyone who needs a good man to do things for them. Ken

  • Dear Karen, Nichelle, & Melissa,
    It’s very difficult to process that Bill is gone. But not from our memories! He was always there for anything you needed. Bill cooked many a meal for my parents & me when I visited them in Florida from Texas. Then he’d pack up the extras for my mom & dad to take home. They always offered their home as a place to stay when my parents moved from their home in Cocoa to an Independent Living facility. Bill WAS generous, kind, loving, thoughtful, and full of humor!!! He even gave Hal & I a vehicle to drive when we flew to Florida. Bill I know you’re with the Lord and out of any pain now. Also, you’re with special family members who have passed. Watch over Karen and the girls’ families. Bless you Karen. If you need anything, we’d like to be there for YOU like you and Bill were for us and many others. Love ❤️ you always!

  • Karen and Family – Thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep Bill’s good memories alive. I always loved going to the Hedges Reunions and seeing Ivan and Vera.
    Cousin Becky Jacobs Rynders
    Abilene, TX

  • To Bill’s Ladies. I am sorry for your immense loss. You truly were the loves of his life and I am certain he will watch over you always. Know that you are in my prayers. Marla Byers Gordon

  • Karen & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. It has been a few years since we have lived in Prospect, but have nothing but good memories. Our prayers go out to you & your family. Mark & Candy Rinnert

  • I am sorry for the loss of a good man
    I worked for him for 18 yrs he treaded me well and was a good boss
    He helped me when I was in need and will never forget that
    I just hope I can be the man he was
    My condolences to the family
    And truly sorry for the loss

  • Dear Karen, Nichelle, Melissa and families,
    We are so at a loss for words. Bill, I know you are here with us now and forever. Thank you for being a dear friend, classmate, card partner, and our go to electrician. As all of your friends have agreed, you were a good man, an outstanding husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. We will miss you but hope to see you when we meet again.
    Psalm 18:2

  • Karen, Michelle, Melissa and boys,
    Our family was so saddened by the news of Bills short illness and being called home. He was always one to put a smile on your face. We always enjoyed a conversation with him. All around a good guy and a good heart.
    You have been in our thoughts and prayers,
    Kelly and John VanGundy

  • Karen, Nichelle, Melissa and their family, I have known Bill all my life and I’m probably the only one who has fallen asleep on his gas tank while he was riding his dirt bike when I was 6-ish somewhere around the sand-run area, Lots of good times with him and I will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.