William J. “Bill” Haberman

December 31, 1969 ‒ June 27, 2014

Columbus, Ohio

William J. (Bill) Haberman, 62, of Columbus, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Friday, June 27, 2014, after a courageous eleven year battle with prostate cancer. Bill was born on December 15, 1951 in Marion, the eldest son of the late William and Angela M. (Irvin) Haberman. He was a 1970 graduate of Marion Catholic High School, where he excelled in football and basketball, earning an athletic scholarship to Capital University, from which he graduated in 1974. On August 25, 1973, Bill married his high school sweetheart, the former Mary Jo Schlairet, who survives. He is also survived by his sons, William J. (Amy) of Columbus and J. Wesley (Tristan) of Columbus. Bill was a loving and protective father and a very proud grandfather to Wyatt, the light of his life. He was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his next two grandchildren, Amelia and William (Billy) Haberman, V. Bill is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Mark A. of Dublin, Shannon of Delaware, Mary Alice Cheek of Cincinnati, Michael A. of New Philadelphia and Theresa Taylor of Delaware, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a former member of St. Mary Parish in Marion and St. Edward the Confessor Parish in Granville. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 671 in Marion. Bill spent his management career at Marion Power Shovel and Fulfillment Corporation of America in Marion and as Regional Director for Paychex, Inc. in Columbus. Special thanks to Ohio Health Hospice, Tom and Jane (Schlairet) Manley of Marion, Tim and Maura Schlairet of Valdosta (GA), and Mike and Sandy Schlairet of Columbus, for their tremendous care and support during the last weeks of Bill’s life. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Ohio Health Hospice, 800 McConnell Drive, Columbus, OH 43214. At Bill’s request, no visitation will be held. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 11:30 am at St. Mary Church, 251 North Main Street, Marion, OH with Father Thomas Buffer presiding. A celebration of Bill’s life will commence immediately thereafter at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1232 E. Center Street, Marion, OH. Gunder/Hall & Folk Funeral Directors are completing arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have fond memories of working at the Cash & Carry with Bill.

  • Mary Jo, Will, Wes, Amy & Tristan … my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire Haberman family.

  • Our sincere sympathy to the Haberman family! We know that this is a great lose to each of you. Bill will be remembered in a Sunday mass which we will have arranged at Resurrection Parish in Solon, Ohio. May all the cherished memories and care of family and friends help you through this time. With our sincere sympathy! The Ames’ Family

  • Shannon, I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Words cannot adequately express the deep sorrow I am feeling for your loss. I pray that the days and weeks ahead will bring a lighter load for you to bear and that you will eventually be filled with wonderful memories of a great father, grandfather, friend, and most admirable individual! God bless you all!

  • We’ve been thinking of you all often thru the last week – and will continue to send love and healing in the coming days and months. Bill was clearly an adored man, who enjoyed life to it’s fullest! What a blessing that he was able to see so much more of life than initially expected with his diagnosis – and that he was able to let go when it was time. Of course there will be many moments when you miss him in this upcoming year…and how beautiful that you’ll also have two more of his grandchildren entering the world this year – bringing joy, and a bit of of him with them. Big hugs to all during this time of transition. Love, Emily, Andy, & Lulu

  • We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike…we are so deeply sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May Angels walk with you today and always! God Bless you all! Love, Mike & Suzy Peters

  • Haberman family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so thankful to have known Bill. He loved talking about his sweet beautiful wife and wonderful children. He was just a delightful man who will be missed. Janet Bowman

  • Dear Mary Jo, Wes, Wil and family, We are so very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our prayers and sympathy go out to your entire family.

  • I was deeply saddened to hear of Bill’s passing. My heart felt condolences to you and your family.

  • Dear Jo and family, Mike and I are saddened to hear of Bills passing. We both remember him as a wonderful kind man who treated everyone he met with respect and dignity. The world has lost a true gentleman. Our prayers are with you all and we wish we lived closer so we could attend the funeral. May God bless you all, Love, Mike and Chris

  • Bill was such a kind and generous man. I am sorry for your loss. Beth Jones, Newark, Ohio

  • Mike… It doesn’t seem that long ago when you and I were cheering on our heroes (our big brothers) during their years in high school. You were, and I am sure continue to be, proud of your brother Bill. Even though we are in our 50s, we still look to them as leaders. They have greatly influenced who we are. I am sorry for your loss but I am sure you will continue on the Haberman legacy. We pray for peace and that you would feel the presence of Christ. Please remember that even when things get tough, He can still be trusted. Class of 76… The class of the little brothers.

  • Mary Jo – I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing – you are in my prayers . Love. Nancy

  • Mary Jo, Sorry to hear of your loss of Bill. Dianne & I will be praying for you in this time of transition as the Lord brings you to mind. Take care.

  • Jo, Mike & Family, I am so sad for your loss. I loved Bill and have so many great memories. I am so sorry I couldn’t be there but I was out of the country. I hope to talk to you both sometime soon. With Much Love, Jeff