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“Bill was a part time neighbor of mine down in Fort Myers. He was an amazing man and I enjoyed the many afternoons and evenings that we spent in the...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jacob Hutchings - Fort Myers, FL

“I have known Bill for over 40 years in the pigeon hobby and have judged many shows with him in Ohio and Indiana. He will be missed in the hobby and...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Lee Faecking - Parma Hts, OH

“Bill was a co-worker at Twist Drill on E. 49th Street. Very nice person and had many friends. Sorry to hear of his passing. My sympathy to Mrs. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Hilde Kobetitsch - Streetsboro, OH

“Bill was a good guy and a good friend. We were pigeon buddies and he always looked after rare breed pigeons and the Rare Breed Pigeon Club. Bill will...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Scott Amo - Cement City, MI

“Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Johnson-Romito Funeral Homes - OH

“It is with heavy heart to learn of the unexpected loss of Bill. Though we are across the miles and unable to be with you at this time know that you...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Ken, Pam & Kevin Lahn - OH

“Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father. May your fond memories and the peace that God gives comfort and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: TB - Cleveland, OH

“I have many fond memories of Bill from the pigeon shows. Bill always had the best quality show pigeons and was also one of the best pigeon judges in...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Hitchlock - Parma, OH

“We are so sorry to lose our good neighbor Bill. He will be missed. To Sandy and the boys...may great memories of time you spent together keep him...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Carol and Greg Heffner - FL

“Sandy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Carol Quinn - Massillon, OH

“So sorry to hear this unexpected news. Our thoughts and love are with you. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Anita diomede - Strongsville, OH

“Fly high my friend ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Brad Endl - Milton, WI - Friend

“Sandy, to you and kids ! ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Tammy Heffernan - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“Bill was a very good pigeon man and a great competitor...a good friend and a mentor to many...we will miss you Bill, be free!!! ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Jeff Wozniak - Linwood, MI

“I met Bill through a common hobby of raising birds. He was the most genuinely nicest person I have ever had the pleasure to call a friend. His...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Christi Bringe - Beloit, WI

“I met Bill through a common hobby of raising birds. He was the most genuinely nicest person I have ever had the pleasure to call a friend. His...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Christi Bringe - Beloit, WI

“Sandy, Hedy, Lori, Ryan, Chris, Mike, John, Willy, and the entire Hetzel Family,We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, father,...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Dorothy and Rick Dudas - Medina, OH

WILLIAM HETZEL, age 74. Beloved husband of Sandy (nee Dudas). Loving father of Hedy Laverdiere (Scott), Lori Zuppe (Tony), Ryan (fiancé Debbie), Christopher, John, Michael and Willy. Cherished grandfather of 6. Dear brother of Manfred Blum (Marie). Also survived by nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Funeral services Saturday December 2, 2017 at the funeral home 10:00AM. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery Peninsula, Ohio. The family will receive friends FRIDAY 4 – 8 PM at THE JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME, 99 W. AURORA ROAD RT. 82 (1 MILE WEST OF RT. 8). To leave a favorite memory please go to