Bill had served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was involved with Boy Scouts of America for over 75 years, and was a professional Scouter for over 30 years. Bill took great pride in mentoring young men. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria. Bill enjoyed writing, and was an avid reader who read two newspapers every day. He also enjoyed retirement in Las Vegas for over 25 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen M. Schreiber of Kansas, Mary Ellen Shoemaker (Frank Santoro) of Elyria; son, Kenneth C. of Oregon, additional survivors include four grandchildren, Howard Lynch (Bonnie), Sam, Katie and Casey Schreiber; sister, Bernice Schlagel of Louisville, Kentucky; and three great grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Catherine; son, William H. (Sally); and his parents, William and Katherine (nee Muckeleauer) Schreiber.
Memorial Service will be 11 A.M., Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626, where the family will receive friends from 10 A.M., Wednesday until time of service. Rev. Fr. Albert Veigas, Pastor of St. Agnes Church will officiate. V.F.W. Post #1079 will provide full military honors at the funeral home following memorial service. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions in Bill’s memory can be sent to St. Agnes Catholic Church, 611 Lake Ave., Elyria, OH 44035.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com.