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Official Obituary of

William "Bill" Ellenberger

October 24, 1938 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old

William "Bill" Ellenberger Obituary

William "Bill" Ellenberger, age 85, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2024. Devoted husband of Susan "Sue" (nee Long); loving father of Karen Maxwell (David) and Allison Ellenberger; Gramps to Evelyn and Henry Maxwell. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest L. and Elsie E. Ellenberger; step-mother Janette Ellenberger; brother, Robert Ellenberger (Louise, surviving), and former spouse Arlene (nee Huerster).

Throughout his life Bill gave of his time and talents to help others. He was generous and kind-always willing to help plant a garden, build a house, and patiently assist anyone in need. Bill was a craftsman and loved working with his hands, including building pipe organs.  He loved nature and spending time outdoors-biking, hiking, and gardening. Bill was a lifelong musician-playing piano and organ in various churches in northeast Ohio for 70 years, and accompanying and collaborating with countless musicians. 

Bill was a friend to all he met.  He will be deeply missed.

Friends will be received at Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home, 8150 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, OH 44141 on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 3-7 pm. Bill's memorial service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2141 5th St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 11:00 am.

Memorial donations in Bill's name are suggested to your local Habitat for Humanity or at

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February 2, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nosek-McCreery Funeral Home
8150 Brecksville Rd.
Brecksville, OH 44141

Memorial Service
February 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Reemer Lutheran Church
2141 5th Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221


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