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Guillaume Leady | Death notice |

William Leady, 84, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died December 28, 2021. He was born November 14, 1937 to the late Chris Leady and Ethyl Croyle.

Bill worked as a civil engineer in the western states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and Montana for over 40 years, before retiring in 2005. After his retirement, he and his wife Anna moved to Ohio where they were closer to their families. Bill loved fly fishing in the Rocky Mountains. He made his own rods and flies. He also enjoyed spending time hunting, watching and listening to football. It could have a TV, radio, and internet all playing different games at the same time and telling you everything that was going on. In his youth, he loved traveling and the vegetable garden.

He was the youngest of five boys and still loved to be with his brothers and often visited them. He served our country in the United States Air Force for 4 years (1955-1959) and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Bill married Lois Jennings in 1958 and they had 4 children. In 1972, he married Anna Scherff and brought together families of 7 children. They married until 2015, when Anna predeceased him in death.

His brother Dick told him after the death of 3 brothers: “Whoever is the last, remember to turn off the light. It’s good that you can’t daddy, but we remembered it for you.

He is survived by his children Mike (Melissa) Leady of Swanton, Ohio, John (Jackie) Leady of Weston, Ohio, Dale (Brenda) Leady of Toledo, Ohio and Kathy Engle of Bowling Green, Ohio, stepchildren Steve Rood of Colorado and Jody (Jim) Williams of Bowling Green, Ohio, 18 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and sister-in-law Norma Leady of Dowling, Ohio.

He was predeceased by his stepdaughter Debbie Warncke and brothers Ralph (Neisha) Leady, Robert (Martha) Leady, Dick (Ruth) Leady and Jim Leady.

A private funeral service will be held at Tontogany Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

Commemorative contributions can be made to Promedica Ebeid Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.