William H Farwick

May 21, 1931May 17, 2013

William Harold “Bill” Farwick, age 81, of Louisville, OH passed away on Friday, May 17, 2013. He was born on May 21, 1931 in Canton, OH to the late Joseph and Grace (Riley) Farwick.

Bill attended Central Catholic High School and was a US Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War. He worked at Macomber Steel for 22 years and retired from Conrail. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Canton where he taught CCD. Bill held membership with the Fraternal Order of Eagles; Elks BPOE, and as a 3rd degree knight with Knights of Columbus. He will be remembered as an avid sports fan who enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, gardening, traveling and camping.

He is survived by his children, Karen (Farwick) Ross, Michael Farwick, Marie (Farwick) and Doran Zustin of Louisville, OH, Susan (Farwick) and Richard Mackey of Ill., James and Cindi (Giambi) Farwick of Ill., Kevin Farwick of Louisville, OH; grandchildren, Susan Nagel, Sean Zustin, Marc Zustin, Christopher Farwick, Michael Vincent Farwick, and Stephen Farwick; five great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnne Siber, Patricia Wagner, Veronica (Merle) Roemer, and Mary (James) Rocci; and brother, Raymond Farwick.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Irene Mary Farwick, whom he married in Calumet, MI on September 12, 1951; brothers, Robert “Bobby” and Joseph “Donnie” Farwick; sisters-in-law, Nadine Farwick, Rita Farwick; brothers-in-law, Gene Siber and Ralph Wagner; and mentor, Uncle Albert (Mary) Farwick.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 833 39th St. NW, Canton, with Rev. Fr. Ed Stafford officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 4-7pm in the Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The family extends much gratitude to the Sisters and Nurses of Mercy Hospice. In addition the family thanks all the 7th and 8th floor Staff and Doctors at Mercy Medical. All our prayers and memories are with our Dad.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 22, 2013

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May 24, 2013




May 21, 2013

The Farwick Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you today. I remember many times in Mr. & Mrs. Joe Farwicks kitchen playing euchre and enjoying each others company. Everyone was involved with 2 or 4 tables going at a time. Too, Too many good times to mention. Bill was always apart of those memorable times. What a great time in my life that I will never forget. Bill was a great guy, always friendly and with a good joke.

Thinking of you all at this time,
Neighbor always,

Ron "Porky" Wagner

Mike Humbert

May 21, 2013

Michael, Marie and families
Very sorry to read of your fathers passing. My sympathy to you and your families.

May 21, 2013

To Susan and Richard Mackey, all family members and friends, please know that our hearts and prayers are with you during this time of grieving. May God provide comfort and strength to you, knowing that we care. Do not let your hearts be troubled, Trust in God...John 14.4 Sincerely, Nick and Carolyn Hyser

Tom Carroll

May 21, 2013

I met Bill at Conrail,I was just out of High School,we would play cribbage at lunch everyday,he also took me to Spring Valley where we would play golf,and poker every Saturday.He took me under his wing and taught me how to golf.Bill was a true friend,who loved his family above all else.Thanks Bill for all the great memories.

Jim & Ida (Tenaglia) Warner

May 21, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are
with the entire Family of Bill Farwick during this sorrowful time. May he rest in peace.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by
the love and support of family and friends.
Memories are the legacy of love of which you will reflect on as the days go by.

I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one; I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is gone. I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times, and laughing times, and bright and sunny days. I'd like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun, of happy memories that I leave when life is done... reading his obituary, he did just that.

Liquid Prayers
The tears flow freely down my cheek
each drop a silent word to speak
Sometimes when it is too hard to pray
my tears know just the words to say...
I thank You, God, for tears that fall
I thank You, God, that You see them all
the words are silent, but they are there...
Each one a silent, liquid prayer.
(Author Unknown)

Psalm 56:8
Thou hast taken account of my
Wanderings; put my tears in Thy
Bottle; are they not in Thy book

The Tenaglia and Farwick families
attended St. Pauls' school in the NE end of Canton-our families lived in that area and we knew the family. Since both of our Families were large, we all had a Tenaglia or Farwick kid in our class. Nice Memories.

Samuel Joseph Farwick

May 20, 2013

Uncle Bill thanks for the forearms and teaching me how to do pushups the right way. Say hi to mom and dad for me in Heaven. Love you, Sam Farwick

Tom Shaw

May 20, 2013

Sorry to hear about your Dad's passing, Jim. Our prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Look me up sometime, I'm still in Lakeland.

Jane Spear

May 20, 2013

Such a wonderful man--a typical St. Paul's "boy" who could be a little ornery, hard-working and just the best. You will all be in my heart and prayers. I am so sad for your loss--and all of ours. I will always see him sitting behind me at St. Paul's and singing so beautifully during Mass, and treasure that memory.

Rita Jo Farwick Lysack

May 19, 2013

Thanks for being the coolest uncle ever. Thanks for teaching me to whistle real loud like a boy. Thanks for the $10 you left on our Christmas tree for all of us. (It was like winning the lottery) Thanks for the egg cartons full of golf balls and thanks for showing Sam how to get 'Popeye' arms. You were an awesome man and now you will join our parents in Gods heavenly kingdom. I love you Uncle Bill.