William Kavney English

February 17, 1931August 21, 2018

William Kavney English age 87, of Chesterland, OH passed away peacefully August 21, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Marlene English; and father of Tracey English, Tim (Michelle) English and Tom English. He graduated from Alliance High School, Bowling Green State University (undergrad) and John Carroll University (masters). He served in the Navy before returning to Northeast Ohio. He was employed as a teacher, principal, and occasional coach at various school districts in the area from 1954-2005 most recently Newbury and Ledgemont. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Family will receive visitors at St. Anselm Church, 12969 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland, OH at 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, along with his wife Marlene, at 11am, Friday, August 24. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for him during his illness.


  • In lieu of flowers please send any donations to The Alzheimer’s Association.


  • Visitation Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, August 24, 2018

William Kavney English

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Susan Kruger

August 28, 2018

Bill and Marlene were out walking their dog when we were viewing the house next door to them. They talked so positively about the street and everyone who lived there it made buying the house more comfortable. We were blessed to be their next door neighbors for 14 years.

Susan and Al Kruger

Joanne Frey

August 22, 2018

Mr. English was my sixth grade teacher at Hilltop school in the early 1960s. He was a wonderful teacher and I still remember him after all these years. I am so sorry for your loss.

Joanne Frey

Lee Walkey

August 22, 2018

Dear Tracey, Tim and Tom,
I am so sorry to hear of your parents’ passings. I was one of the many kids on Maplegrove who gravitated to your family’s yard, where we always felt cared for and welcomed. Your parents trusted me to be your babysitter occasionally; I was so honored! Bill and Marlene were amazing role models for all of us. I will always remember them - and you - with great fondness.
With deepest sympathy,
Lee Walkey Melius