OBITUARY

William Ralph Gayneau

October 3, 1963August 25, 2021
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William Ralph Gayneau, 57, died on August 25, 2021. Bill was born on October 3, 1963, in Cleveland Ohio, the son of Eileen Corrigan Gayneau and Ralph Gayneau, both deceased. He was the youngest of four children and is survived by his siblings James, Patricia, John, their spouses, and many nieces, nephews and cousins As a developmentally challenged baby, he was welcomed, loved, and supported by loving family and friends all throughout his childhood. He spent his later years in group homes, but was always an integral part of family life at home. He enjoyed family gatherings, holidays, and birthday celebrations. In his younger years he participated in the Special Olympics for basketball several times. He also loved working, particularly for Habitat for Humanity. These last few years of Billy’s life were a testament to the ability of the human spirit to endure despite unbearable challenges. His person and his spirit will be missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to: St. Jude Children’s Hospital (stjude.org) Ronald McDonald House (rmhc.org)

Funeral Services As Follows: Visiting Hours, September 14, 2021 6:00-8:00p.m. at Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd. Fairview Park, Ohio 44126.

Visitation September 15, 2021, 11:00a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Funeral Mass, September 15, 2021,12:00p.m. ET, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 5891 Ridge Rd. Parma, Ohio 44129.

Mass will also be live streamed. (stcharlesonline.org).

Face masks strongly encouraged.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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William Ralph Gayneau

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Joesph and Francene Carlantone

September 14, 2021

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Billy. He looked so happy with his self-portrait which was very good.

Mary Nackley

September 12, 2021

Such fond memories we have of Billy at our family picnics. Billy was always so friendly; he loved to chat with all the cousins, aunts, and uncles in attendance. He was a special young man in so many nice ways.

Greg and I are so sorry for your loss. I know Eileen is waiting to welcome Billy with open arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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