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William "Bill" Kneale

August 23, 1933 ~ April 19, 2020 (age 86)


William “Bill” Edwin Kneale. 86. passed away peacefully Sunday April 19, 2020 at the Arbors of Stow, of natural causes. Bill was born August 23, 1933 in Akron, to his proud parents, William E. Kneale Sr and Pauline (Sanford) Kneale.

Survivors of the immediate family include his older sister Pat Kotti of North Augusta, SC; sister-in-law, Patty (DiMauro) Kneale of Hastings, NE; brother-in-law, Al Bowman of Kent; daughter, Mindy Kneale and partner John Sone of Akron; sons, William “Ed” (Cindy) Kneale of Hudson, FL, Reed (Michele) Kneale of Upper St. Claire, PA, Michael “Mak” (Julie) Kneale of Stow; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Proceeded in passing Bill are his parents; beloved wife, Mabel (Bennett); brother, Michael S. Kneale; and sister, Mary Kneale.

Bill led a charmed life, marrying his childhood sweetheart Mabel Bennett in 1952. Their marriage lasted 62 years as Mabel departed, only to greet him again. His high school exploits included many honors in sports as he exhibited leadership by example. His spare time hobbies included music, wood carving, golf, and playing euchre with friends. He was a direct descendent of the Mayflower families, boasting three ancestors from the 1620 landing in Plymouth, MA.

He unselfishly provided for his family, consistently raising four independent children. Bill’s was a radar technician in the Air Force, earning the rank of Master Sargent. Bill worked in sales and management, and always put people first. He was always looking out for his team and what was best for them. He retired to Florida when he was 62. Bill and Mabel enjoyed long and healthy golden years in the, Florida sun, near their son, Ed.

His family would like to express their grateful thanks to the Veteran's Administration and to The Arbors Stow as they supported Bill 100%, excellent care was given.

Due to Public Health concerns, a memorial service and reception in Kent, at a later date. Services in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.Please contact Reed Kneale,, 724.880.0233. for further details.

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