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William C. Hindman, 85, passed away January 5, 2024. Born in Akron, OH, William was the son of William Carrington Sr. and Christine Bell (Fye) Hindman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rozanne; son, Steve Hindman; and sister, Marlene Lemley. He is survived by his daughters, Susan (E. Jay) Robson and Marilea Hindman-Kistler, his daughter-in-law Tiffany Hindman, and step-sons Jim (Mary) Dejak and Jeff (Delores) Dejak. William is survived by many grandchildren; Claire, Carter, Bella, Mack, Sydney, Alexandra, Aimee, Elizabeth, and Abby, and great grand daughters Ava and Kallie. William is also survived by beloved dog Rascal and cats, Emily and Alex.
A beacon of the recovery community for 44 years, William (Bill) dedicated his life to helping others through his unwavering commitment to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). His story became an inspiration to many, and he took immense pride in supporting those on the path to recovery.
His daughters would most like their father to be remembered for the way he extended his heart to animals. He was an ardent lover of all creatures, known for his rotating door of stray and rescued pets. Ever the advocate, he even prepared squirt guns to protect bird food from opportunistic squirrels.
Bill coached youth football in Jackson Township, excelled at hobby woodworking, enjoyed the outdoors, and loved fishing. He shared his passion for adventure with his children through ice skating, tobogganing, and thrilling (albeit dangerous) donut rides in the car during winter.
His culinary escapades ranged from burning burgers on the grill to crafting gourmet breakfast spreads. Bill's weekend breakfasts were legendary, and his daughters fondly recall waking up to the tantalizing aroma of a hearty morning feast.
A connoisseur of humor, Bill lit up every room, turning even the simplest moments into opportunities for laughter. Never without his beloved Diet Rite soda, he was a man of simple pleasures, and his quirky preferences added to his unique charm.
In the hearts of those who knew him, William's enduring legacy is one of love, laughter, and a deep connection to the world around him. His sense of humor and soft spot for animals remained steadfast until his last moments, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to know him.
As we bid farewell to "Wild Bill", let us celebrate the remarkable life of a man who found joy in the laughter and love that made his journey extraordinary.
A private family burial will be held at Canal Fulton Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society in the name of William Hindman.
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