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Monday August 19th, 2019
10:30am - 12:30pm

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Monday August 19th, 2019

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William J. Liska

William J. Liska, 77, passed away peacefully Sunday, August 11, 2019.

William was born in Cleveland, OH, to the late William and Theresa (Holb) Liska and lived in the Akron area most of his life.  He proudly began serving our countryin the US Navy in 1960 and after 35 years of decorated service he honorably retired from the Naval Reserves as a Chief Radioman in 1995. He earned an Associate degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice Technology from the University of Akron.  He then faithfully served his community for more than 30 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office from 1980 through his retirement from fulltime service in 2005 with the rank of Sargent and continued his service as a Special Deputy until just a few years ago.  He enjoyed achieving the highest levels of firearms proficiency and marksmanship with many gold and silver medals to prove it.  He also enjoyed playing golf and had an Ace (hole-in-one) to prove that.  In addition to his life well lived as an officer, a gentleman, and a high achiever he was a world-class husband, father, grandfather, brother, family man and friend to many who were lucky to have him in their lives and who will miss and remember him dearly.

In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his brother, Frank Liska, sister-in-law Phyllis; and brother-in-law, Joe Sutter.  He is survived by loving wife of 58 years, Mary Jo Liska; sons, William (Jeanann), Michael (Tony) and David Liska; grandchildren, Courtney, Cassandra, Kaitlin, Jamie, Kaela and Amanda; sisters,Patricia (Loren) Rahn, Mary Sutter and Theresa (Jeff) Payne; brothers, John (Sue) and Paul (Karen) Liska; and many other loving family and friends.

Visitation will be Monday, August 19, 2019, 10:30 am - 12:30 at Hennessy-Bagnoli-Moore Funeral Home (corner of N. Main St. and Mildred Ave.).  William’s Committal Service will be Monday, 2:00 pm at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawige Road, Seville, OH 44273.

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MaryJo, prayers for you and your sons. Ill miss my shuffle board buddy.

Diane Porter Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

MaryJo and sons, so sorry for your loss. Ill miss my shuffle board buddy.

Diane Porter Aug 20 2019 12:00 AM

A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on August 19, 2019

With deep empathy for the Liska Family and in honor of a good friend who will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you. Jeff and Joyce Crocker

Expression of Sympathy Aug 19 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Mr. Bills passing. I have many fond memories with him and family. My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time. With love and sympathy, Teresa Ferrise

Teresa Ferrise Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Sue and Gary Speizer send our deepest sympathy to Mary Jo, children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers of Bill. He was a great guy!. The Liska family is very special to us because of the many times Frank and Phyllis included us in Liska events. We have many wonderful memories of Bill and the rest of the Liska Family. We hope that your time with him will be remembered with the love he shared with us all!

Sue and Gary Speizer Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

Dear Mary Jo and family - So sorry to hear to hear about Bill and my sympathies to the entire family on your loss. He left a loving family and a lifetime of memories. God bless.

Norma Fox Horwitz Aug 18 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Liska

John Back & Family Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

This is Rick Lindgren, valet, Summa Hosp. North Entrance. I looked forward to both Bill and his brother showing up for Bill's treatment every Friday. The three of us only talked briefly, but I was extremely proud to have met two true heroes. I am sure their parents were extremely proud of them, as was their entire family. Very sorry for your loss, but congradulations on a life very well lived, God Bless.

Rick Lindgren Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

A GARDEN PATH was ordered on August 13, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

Will definitely miss you Bill. Love, peace and blessings to you and Mary Jo.
Joyce Burton

Joyce Burton Aug 12 2019 12:00 AM

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