William (Bill) A. Lemanski, 64

William (Bill) A Lemanski, 64, of Ellport, died unexpectedly in the emergency room of the Ellwood City Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 2012.

Born June 23, 1948 in Ellwood City, PA, he was the son of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Pertile) Lemanski. He was married to Ramona “Cookie” Agostinelli on Aug 23, 1969, who survives.

Bill began his career as a high school science teacher and football coach at Beaver High School. He then pursued a career in sales and marketing for McCarl’s in Beaver Falls, Ragnar Benson Construction Co. of Chicago, IL, then Wallbridge Construction Co. of Detroit, MI. He was currently doing Business Development nationally for Worley Parsons Engineering and Construction.

Bill graduated from Lincoln High School in 1966 and from Shippensburg University where he graduated in 1970. While attending Shippensburg he was the captain of the football team and a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity.

Bill enjoyed fishing, hunting, cooking, golf and his grandchildren’s sports. He golfed for many years in the DDD Golf League and the White Eagles Golf League. His most cherished moments were the times that he spent with his family. He enjoyed more than anything attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.

He is survived by 2 daughters – Julie, and husband, Kevin Dambach of Fombell, Amy, and husband, Eric Barlow of Ellwood City, sister – Mary Ellen, and husband, Joseph Camera of New Castle; 2 brothers – Robert, and wife, Bambi Lynn Lemanski, Richard, and wife, Mona Lemanski of Carlisle; 5 grandchildren- Jason, Austin, and Madison Dambach, and Marina and Erica Barlow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws Albert and Mary Agostinelli and a sister Patty Lemanski.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 8, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church on October 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Angel Fund at Holy Redeemer School.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Bill touched the lives of so many people. He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

41 thoughts on “William (Bill) A. Lemanski, 64

  1. I have not seen Bill in many years but Bill was a major part of my college days. Those good memories of our days as Theta Chi’s, pledging together, sharing fun experiences, and supporting each other during the trying times, formed for me a lifelong friendship. Bill was one of those special people who cared about those around him and one who was loyal to his friends. I’m very sad by his passing and my heart felt sympathy goes out to Cookie and his entire family. He was a great person. Denny Spisak

  2. Dear Cookie, Julie, Amy, Mary Ellen, Bob and Rick and families,

    We don’t even know what to say we are in such shock at the loss of Bill. Growing up he was like a watchful big brother for me, not just my cousin. My childhood memories of all the good days just flood my mind. My heart hearts for all of you and the family. We pray that good memories will help carry you through this time of saddness. God Bless.
    Love you all,
    Dottie and Chuck

  3. Cookie, Julie, Amy & all of their families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill was a kind, generous, loving man. We considered him part of our own family. He was very passionate about life, and especially his family. He is in Gods hands now and will be taken care of in a special way only God knows how to provide. Until we meet again Bill, may God bless you with eternal happiness, peace and love.

    Love jim & Tiffany Jucha and Family

  4. My condolences to Mr. Lemanski’s family, I will remember him from Beaver High School, a teacher, mentor, coach & friend. May your memories heal your hearts, as he has touched many through his years. God bless.

    Deb Nail Wilson
    Class of ’73
    Beaver High School

  5. Dear Cookie and family, Our hearts are saddened for your great earthly loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. We wish we were there to help lesson your pain in some way. Please know your are in our hearts and our prayers. May our great Lord comfort you and keep you as only He can. Our love to all, amos and cookie

  6. Cookie, Bimbo, and family, I was shocked and saddened to get the news about Bill. I was hoping to see him and you at the reunion. I can’t express how much I cared for him and how grateful I was to both of you for forgiving me my awful slight all those years ago. God bless you and help you find peace in the memories of one the nicest and most decent people I’ve ever known.

  7. My thoughts are with the Lemanski family during the very difficult time. Mr. Lemanski was a gentleman and a nice person to be around when I was growing up. I hope Julie and her family can find some solace in knowing that Mr. Lemanski was admired by many people.

  8. We are very saddended by the loss of Bill. I enjoyed the time I worked with Bill and valued his friendship. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s family.

    The Apostolik Family

  9. Dear Cookie and family – we were very saddened to hear of your great loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May his soul and all the souls of the faifthful departed rest in peace.

  10. Dear Mrs. Lemanski,
    I’m a teacher at Beaver high and taught with Bill many years ago. He was a great person to be around with that contagious smile of his. I remember many fond memories of the time we spent together. You have my sincere condolences for your loss. I’m sure he will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
    Lou Naccarato

  11. Dear Cookie (and family),
    I am shocked and sorrowed to read about Bill’s death. You have my deepest sympathy. Its always sad to lose classmates, but your relationship was special. Prayers and hugs,

  12. To Bill’s Brother Bob and his family:

    So sorry on the passing of your brother, I know it is getting harder the older we get as to losses we are going through. May you have peace in knowing that Bill is walking the golden streets of Heaven with our Heavenly Father and all those that have gone before him.

    Deepest Sympathy
    Coral Schantz Bollinger
    Class of 1968.

  13. I had the pleasure of working with Bill during the early periods of the union of the Ragnar Benson company with Walbridge. Bill was knowledgable with both the clients and the type of work, we pursued together. I enjoyed working with him, he was a great professional and will be missed in the industry.

    My condolences to the family, Gerard “Gary” Stevenson

  14. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all, praying for God’s peace to find you and guide in the days to come. If we can do anything please, let us know.

    Love and Prayers,
    Patti, Jeff, Victor, and Mackenzie Otlowski

  15. From all the Centers and Guards Mr Wild Bill Lemanski taught , coached and mentor during the years 73,74,75 at Beaver High, I would like to thank him. He was a great man. I remember the time we were playing against Freedom during the fall of 73. Wild Bill came out of the locker room dressed out with full football gear along with ” WHITE SHOES” . He wanted us to have the total look of the qb we were to face that FRIDAY NIGHT. What a moment seeing him running for his life trying to get around end with out being smashed by one of the players. Wild Bill always went that extra mile to make sure we all got what he was trying to get across. He touched the hearts and the head gears of a lot of great players in his time. I will deeply miss him and will always call him a friend. Thanks Wild Bill!!! Jamie Shallcross Oakridge North, Tx. Class of “76”.

  16. Cookie:
    I was shocked to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill and I hadn’t talked to one another since he left Walbridge. I often asked about him through Tim Underwood. He an I had our differences when it came to politics and work, but I always considered him a very close friend. I will always remember the time we spent in California (LA and Palm Springs) in 2006. Again I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Cookie, Julie, Amy & all of your families,
    We are shocked and saddended to hear of Bill’s passing. He was such a nice guy. Your children were blessed to have such a devoted and loving grandfather. We hope you find peace knowing he is in God’s hands and comfort in the lasting memories you’ve shared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Rob, Renea, Kelli & Christian Gaus

  18. Hold tight to memories for comfort,
    Lean on your friends for strength,
    And always remember how much you are cared about.

  19. Dear Cookie,
    Our deepest sympathy to you & your family over Bills passing. He will be surely missed by all who knew & loved him. I am unable to attend the viewing but our hearts & prayers are with you.
    Karl & Jean Ann Shoup

  20. Dear Cookie:
    I am very saddened by the loss of Bill. He had many friends and I was lucky enough to be one of them. I will remember Bill as always cheerful and full of positive energy that became contagious just to be around. You have my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sadness. God Bless.

  21. Dear Cookie, Julie, Amy and family:
    I can’t tell you how shocked and sad I am to hear about your loss. Bill and your family have always been my other family and I will never forget all the love and friendship he gave to me. You all and Bill have opened your lives up to me and my family over the years and I will always cherish my visits with him. I am so sorry that I cannot be there to pay my respects to Bill and to see all of you. You and your families are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Love, Dave, Bridget, Chad, and Vincent

  22. Dear Cookie and family, I am so sorry to hear this horrible news. Bill was always so great to me. I can just see him sitting in Mr. Gills’ chemistry class wearing his blue letter sweater and always doing something to make me laugh. Whenever I spent time with him, he always left me in a better mood. Bill knew just how to be a good friend. I am happy and grateful that Dave is flying back to be with you today, to sort of represent Jimmy Demark and Bill Donnelley and Bundy and me and whoever else loved Bill but can’t make it. We are all thinking of you. Sad sad day.
    Pete Helling

  23. Much sympathy to the family of Mr. Lemanski. We at Beaver High School adored him. My husband and I were just reminiscing about really good teachers we had experienced, and Mr. Lemanski was on both of our lists! Not only was he knowledgeable and interesting as a Social Studies teacher, he was fair. I also had the privilege of having him as a Driver’s Ed. Instructor. He was so calm, and sometimes we would be rewarded by stopping to pick up donuts. We are saddened to hear of his passing, but thankful to have known such a fine man.
    God Bless, Janey I. & Cliff Conklin

  24. Julie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. May God’s peace be with you and comfort you all.
    Charlene, Mike, Abby and Emma Kennedy

  25. Dear Lemanski Family:
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Coach Lemanski. I am one of the many young men that Coach has an impact on during our playing days at Beaver High. He was a dedicated coach, unique motivator, fine teacher, and fun to be around. He was also my Driver’s Education teacher and we shared many laughs during our educational travels.
    Mike Ellsworth
    Beaver High School Class of 1979

  26. Dear Cookie, Julie Amy and family,

    I was so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God continue to strengthen you each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you!
    Pam and Frank Miloszewsk & daughters

  27. Cookie,Julie and Amy,
    We had been out of town and upon our return, I learned of Bill’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. Having known Bill since grade school, I can honestly say that he was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My deepest condolences to your entire family.

  28. I graduated with Cookie and Bill from Lincoln in 1966. I remember that both of these wondeful people always had a kind word for everyone. Bill was a football star but never let that go to his head. My condolences to the Lemanski family for the loss of their loved one.

    Dr. Bill Raffetto
    Deer Park, Texas

  29. Amy, Julie & Family,
    With our deepest sympathy with the sudden loss of your Dad. I have fond memories of him during my high school years, he has always been a great guy and he will be missed by all who ever knew him.
    Mike & Renae Hughes & children

  30. My deepest sympathy to your family. I graduated from Lincoln two years ahead of Bill and although he was one of the “young guys” on the football team, we all liked him a lot. He was a fine man and I and a lot of other old Wolverines are saddened by his passing.


  31. Cookie and family. What a shock it was to hear of Bill’s passing. I have fond memories
    of him and you back in our highschool days. Praying that God will comfort you and that the
    memories of Bill willl see you through this very sad time.
    With deep sympathy.
    Ceci Martini

  32. Cookie, Julie, Amy, MaryEllen, and family,
    I know there are no words that can ever take away the pain of losing someone so special. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill was a wonderful man and always such a joy to be around at the family gatherings.

  33. My brother Jeff and I both remember ‘Wild Bill’. He was one of those teachers that stands out in your mind many years after high school. My condolences to his family.

  34. Cookie and the whole Lemanski family,,

    So saddened by your loss. I drove past your house a few times last summer when I visited Ellwood and kinda was remembering Maria in my thoughts when i passed by. I did not find out you and Bill were living there till I returned to Florida… So sorry I did not know you were living there. I hadn’t seen Bill since 1968. My deepest sympathy…

    Ed Alford – class of 68 –

  35. I am sadly noting my deepest sympathy to the Lemanski family on Bill’s passing. He was personable, hard working, and a great guy. I am so sorry for your loss.

  36. to our pap up there we all miss you so much and cant wait to see you one day.my mom always tells me that pap wont forget you and I know you wont I always hear you saying to me did I tell you something to me I love you I love you to pap and grandma mommy and Julie and your five grandchildren well 5 including me I love you and will see you someday

  37. I miss you so much I was sitting here thinking of all of the wonderful times we had you were there for me when I needed you pap I still cant belive you are gone I cant remember your voice I cant wait to hear it again by the why Jason and Austin are doing amazing in football e d Maddie love cheer and softball and marina is doing good in soccer we love and miss you pap-Jason Austin Maddie Marina and Erica

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