BROWNING, William J.

In Memorial

William J. BROWNING Age 79.  Beloved son of the late Earl H. Sr., and Lucile.  Loving brother of Earl H. of Texas and Mary Ann Browning Ford of California.  Dearest friend of Roberta Pesek.  Dear uncle, cousin and friend to many.  US Navy Veteran. 

Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Ridge and Snow) FRIDAY 2-4 AND 6-8 p.m. 

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  1. Maureen Hendricks on March 20th, 2013 1:23 pm

    I’m so saddened by Bill’s passing. During the 42 years I’ve known him, he was always kind and caring to those around him, he was always interested in anything you’d talk about with him, and he always let you know he wished you the best . He will be missed. Wishing God’s blessings on his loved ones, especially Bobbie to whom he was completely devoted, during this difficult time.

    With love,
    Maureen

  2. Gavrilescu Family( Mike, Lily, Cris and Julia) on March 20th, 2013 8:47 pm

    We can’t express the sadness and the shock we fell when we find out about Bill’s disappeareance. We had the pleasure to know Bill in 2003 when we moved at the Ranch Village, and he was our next door neighbor. I wishes that everybody to have a neighbor and a friend as Bill was for us. He love us as his family and never miss an important event or a birthday without sending cards and presents. Bill toghether with Roberta were our friends and even we moved from Parma Hts to Parma we keep visiting each other.
    We will miss him immensley! Love You and you will always be in our hearts! Lily, Mike, Cris and Julia.

  3. Laura Grabowski on March 21st, 2013 9:30 am

    Dear Browning Family,
    I just wanted to say how sorry I am to learn of your loss. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. I have also found the following promises to be very comforting John 5:28,29 and Rev. 21:4. It is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family at this time.

    Laura

  4. Jordan Elaine and ken on March 21st, 2013 1:54 pm

    Dearest Roberta, we always considered Bill as our neighbor also. We will miss his visits and kind conversation. Our sympathy to his family which he always spoke about. We know what a loss this will be for you Roberta as you lost your dearest friend. We are here for you. Ken and Elaine

  5. Schuler Family on March 21st, 2013 5:36 pm

    As the other condolences have mentioned, our family was deeply saddened at Bill’s passing. My son, Nicholas, and I are avid runners, too, and we would see him quite often on the Metroparks running path. He always had a kind conversation with us as we ran side by side. He went to the same Mass that we attended on Saturday’s at St. Bridget. I know how much he loved distributing Holy Communion to the parishioners. After Mass, it seems we would always have a conversation about sports or Nicholas’ activities or, really, anything. He was quite a talker and you always walked away with a smile on your face! I know he’s organizing a running club in Heaven right now. He will be missed! Condolences to Roberta and the family.

  6. Kanako on March 23rd, 2013 9:36 pm

    Dear Bill,

    Everytime,Thank you for your heart.Your warm smiles and voice kept me cheerful.I shall never forget you.

    Roberta,Roberta,I miss you. I am Japanese.From Japanese to English change is difficult for me. but,Please understand my heart. You are my sister. Everytime thinking of you.

    Kanako.

  7. Kanako Watano on March 23rd, 2013 9:50 pm

    Dear Bill,

    Thank you Bill,thank you for your heart.Everytime,Your smileand your voice kept me cheerful.I shall never forget you,Bill.

    Roberta,
    I miss you.I am Japanese.From Japanese to English,,,change is diffibult to me.but You are my sister.Everytime,thinking of you.

    Kanako.

  8. Amy Cline on March 25th, 2013 1:28 pm

    With deepest sympathies… It was my pleasure to meet Bill through my dear friend, Roberta, with whom I worked at The Cleveland Orchestra. Thoughts and prayers go out to Bill’s family and friends at this difficult time.

    Amy L. Cline

  9. Tony and Louise Melillo on April 3rd, 2013 8:02 am

    We have fond memories from the first days of our move to Parma Hts., during Thanksgiving week of 2004. Roberta, you graciously stopped by and introduced yourself, the first neighbor to do so, and welcomed us.
    Shortly afterward we met Bill. Not many days would go by that he was not running on the Parkway. He always stopped to say hello and
    ask how we were doing. Bill was a special guy and known to all of his friends on the running path. He’ll truly be missed.
    We know that his spirit is still out there running and we’ll think of him every day when we look out at the path.

  10. Clint D Sturgill on April 3rd, 2013 10:27 am

    I was sadden to hear of Bill passing this past Easter. I am a runner and for years I would see Bill along the trail and he would shout out my name and chat me up I used to run along with him and up until a few years ago he set a great pace. I was jogging the Metro Park trail on March 19th and ran into Bill walking and swinging his arms like he was still jogging. We stopped and chatted and he told me of an up coming run. I asked him if he was going to run it and he told me he no longer was a runner. I never new Bills last name until today when I asked a few people and some one from his church told me it was Browning. I was out today and still thought I would see him. Just knowing him was a good thing in my like. It was amazing how many people knew him and were sad to hear he had passed. My condolence to his family and his girlfriend.

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