American Veteran 09

William E. "Baldy" Wright

August 20, 1929 ~ July 26, 2019 (age 89)


William E. “Baldy” Wright, 89, of Wooster, died Friday, July 26, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice.

Friends may call Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Roberts Funeral Home-Sherwood Chapel, Wooster.  Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 am at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Samide officiating.  Burial will be at Sherwood Memorial Gardens, where military rites will be held. Online tributes may be made at Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

William was born August 20, 1929 in Massillon, Ohio to Bert and Thelma {Brenner} Wright.

He graduated from The Ohio State University. William served in the US Army, 82nd Airborne during the Korean Conflict.

He married Philomena Catherine Grande on November 3, 1956. She died June 1, 2015.

William was the Chief Building Official for the City of Wooster Division of Building Standards, retiring in 1995. He was a member of Central Christian Church. William was a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion Post #68. He was an avid gardener and liked to hunt and fish.  William loved to spend time with his family, including Saturday breakfast at the Elks Lodge.  He faithfully supported his granddaughter Mariah’s passion for horses.

William will be deeply missed by his children Stephen Wright of Wooster and Janel Wright and her husband Terry Philley of Anchorage, Alaska; grandchildren Aja (Aaron) Carver, Victoria (John) McLaughlin, Mariah Wright, Sarah (Kyle) Sawyer and Jacob Corrigan; great-grandchildren Isabella, Liam, Landon, and Amelia Sawyer.

William was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Philomena

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July 29, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel
7067 Cleveland Rd PO Box 761
Wooster, OH 44691

Funeral Service
July 30, 2019

11:00 AM
Roberts Funeral Home - Sherwood Chapel
7067 Cleveland Rd PO Box 761
Wooster, OH 44691


Ohio's Hospice LifeCare
1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691
Tel: 1-800-884-6547

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