William Scullion

Obituary of William Scullion

William E. (Bill) Scullion died June 21, 2018 in Akron, Ohio at age 90.  Born in Paisley, Scotland on February 29, 1928 to William and Sarah Scullion, Bill grew up in Paisley and served in the Army with the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders in Palestine 1947-1948.  In 1952, Bill immigrated to Canada where he met Joyce Sinclair from Bridge of Weir, Scotland, in Toronto where they were married in 1954. They immigrated to the U.S. in 1955. With the full support and  encouragement of Joyce, Bill attended the University of Akron and graduated in 1960 with a major in Accounting.  They had a long and happy marriage until Joyce died in 1993.  Subsequently, he met Beverly Spaethe who was also widowed. They had a wonderful, loving relationship for 20 years until Beverly died in 2014. Bill cherished her memory. Bill was a loyal and dependable friend, lover, and companion and demonstrated his steadfast love, thoughtfulness, and respect for Beverly. His selflessness and kindness did not go unnoticed by her children. Bill considered himself to be very lucky and blessed by having three beautiful and smart women at the three main stages of his life....his mother, Joyce and Beverly.
Bill loved to golf and was an avid reader. Other pursuits he enjoyed over the years included coaching soccer, Sudoku, crosswords, gourmet baking, jam making and euchre. Bill had the innate ability to see humor in life and was so much fun to be around! He was a wonderful joke teller with the gift of impeccable timing. He was able to quote poems on a whim, too. He was often a "silent winner" on the Jeopardy show. Bill had the gift of striking up a conversation with strangers and would have them intrigued and smiling soon after. He was genuine in his concern for people in his life at the same time appreciating differences in others.
Bill had an interesting, happy and full life. He leaves behind two brothers and other relatives in Scotland, as well as many good and dear friends in the U.S. He hopes those who have known him have fond memories.
Cremation has taken place and at Bill's request, no services will be held. Since flowers are not an option, he suggests you buy a good bottle of wine and toast to him and his long and happy life and to all the many blessings that followed him.

But deep this truth impress'd my mind
Thro' all His works abroad
The heart benevolent and kind
The most resembles God.
          - Robert Burns

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