Willard J. "Bill" Palmer

Died: November 30, 2019
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WILLARD J “BILL” PALMER age 81 of Brook Park passed away peacefully November 30, 2019 while surrounded by family. Bill is preceded in death by Carol, his beloved wife of 58 years. Loving father of Christine “Tina” (Scott) Raiff, Carleen “Carrie” (Steve) Kennedy, Phil “Mac” (Andrea Rocco), Patty Palmer, Shelly (Mark) Wolfinger, and Jen (Ray) Must. Dearest brother of John Palmer (deceased), Bob (Sally) Palmer, Judy (Tom)Grasson, Tom (Cheryl) Palmer, and Mary Palmer. Beloved Brother-in-law of Shirley (James) Schram, Jean (Bob) Pankuch, Rich (Marty) Brickman, Patty (Tom-deceased) Lawler, and Terry (Diana) Brickman. Cherished Grandfather of Doug (Kristi), Bill (Kathleen), Anthony, Elizabeth, Steve (Shanna), Chad (Hillary), Jill, Rob (Mirabela), Isabel, Jake, Sarah (Dan), Andrew, Kyle, Alyssa, Emma, Katelyn, Zack and Lexi. Great Grandfather of Chastity, Addy, Kendell, Jacob, Adam, Lilly, Carter, Abigail, Ella, Charlotte, and Amelia.

Veteran US Air Force. Bill is a proud 1956 graduate of St. Ignatius High School. He enjoyed golfing, gambling, and his quiet time on the swing in the backyard. He loved clambakes, a good game of pinochle, old classic movies, and vacations with his family and friends. He also loved all the Cleveland Sports Teams. Particularly the Tribe and the Browns. Bill witnessed first hand, the Brown’s win the ’64 Championship from his season ticket seats at the Old Municipal Stadium.

The family will receive friends in celebration of Bill’s life at Humenik Funeral Chapel 14200 Snow Rd Brook Park, 44142 on Wednesday December 4, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8PM.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Mary Queen of the Apostles Church, 6455 Engle Rd., Brook Park, on Thursday at 9:30AM. For those who wish, the family suggests contributions to Hospice Services of Southwest General, 18697 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Hts., OH 44130.

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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Humenik Funeral Chapel


14200 Snow Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

Service Information

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Time: 9:30 am

Mary Queen of the Apostles Church


6455 Engle Road
Brook Park, OH 44142

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Died: November 30, 2019

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Barb karam posted on 12/5/19

Phil, Andra, Isabelle and Jake, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in your memories and knowing your dad is at rest with your mom. You are all in our thoughts. Love, Jack, Barb and Maddie


Jo-Ann Triner posted on 12/3/19

My heartfelt condolences to my brother-in-law, Bob Palmer, my twin sister, Sally Palmer, and the entire Palmer family! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May the many precious memories of family times and fun times with Bill sustain you through the coming days. May God bless and comfort each of you. Jo-Ann Triner (Sally Palmer’s Twin Sister)


Holly Johnson posted on 12/3/19

To Shelly My family prayers are with you and yours! Holly @ MMO


Mougrabi Family posted on 12/3/19

so sorry for your loss Palmer family, god bless you and your family. may your dad be at peace. .


Frank & Beverly Klimas posted on 12/2/19

Condolences to William's family. We meet him and his wife, Carol a few times. Nice man. Frank & Beverly Klimas Parents of Debby Pankuch


Laura Hine posted on 12/2/19

Our deepest condolences to the entire Palmer and extended family. We will always remember your Dad's great sense of humor, and I will always remember his warm hug every time I saw him. He epitomized all that is good. May your good memories of times with him see you through. Prayers and hugs to you all in your time of loss. Love Mark, Laura, Jessica and Michael Hine