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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Bill McCague Balsley

06/12/1941 — 09/02/2021

A close-up photo of Bill McCague Balsley smiling for the camera

Bill McCague Balsley, age 80 of Mentor, passed away September 2, 2021 at LakeWest Hospital in Willoughby with his beloved sister by his side. He was born June 12, 1941 in Pittsburgh, PA to the late William George Balsley and Grace McCague Balsley.

Bill was the head auditor at numerous financial institutions in the Cleveland area.

Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran. He belonged to The Sons of The American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans, National Rifle Association, Delta Upsilon Fraternity and the Historical Society. He was a graduate of Case Western Reserve.

He is the loving brother of Kate (Skip–deceased) Hostetter, Mary Klingsporn, and Ned (Barbara) Balsley; uncle of William Klingsporn, Katie (Paul) Clarkson, James (Kim) Klingsporn, and Julianne (Lauren) Thatch; great uncle of many.

The Balsley family will receive friends from 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Ss. Robert and Williams Church, 367 East 260th Street, Euclid. A funeral mass will follow at 10:00 AM at the church. Burial at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon Twp.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Governor’s Port in Mentor and all the doctors, nurses, and attendants at LakeWest Emergency, Step Down Unit and ICU.

Bill’s last request: “After I am dead and buried, have a party!!!”

Donations can be made in Bill’s name to your favorite charity.

Arrangement have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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6 Replies to “Bill McCague Balsley”

  1. Father Greg Schaut September 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    Mary and family,
    It was an honor being in the right place and the right time at Lake West Hospital to give your brother the Sacraments of the Church and his Veteran’s blanket. What a brave and courageous brother Bill was for so many. Bill and your family are being remembered in my Mass this morning. Everyone continues to be in my personal prayers too. God’s peace and comfort be with you all.


  2. Frank and Geraldine Hoffert September 5, 2021 at 1:35 pm

    Our sympathy on the passing of Bill. We are praying for his soul and for your comfort and strength at this difficult time.


  3. John & Nancy Stankiewicz September 6, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Our prayers & love to the Balsley family.


  4. Vernon Mineely Governors Port September 7, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    I use the exercise room every morning and for a very long time Bill would stop in on his way to breakfast every morning and we would have a long enjoyable talk. He was special and I will miss him very much.


  5. Pamela Strong, Governor's Port September 11, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Bill always came down to breakfast, usually the first one there. We would talk about our shared interest in Bluegrass music, or the weather (the 3 D’s – drab, dark and drizzly). I will miss him, his compliments and and his sense of humor!


  6. Bill was my traveling buddy and my drinking buddy since we met many years ago.,. I will miss his philosophy, humor, and outlook.

    RIP Bill, and maybe we can travel together again sometime.


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