EAST LIVERPOOL - William K. "Bill" Cornwell, of Cannons Mills Road, East Liverpool, passed away at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio. Bill, who had been ill for some time, had just turned 74 the day before his death.
Born on Sept. 2, 1939, in East Liverpool, he was a son of Isa "Pat" Owens Cornwell Brown of Chester, and the late George Cornwell Sr. A 1957 graduate of Wellsville High School, Bill had been a pit crane operator at the former Crucible Steel Corporation until retiring in 1982.
Bill was a lover of life, and enjoyed volleyball, horseshoes and playing croquet in the yard, as well as flower and vegetable gardening. Bill also loved to sing and dance, and always had a tender heart for animals. He loved to play cards and at one time was a member of the Elks Lodge in Wellsville. Most of all, he relished the time he spent with his family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Seevers Cornwell, who died on May 20, 2004.
Bill leaves behind his three daughters and one son: Michelle Lavey and her husband, Milon Wyle, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., Keristen Musser and her husband, Tony, of New Brighton, Pa., Cathy Keenan and her husband, Phil, of East Liverpool, and Joseph Cornwell of Manchester, Conn.; as well as seven grandchildren: Travis Hennis, Miranda Miyares, Daniel Plakosh, Mackenzie Lavey, Eden Cornwell, Cassidy Lavey and Veronica Keenan; along with six great-grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, he is also survived by his companion, Carol Barnes; and a sister, Rheta Archer of Toronto; and a brother, George Cornwell Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Wellsville.
Friends may visit at the Dawson Funeral Home on Thursday, where the family will be present from 2-4 and 5-7 p.m. where Pastor Mark Blakeley will conduct a funeral service at 7 p.m.
Following the service, family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center for fellowship.
Burial will take place at Columbiana County Memorial Park.
Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Donor Services, and P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or at www.komen.org
View Bill's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com