William “Bill” D. MacLaughlin
April 9, 1954 - May 24, 2022
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William “Bill” D. MacLaughlin, age 68 of Cleveland, passed away May 24, 2022. He was born April 9, 1954 in Geneva to Robert and Ruth (Ferry) MacLaughlin. Bill was a 1972 graduate of Geneva High School. For many years he worked as a designer for Carlisle’s decorating many departments. Bills’ decorating expertise extended to weddings, …
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Branko left a message on June 14, 2022:
There are no words that can describe the emptiness in my heart. I cry every day. I still have a hard time believing you're gone. I talked to you every other day or so and spent most Saturdays with you. Now you're gone and a piece of me died with you. I love you Bill and miss you terribly. Until we meet again my friend ♥️
Chuck Gerding left a message on June 12, 2022:
Missing my friend.
Pam Darkow “the girl with the black beach bag” left a message on June 8, 2022:
To the family of Bill and all who loved him, it was devastating to read of your loss. Bill and I had spent countless hours over more than a dozen years sitting on Perkins Beach just chatting the hours away. He gifted me the most beautiful framed beach glass poem he wrote which still hangs in my home to this day. He recited a poem about Covid to me which I truly wished I would have got a copy from him before he passed. Our meetings were always happenstance, and grew less frequent over the Covid years. I even have a few great pictures of us sitting together, him always wearing his blue shirt and that beautiful sea glass ring he was so fond of wearing. He taught me everything I needed to know about finding beautiful sea glass, and we would sit together and he called me a sifter, while he looked for things on top of the gravel… I sifted my fingers to find things underneath. We were the perfect pair down there. My heart sunk when I saw I had missed his calling hours. I am so so sorry for your loss, I considered him a wonderful entertaining friend, and he and I dished stories about my advanced technology and his amazing lack of anything technological! And I went to the beach this past Saturday and found myself glancing at the steps out of habit, making me sad knowing I would not be seeing my friend Beach Glass Bill. My sincere condolences. Pam
Dodi Cevera left a message on June 1, 2022:
The best in-law a girl could have. Bill and I go way back together. We were with our loved ones since the beginning of time together. I will miss him so much. Our long talks about the Cevera boys. I know he is with Jeff now and at peace! Prayers for the remaining family. See you again my friend.
Charla Timonere Sarbiewski left a message on May 31, 2022:
My deepest condolence to Bill's family. I am so shocked and saddened to see of his passing. We had many fun times when working at Carlisle's. So glad I saw him in October following so many years; that too, was a fun time. He was always smiling and laughing and such a joy to be around. Jeff was my classmate in grade school; another wonderful guy and I'm sure Bill is happy to be greeted by Jeff at Heaven's gate. Rest in Peace dear , sweet soul. You will be missed.
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Kirsti left a message on May 29, 2022:
I was lucky enough to meet Beach Glass Bill on the beach where he shared his poem about sea glass and let me publish it in Beachcombing Magazine. I hope he's resting forever on a beautiful beach surrounded by love and peace.
Kim George left a message on May 29, 2022:
Bill, I am going to miss you so much. Our talks, especially being on the phone for hours. You always had a smile, a joke, you had a very compassionate heart and soul. Sitting for hours on Carol's front porch, reliving childhood memories with you and Jeff. You calling me sis, me calling you a brother from another mother. You are rejoicing in heaven, give Jeff a hug from me. Love you brother.
Beverly Vinch - Washed Ashore Jewelry left a message on May 29, 2022:
Bill was such a good friend to us and our shared passion for collecting beach glass and especially pottery. We will miss him, his stories and infectious laugh. Safe home my friend.
Kim Billings left a message on May 28, 2022:
Beachglass Bill I will miss you forever and always! God bless you!
Kim Billings left a message on May 28, 2022:
I’m so sorry! Bill was the first person I met several years ago at Perkins beach when only a few people went there. He came up to me to show me this beautiful piece of gray Beachglass he found. Him and I would walk the beach together; sit and talk for an hour. He would share stories about his mom and I about my family. He was so funny and always picked on me. He was like my best friend at Perkins Beach. My heart is so heavy. I will miss my beautiful friend dearly. I’m so very lucky to have known him. God bless you Bill may you R.I.P. and all my prayers are with him and his family during this time.
Kat Jordan left a message on May 28, 2022:
Your light will shine forever.
Patty P. left a message on May 28, 2022:
Blessings to you “sea glass” Bill. Happy to have met you along your journey. 💙💚
Barbara Russell left a message on May 28, 2022:
So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I live in West Virginia but come to Cleveland frequently to look for beach glass. I met him at Upper Edgewater Park ( Perkins Beach ) He always stopped and talked to me and my sister in law. He gave us some great advice on searching for beach glass. He was such a nice guy and had lots of stories to share. We will miss him him when we come to Perkins Beach the end of the month. He’ll hold a special place in my heart♥️Rest easy “Beach Glass Bill”
Chuck left a message on May 28, 2022:
Bill and Jeff’s beautiful home, so many memories of good times.
Chuck left a message on May 28, 2022:
Together Again
Chuck left a message on May 28, 2022:
Wedding Day
Bob and Lori Kingston left a message on May 27, 2022:
Darla, our hearts are heavy and hurting for you. May God's love and tenderness comfort you. Love you , Bob and Lori.
kip wargo left a message on May 27, 2022:
im so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill had so many talents,,,smart,funny,a great piano player,artist. Such a gifted man. May he rest in peace.
Carol Brainard left a message on May 27, 2022:
Bill and I worked together for many years at Carlisles. He was a talented decorator . His Christmas displays were so beautiful.we also shared birthdays. My sympathy to all the family . Bill will be missed.
Janet (Ferry) GrippeMy left a message on May 27, 2022:
My cousin Billy. We had so much fun growing up. He was always laughing and had such an infectious smile. Whenever I would see him, he would always mention playing on our merry-go-round. We had so much fun. Rest in peace, Billy.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Chuck & Randy Conaway Gerding left a message on May 27, 2022:
Peace my friend.
Chuck Gerding left a message on May 27, 2022:
Where to start, first my condolences to Bill's family and friends. When I first met Bill back in 1985 I knew we were going to be best friends forever and I was not wrong. I have spent the past 37 years creating memories with Bill, Jeff and our circle of friends. All of the trips to the cabin, the holidays spent together, hanging out at each others houses the list goes on and on. I'm going to miss my friend so much, going to miss our hours long conversations every week. Life will never be the same without my friend Bill.
Kara left a message on May 26, 2022:
Rest in peace bill 🙏 I love you and will miss you terribly 😔 you will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤ you were my self appointed God father as you would always say not only that but you were like an uncle to me . I remember you doing alot of fun stuff with us when we were kids I'm so blessed to have known you and i will never forget the great memories we had with you ❤
Sarah ad Mark Blowers left a message on May 26, 2022:
The tribute video is so beautiful. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. We loved Bill and Jeffrey, fond memories of spending time with them in the garden, our garden friends! We adopted a kitten from their urban garden. We will always remember the lovely Christmas we spent with them and friends, Bill made us feel loved, brought joy to us, so festive and special to have shared that Christmas in their beautiful home. His talent and art present everywhere. I am grateful to have known him and sad that I will not be able to see him again. Peace and love~❤️
Anita left a message on May 26, 2022:
I have such wonderful memories of my cousin Billy. I worked with him at Carlisle's for a short time. As a server there, I was able to see him every day and serve him his lunch in the restaurant. We were able to chat a lot then. I remember his laugh. He always got me to giggle even at sad times. He was such a kind man. He will be missed. Blessings, Anita
Aimee (Ferry) Narducci left a message on May 26, 2022:
What I remember the most is Bill always seemed to be smiling and easily laughing. He enjoyed life. Fond memories of my cousin. Rest In Peace. Aimee
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