William E. Rabe
January 11, 1927 - August 30, 2021
Behm Family Funeral Homes
Mary Merashoff
Lois Holtz
Howard Snevel
Gallagher Family
Jeremy & Melanie
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Behm Family Funeral Homes - Madison
26 River Street,
Madison, OH 44057
(440) 428-4401 | Map
Saturday 9/4, 12:00 pm

William E. Rabe, age 94, passed away Monday, August 30, 2021 at Geneva Village Retirement. He was born January 11, 1927 in Women’s Hospital in Cleveland the son of Cecilie (Wegener) and William Ernest Rabe. He was a resident of Euclid, Ohio before moving to Madison in 1959. He attended Miles Standish Elementary School, Empire …
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Mary Merashoff left a message on September 4, 2021:
I was honored to attend his annual picnic twice, through my friend Laura. What a precious memory now of Uncle Bill playing the ukulele. A beautiful day at the lake! Thankyou wonderful Family!
Lois Holtz left a message on September 3, 2021:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Marilyn and Bob Mallett left a message on September 2, 2021:
With our love and deepest sympathy,
Howard Snevel left a message on September 2, 2021:
In memory of William E. Rabe, Howard Snevel lit a candle
Jeremy & Melanie left a message on September 1, 2021:
Dear Dave, Jack and Nanook! We are thinking of you!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gallagher Family left a message on September 1, 2021:
With deepest sympathy, The Gallagher Family, Morrison, TN
Margie Tatar left a message on September 1, 2021:
He always put a smile on my face when I went into Walmart. He even sang a song to me because it had my name in it. Great guy! RIP.
Danelle Miller left a message on September 1, 2021:
Mr. Rabe's sweet gentle nature and music, greeting the community at Walmart was extraordinary and touched the hearts of many. Deepest Sympathy to the Rabe family.
Peggie Krcal-Radwancky left a message on September 1, 2021:
I am sadden to hear of Williams passing. He will be missed. I enjoyed hearing him play as I entered Walmart at the holidays. I often told him what a joy he was. Always putting a smile on everyone that entered. ?
Cari McBride left a message on September 1, 2021:
Deepest Condolences to the Rabe family. We have been neighbors for over 45 years. I grew up the the Rabe’s back yard. Mr Rabe would take my brother and I worm hunting (for fishing) all the time when were kids. He taught us about his compost and lots of little life lessons. Bill and Mary are wonderful people and wonderful neighbors to me and my parents. So very sad to hear of his passing. Cari McBride
trina z left a message on September 1, 2021:
My deepest condolences to Mr. Rabe's family. My husband and I would go into walmart and we would look forward to seeing his smile or just listening to him play his violin. He was such a kind man. R.I.P.
Joel & Sally Leachko left a message on September 1, 2021:
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Karen Snell left a message on September 1, 2021:
Mary I’m so so sorry. It’s heartbreaking. I have a couple of pictures on my phone I want to share with you. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Snell
Karen Rauer left a message on August 31, 2021:
Nancy (“Nanababe”) Rabe Cogsil is one of my oldest and dearest friends. We met at Redbird Elementary School in the early 60’s and remain friends to this day. I spent a lot of time in their home back in the day. I can still picture it vividly in my mind. What little piano I play, I learned from Nancy sitting at their upright in their, back of the house, playroom where we also played ping pong at summer parties. She definitely inherited her father’s musical gene! I remember Bill (and stepmom Mary) as strict parents bc if I asked my mom permission to go somewhere, she’d always respond with, “Well, is Nancy Rabe allowed to go?” That was the make it or break it deal. I remember her older brother, Tom, and his pet raccoon ?. I also became friends with her sister, Marianne, in high school. My sincerest condolences go out to the entire Rabe family during this, their time of loss. Karen Stewart Rauer
Donna Marshall left a message on August 31, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Bobs passing. He was such a compassionate person and a friend to all. He will be sorely missed. He told me once that he married a younger woman whom was always there to take care of him and he was so grateful to her. What a lucky woman to have had him in her life for as she did! RIP Bob!
Donelda Porcello Presco left a message on August 31, 2021:
I used to love to come through the doors and have Bill greet me with "well hello sunshine,welcome back".I have missed him sense he retired.
Claudine Osborne left a message on August 31, 2021:
Thank you Mr Rabe I loved your gentle soul and your music at Walmart!
Behm Family Funeral Homes - Madison left a message on August 31, 2021:
We are deeply sorry for your loss
Walt Wood left a message on August 31, 2021:
Thank you for the years of greeting at Madison Walmart playing the violin..it was a pleasure listening to you. God speed
Behm Family Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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