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It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our venerable Rotary Club of Westerville member William S. Tompos.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Bill’s life at his Mass of Christian Burial, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 313 N. State St. Following the service, a private family burial will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Lockbourne. Arrangements are being handled by Moreland Funeral Home.

Bill fell ill shortly after the club’s 2023 Independence Day Celebration, and a few days later, was diagnosed with Legionnaire’s Disease. He passed from pulmonary-cardiac complications from the bacterial pneumonia at Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, July 19. He was 85.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Sheila, their son Stephen, daughter-in-law Lori and their children – his pride and joy – granddaughters Laurel, Stephenie, and Lily.

Bill served as President of the Rotary Club of Westerville for 2006-07, and was honored as our Rotary Club of Westerville Rotarian of the Year for 2005-06. Before moving to Westerville, he also served as President of the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary in the 1990s.

Deeply involved in the planning and organization of nearly every public activity of our club, including Independence Day, Bill most recently served on our Board of Directors as President Emeritus for the 2021-22 year.

At the request of the family, a William Tompos Memorial Fund was set up within the Westerville Rotary Foundation. Donations totalled more than $5,000.

Read Bill’s full obituary here.

CAPTION: Bill Tompos (left) with wife Sheila, daugher-in-law Lori, son Steve and granddaughters Laurel, Stephenie, and Lily.