William D. Gollnitz of Sheffield Village, OH, formally of Westfield, NY, passed away May 2, 2022 due to injuries sustained from a car accident.
Bill was born May 14, 1951 in Westfield, NY, to the late Charles and Dorothy (Martin) Gollnitz. Bill graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School in 1969. He then earned a Bachelors degree in 1973 from Mount Union College in Alliance, OH. He later was awarded his Masters degree in Water Resources from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, NY.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sally (Lamb) Gollnitz; two daughters, Emily Gollnitz of Westfield, NY and Sara Jagoda (Scott) of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers, Norman Gollnitz (Marilyn) and Martin Gollnitz (Jeanette); plus his nieces, Shari, Wendy and Mary; and nephews, Greg, Scott and Michael. He is further survived by his canine buddies, Henry and Ethan, who have been adopted by a new loving family.
Before and after retirement, Bill enjoyed his hobby in collecting trains and creating displays for them. While living in Sheffield, he developed a strong friendship with his colleague, Jim Boyes. Jim has been a pillar of strength over the years, and has been there when the family needed his assistance after Bill’s car accident.
Honoring Bill’s wishes, no calling hours or services will be held.
To honor Bill’s love of dogs, donations can be made to Multiple Breed Rescue via www.mbrohio.com/donate , via Pay Pal by clicking here: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/45848 , or by mail to Multiple Breed Rescue, 37305 Royalton Road, Grafton, OH 44044.
The family is grateful for your thoughts and prayers.