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William Eager
  • August 28, 1936
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  • August 27, 2021

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William Eager, 85, of Summerfield, passed away on August 27, 2021, in a local hospice facility. He was born August 28, 1936 in Elgin, Illinois to the late James and Eleanor (Heinmann) Eager. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a nuclear weapons tech and then went on to join the Navy, where he taught at the United States Naval Academy for 4 years. Throughout his career, William was constantly working to learn more, earning a BIE degree from Western New England College in 1969 and a Masters Degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1976.

A member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, William was a 4th degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, he also served in the Color Corp for the Del Webb Community. When he was not working, you could usually find him enjoying a game of golf, bowling or spending time hunting, playing ping pong, working on his magic card tricks or photography.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Lorraine, sons, Chuck (Beverly) Demino, Frank (Kathy) Demino, 3 granddaughters and 4 great grandchildren.

The family will celebrate his life with a Mass of Christian Burial on September 20, 2021 at 10:00 am at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Belleview, Florida.

In lieu of flowers please make contributions in his memory to St. Theresa Catholic Church, 11528 US-301, Belleview, FL 34420.

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  1. Kathy, Frankie & Nina says:
    20 Sep 2021

    Thank you for being the patriarch of our little family.......a role that you played so very well!
    Always available for advice, a helping hand and one heck of a vacation planner! You constantly documented our many family outings/holidays with your camera. So very important as in the end, that is all you have......pictures and memories. I am so very thankful for every single one!
    You were the very best Husband, Father, Father in law, Grandfather anyone could ask for and I do not know what our family outings & holidays are going to look like from here out, but I can say you will be sorely missed!

  2. Steve says:
    17 Sep 2021
    Lorrain, Chuck, and Frankie-

    Not sure what to say upon hearing of the passing of such a special and unique individual, and a truly special friend. After talking to Chuck upon Bill’s death, I spent a great deal of time thinking of the many days and nights spent with Bill, and reflecting on his many adventures in his life; his many years of dedicated service and love for our country; his years at the Naval Academy, his many trips with the Love of His Life-Lorraine; his love of riding bikes; his allegiance and service to The Knights of Columbus, and how he truly accepted Lorrain’s family as his own (no “step anything” in that relationship-Chuck and Frank were his sons and he loved and treated them as such) and most of all-his unrelenting love for Laraine. He always treated her as a Queen, because in his life and mind, that is exactly how he thought of her.

    Yes- Bill was a unique and almost unbelievable man who will be truly missed by all who knew him, and the many people who didn’t know him but benefitted from his many contributions to society as a whole.

    Rest in Peace dear friend; God now has another dedicated servant by His side, and one who will serve Him well.

  3. Jim & Dee says:
    17 Sep 2021
    Dear Friend
    Thank you Bill for so many beautiful memories. The days spent together with you and. Lorraine. KOC..
    Your family and friends spending..the new year's
    Eve and later the Christmas get-togethers.
    laughing and sharing so many wonderful memories around your kitchen table or ours after a day of golf. It was
    never the golfing that was the important thing..
    It was just being together. Friendship is such a wonderful thing..
    but finding it later in life is a true blessing...
    We will miss those days
    dear friend..and after a day of golf or dinner...
    You woukd turn to us and say " It dosen't get any better then this
    guys "
    Until we meet again dear friend, may you rest in
    God's embrace.
    We will never forget and will remember you with
    a smile...love you Bill
    Dee and Jim

  4. Lorraine says:
    16 Sep 2021
    Dear Bill,

    Little did we know when we met on that golf course 24 years ago, that we were in for the time of our lives.
    Because of you we were able to live our lives with meaning and purpose. You packed our lives with excitement and happiness. What I will miss the most is the love you had for me. You were so good and so kind to me. (Actually you spoiled me) and I loved it.
    Bill you are the love of my life and my hero. I miss you so much. Until we meet again , I love you forever.

  5. Ryan says:
    15 Sep 2021
    For Family - we stand beside you to support the days ahead!

    For Lorraine - we share in the sadness, but also in the joy of celebrating Bill’s life. His giving, his love and dedication, and his selflessness.
    Please lean on us as you need!

    To Bill - without saying, save me a coke...classic not zero …and I’ll see ya one day at the “steel beach picnic” in the sky! You will be sorely missed, but always in our hearts and happy memories!

    “Anchors Aweigh, my boys,
    Anchors Aweigh.
    Farewell to foreign shores,
    We sail at break of day-ay-ay-ay.
    Through our last night ashore,
    Drink to the foam,
    Until we meet once more.
    Here's wishing you a happy voyage home“

  6. Beverly Demino lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:56:01 PM

  7. Chuck Demino lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 15, 2021 at 9:55:25 PM

  8. Chuck Demino says:
    15 Sep 2021
    I will miss you Bill. I will miss all the things we did together as Knights of Columbus I will cherish watching 10 years of Harry Potter with you in the movies. I will miss all of your planning for all of our wonderful trips. I will miss spending birthday is together. Bill I thank you for treating my mother like a queen that she is. I’m already missing the fact that you’re not gonna be able to teach your great grandchildren algebra. I thank you for teaching my daughters to love learning. I know you’re in heaven Bill you’re the best man I’ve known I hopefully will meet each other again. I love you Bill.

  9. Beverly Demino says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Bill you will be greatly missed. Love you. Special prayers to his family and friends.

  10. Stan Szymanski says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Condolences to all of Bill’s family and friends. I am so glad that our paths have crossed. We had some great discussions. In death, here on earth, you have found new life. Your journey is over. You’re safe in the harbor at last.

  11. Chuck Demino says:
    15 Sep 2021
    Bill I will miss you

  12. Cheryl says:
    03 Sep 2021
    My deepest sympathy to all his family for your loss. Special Prayers and Condolences to the children of his first marriage, their spouses children and grandchildren. Many of these families live in New England but were not mentioned in this obituary. My heart goes out to you all.

    Will internment be at Arlington National Cemetery?

  13. Cheryl says:
    03 Sep 2021
    My sympathy goes out to everyone for your loss. Special prayers and condolences to his children, their spouses children and the grandchildren from his first marriage. Many of these families live in the New England area yet, their information was omitted from this obituary.

    Will his internment be at Arlington National Cemetery ?

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