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William (Bill) Vincent Cesarski, 70, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully in his home on the morning of September 3, 2013. He died of natural causes after his battle with cancer.
Bill was born on October 30, 1942 in Patterson, New Jersey. He was the son of Vincent and Mary Cesarski. Bill had three siblings, Ted, Irene, and John. Bill married his wife Marion Adele (Ewing) of Wallingford, Vermont on August 20, 1966.
Bill graduated from River Dell High School in 1960. Then, he attended the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1964 where he graduated with honors, 23rd in his class. He also received the prestigious Atomic Energy Commission fellowship in nuclear science. The Army furthered his studies, and Bill earned a Master of Science Degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston and later again at New York University in New York City earning a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering. Bill served his country in Vietnam as part of the Signal Corps, 82nd Airborne division. He was awarded the Bronze Star for “Meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces.” After nine years, Bill separated his service from the Army as a commissioned officer rank Captain. He then moved with his family to Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Bill worked for Westinghouse as a nuclear engineer until he retired after 25 years. Bill was very active during his life with the sports that he loved coaching Little League baseball in Latrobe, and hockey for Westmoreland Hockey Association and Greater Latrobe High School.
Once Bill and Marion’s first grandchild was due, they decided to move to Indiana to be close to both of their children. Bill has lived happily in Indiana for the past seventeen years. He again became involved in coaching hockey with Columbus, Indiana Youth Hockey.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Vincent and Mary Cesarski, and his brother Ted Cesarski. He is survived by his wife, Marion Cesarski; his children Andrew Cesarski (Denise) and Diane Rogers (Carl); his grandchildren, Ryan Cesarski, Nathan Cesarski, Katherine Rogers, and Lauren Cesarski; his siblings John Cesarski(Charlotte) and Irene Pacheco (Raymond).
Bill’s remains will be cremated with Southern Indiana Cremation Society in Martinsville, Indiana. His family will have a private scattering of his ashes. There will be a gathering to celebrate and remember Bill’s life at Andrew Cesarski’s house, 2521 Appleblossom Lane, Columbus, Indiana 47201 on Saturday, September 14, 2013 beginning at 1 p.m. A remembrance ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. All who wish to come are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations should be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka KS 66675 or online at Woundedwarriorproject.org.
Arrangements have been entrusted with the Southern Indiana Cremation Society, LLC.