William Francis “Bill” Huwel

February 24, 1938 - February 15, 2019

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William Francis “Bill” Huwel passed away on February 15, 2019 after a long illness. Born in Cincinnati on February 24, 1938, Bill was the only child of John and Martha Huwel. He attended Covington Latin High School, graduating at age 15. He attended the University of Kentucky and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.S. in Finance. He later received his MBA from Xavier University. Bill was a meteorologist for the US Army, serving in Yuma, AZ and Greenland. While at the Army base in Houghton, MI, he met the love of his life and wife of 58 years, Shirley Bohjanen.

Bill was the owner and founder of Management Plus Realty Services, which he later sold to his employees who he had taught at Cincinnati State University. He also taught at Hondros and at General Electric. Bill served as president of Cincinnati Jaycees, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), and was involved in CHCURC, (College Hill Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation), Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, Bethany House, and St. Clare Church. For his work in Big Brothers and Big Sisters, received a Lifetime Achievement award, for which he was nominated by his first “little brother.”

Bill was known for his sense of humor, kindness, work ethic, open-door policy, and affability. New acquaintances weren’t strangers for long. Bill loved his family, friends, the arts, music, fishing, golfing, and his terrible magic tricks.

Bill is survived and missed by his wife of 59 years, Shirley D. Huwel; daughters Jacqueline Duccilli (Steve) and Amy Huwel; grandchildren Elizabeth and Sam Duccilli; and numerous cousins and friends who will miss him greatly.

Visitation at St. Clare Church, 1443 Ceder Ave., 45224 on Thursday, February 21 from 10 until Mass of Christian Burial at 11.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Linden Grove School (where Sam graduated), 4122 Myrtle Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

Condolences at hodappfuneralhome.com


Katie Mastruserio Reynolds - Feb 24, 2019
Aunt Shirley, Jackie, Amy and family, I’m very sorry to hear of Uncle Bill’s passing. I appreciate everything that Bill and you all have done for us. I will always remember working for Uncle Bill while I was in college and how kind he was to me. His calm patience was and is appreciated by me. I understand that many people also benefited from his kindness, which has a lasting positive impact in communities. His legacy will last in his works. 🙂 My love and prayers to you all in this difficult time. Katie
Al Rosser - ERA Real Solutions Realty - Feb 20, 2019
Bill always had a smile, a kind word and a joke to tell. It was always a pleasure to see Bill around the office. He is definitely missed but obviously lived a very full and fulfilling life as only all of us could hope for. Rest Well, Bill....
Eileen (Albrinck) Compton - Feb 19, 2019
I was Bill's secretary at Merrell in the late 60's. He was a great boss & we shared a lot of laughs. I know he really loved his family & Big Brothers. My prayers are with you, Shirley, & your family. It looks like he will be missed by many.
D. Neal Mastruserio - Feb 18, 2019
Dear Aunt Shirley, Jackie and Amy, My sincerest condolences on your loss. Bill impacted more people in his life, including myself, than probably any of us will ever know. In addition to his humor and kindness, there was a peace with Bill that could only come through the Lord. He was an inspiration and I feel so fortunate to have known him. So much to say... I miss you all and you will be in my thoughts and prayers while we grieve Bill’s passing.
Beth Rapach - Feb 18, 2019
Dear Shirley, Jackie and Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was like a second dad to me growing up. He will be missed, but oa glad he is at peace with the Father. I am praying for all of you, that you all feel held by the loving arms of the Father. Love, Beth