George William Case

Date of Passing:

August 27, 2018

Case, George William “Bill” 68, of Riverside, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on August 27, 2018.

He leaves behind his wife, Karen and his beloved dogs, Quincy and Snickers. He was the son of the late George W. Case and late Lucille (Bruneau) Case. In addition, he leaves behind his sisters; Susan Case-Ciesielski (Paul), Teddy Santos (Tony), his brothers, David Case (Pam), Arthur (Skip) Case (Bridget) and Scott Case (Sandy) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.

Bill was a 1968 graduate of East Providence High School and served in the National Guard in the Military Police Division. Bill had a passion for sports whether playing on multiple softball leagues to include St. Mary’s, Broadway Bar, Canopy’s, 42nd St. and lastly Clark & Son or coaching Little League and CYO basketball for a number of years. He played volleyball and loved a leisurely evening salt-water fishing throughout RI with a radio, grinder and his comfortable chair. He was also not afraid to complete a Level 5 White Water Rafting trip.

Bill was in the seafood business most of his adult life. He had a passion for seafood and cooking great seafood spreads for friends and family which gave him much joy.

In his younger days, he loved camping in New Hampshire, going to clubs to see his favorite Thunderchicken band and just hanging out with good friends. His Passion was classic rock music.

Bill was always there for people he loved and was loyal to a fault.

His funeral service will be held on Friday August 31, 2018 in the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Prince’s Hill Cemetery, County Road, Barrington. Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m.

Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Bill’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, would be deeply appreciated.

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  1. I am sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We grew up together in Riverside as kids.
    Bill was a kind and pleasant person with a great sense of humor. Though we weren’t that close, I have fond memories of him. Miss you, Bill. (“Billy”)

  2. I am so sad to hear about Bill’s passing. We worked together briefly in the early 70’s & although our paths never crossed again he was someone I never forgot. Bill had a big heart, big laugh & was so much fun to be with. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

  3. May Family and Friends always cherish those precious memories that you shared and created with George, and May you continue to look to God Almighty for comfort. Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:4

  4. To the Case family our well wishes go out to you with our prayers. I will surely miss talking with bill at Sabin Point. it was a heartwarming time to talk of the past and also of future events. Always was a wonderful person.

    RIP Bill you will be missed.

  5. We are sorry to hear about Bill passing away . he was a good man and a gentile soul he will be missed. God Bless
    R.I.P. Andy and Mike Graffeo

  6. Karen & family,

    Sean and I are so sorry for your loss. Although we only knew you both for a few years, Bill always made us feel welcomed in the neighborhood. I will always remember the kindness you both showed us. May Bill be at peace.

  7. Mt thoughts and prayers are with my brother Elk and his family. Elks are never forgotten never forsaken rest in piece my brother.

  8. Our deepest condolences to the entire Case family. You are in our prayers. Rest in peace my friend. You fought the good fight for as long as you could. It was time for you to join the Almighty in heaven above, a place you surely deserve and earned.

  9. It was a pleasure being your friend, rest peaceful and free.

  10. So very sorry, Teddy- to you and your family- I am sure you have wonderful memories of such a special brother.

  11. Billy and I grew up together, worked at Shroeder’s deli together, hitchiked all over the place..fished @ the Brickyard on our bikes….listened to Bill Cosby when he first started……for many years…..the best of friends.
    Haven’t thought about Billy for decades……I don’t generally react to passings but I’m sad for the passing of Billy. He’s over the tribulations of this life and now enjoying his new loving home with The Lord Jesus.
    See on the other side old friend.

    Dave Marchand

  12. Our condolences on your loss, it was great knowing you Bill!
    Rest in Peace !

  13. Karen, I am very sorry to hear this news. Bill and I have been friends since the 60’s. My condolences. Bill Reid

  14. David and Family, So very sorry for your loss. I played softball with Bill on many teams. He was a great guy and I was glad to get to know him better. May he rest in peace. Mark & Sue

  15. Karen and all the Case family, we will miss our friend. Over 40 yrs of friendship and much laughter and crazy good times. Will miss his FB postings, he always made us laugh, they were hysterical. His sense of humor was dynamic and he never lost his ability to crack some good ones! Will totally miss his political rant phonecalls, they were the best. Talking for quite a while solving the world’s woes. last few yrs haven’t been kind, so Bill is now resting in comforting peace. Our friend forever.

  16. Our condolences to all of the Case Family, especially our son and law Josh, Jennifer & Major

    From the Oliver Family

  17. Sorry for you and family, losing your husband and father to his children is very emotional, I will miss him as a friend who we all grew up with from K – 12 grades.

    VJ & Jane Fairbrother

  18. Rest In Peace Bill. Hell of a salesman,good friend. You will be missed and never forgotten.

  19. When we first met Bill it felt as though we knew him a lifetime, loved his sense of humor and kindness. I know this is such a difficult time for all who knew him. Peace and prayers to all. Love Tom and Suzanne White.

  20. A good time growing up with Billy in the neighborhood. A few years ago, but the smiles never fade.

  21. My sincerest condolences to his son Josh and grandson Major,they will never know the love that only a grandfather can give..and his loving wife of many years will miss his visits.

  22. Rest In Peace uncle Bill. Sorry for your loss Josh.

  23. East Providence Elks Lodge 2337 sends their deepest sympathies to the family. Rest in Peace, my Fellow brother.

  24. Our Condolence to you Karen and entire Family and Friends, we will miss you, Love Lyle and Karin and Family

  25. Teddy and family, so sorry to hear about Bills passing. My prayes are with you all.

  26. My prayers and condolences to the whole family especially my Vo. He was a great man with the best sense of humor.

  27. My deepest condolences to the Case Family.

    Eileen Wilcox.

  28. I am so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing he and I worked together years ago and he was a great guy. My condolences to the whole Case family.

  29. Vo I am so sorry! He was an amazing man with a huge heart. Love you Vo!
    rest in peace Bill

  30. my condolence to his son JOSH CASE I will allways love you uncle scott

  31. So sorry for your loss Karen. You’re in our thought and prayers. Madeline and David

  32. The best of Clark & Sons Softball.

  33. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Case family in this time of need. May he rest in peace. Xoxo

  34. Karen, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let me know if you need anything. Love Kathy

  35. Jason so sorry for your loss my family sends their condolences.

  36. Due to the many miles between us, I never got to know Bill as well as I would have liked to. I did however, get to know him well enough to know that he was a truly loving and compassionate man. We hit it off within the very first minutes we met! I felt like we were long time buddies within mere hours of being around him. And I know I’m not the only one that felt that way around him. He will never be forgotten, but he will forever be missed.

    R.I.P. Brother!

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