William J. Takacs

Born: Fri., Nov. 23, 1934
Died: Thu., Nov. 15, 2012


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 19, 2012
Location: Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Tue., Nov. 20, 2012
Location: St. James Episcopal Church

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WILLIAM J. "Bill" TAKACS, 77, 13740 Lochard Rd., Anna, OH,  passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 15, 2012, as the result of an auto accident, in Shelby County. He was born on November 23, 1934 in Hammond, Indiana, the son of he late William and Mary (Botsko) Takacs. Bill married Carolyn (Milligan) Takacs who preceded him in death on Oct. 25, 2000.
He is survived by one daughter Mrs Kurt (Troy Ann) Freytag of Anna, OH, and one son, Nick Takacs and his wife Diana of Johnson City, TN. Two Grandchildren, Emma and Ethan Freytag. One sister, Alice Wiklinski and husband Bob of Indiana.
One Brother, James Takacs, preceded him in death.

Bill was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1954 to 1956. He graduated from Indiana State University. For about 35 years, he taught at different schools in the Sidney City School System. While teaching he also coached at many different levels of football, which he loved.
Bill was very active in his church, working with food pantry at St. James Episcopal Church where he was a member in Piqua.
He also loved raising and working with a variety of animals on his mini farm.
One of his favorite things was spending time with his grandchildren, and attending all their activities.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 at 10:30 A.M. at St. James Episcopal Church in Piqua with Rev. Jeffrey Bessler officiating. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Sidney, Ohio. Friends may call Monday, 5-8 P.M. at Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., Sidney.
Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church Food Pantry, or The Sidney High School Athletic Dept. in memory of William J. Takacs.  Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Takacs family at our website, www.cromesfh.com

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Virginia Seewer
   Posted Fri November 16, 2012
My sympathy to all of Bill''s family. I remember Bill as an affable man who brought cheer to all of us. I remember working with him on a number of summers when he supervised The City Summer Playground program.
Bill had many friends and we ask God''s comfort for you, his family, in this great loss. He was a good man who will be missed.

Susan Neilan Kubicki
   Posted Fri November 16, 2012
With our sincere sympathy, We will keep you in our prayers,

Dave Ross
   Posted Fri November 16, 2012
Bill was a great friend of our Sidney City Schools since his arrival in 1960. In recent years I enjoyed having breakfast with him periodically. Bill was a true Yellow Jacket. I'm sorry I'm out of the area and won't be with you for his services. I will miss Bill Takacs. My best to his family.

   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
I am so sorry for your lost Mr.Takacs was a great teacher. He will be sadly miss.My prayers are with the family may god comfort them.

Dan and Polly Boone
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
I enjoyed working with Bill in the park department but remember best his being my defensive back coach and his famous quote " don't let that receivor get behind you. Or Katie bar the door" RIP

Sandra Burgoyne Risinger
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
To the Takas families,
I worked for several years with your Mother at Sidney Highschool as we prepared meals everyday for the highschool or satelite food to elementaries. I actually lived close to you in Orange twnship. I remember your Mothers' leadership for our kitchens, a wonderful supervisor to us, and a good friend to me. I remember your Father, and you kids growing up through the years. I'm so sorry to hear of your Fathers' horrible accident.
My prayers are to comfort you all. Sandra Burgoyne Risinger

Dottie (Cox) Brown
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
I am very tearful this morning as I read of Mr. Takacs'' accident. In thirty seconds I was back in his class and swooning over him along with most every girl in school that had him in class...or even passed him in the hall! what a hunk he was! When our Home Ec teacher started dating him!!??? Oh my gosh were we all jealous! What fun it was to watch for them in the hall as they would grin at on another or be seen whispering in a corner....we teased her of course. Then they married and jealousy flaired again, but just for a minute, becasue she was a pretty cool gal herself, and over the years I cannot express how often her words of advice and teaching comes back to me when needed. I wish I could have shared my sympathy with family when she passed away, but this oppotunity couldn''t be ignored as I shed a tear for you and with you this morning. May God richly bless you, his children and her children, and grandchildren, as your wonderful parents blessed so many of us! My deepest sympathy to you.

Gary and Joyce Fogt and family
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
We want to send our deepest sympathys to Troy, Kurt and the rest of Bill''s family. Due to medical problems we (Gary and I) will not be able to come to the funeral home but want to send our love and prayers at this terrible time. Carolyn Takacs was always my favorite teacher and although I never knew Bill well, I know he was a wonderful person.

Michele (Shelley) Lott
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
Takacs Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Mr. Takacs was an outstanding teacher, coach, and Yellow Jacket supporter. He contributed much to the Sidney community. He will be truly missed.

Tracy Comer
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
Troy, Kurt and the rest of the family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like your dad was a wonderful person and well liked by all. Sending big hugs to you! If you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

Mark, Tracy, Kylie and Bailee

Cathy (Young) Moore
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
Troy - I am so very sorry for your loss. I think of you often and send you much love during this tragic time.

Kim (Coffey) Baldwin
   Posted Sat November 17, 2012
Troy, my family and I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Amy Zorn
   Posted Sun November 18, 2012
The loss of Mr. Takacs is immeasurable. He worked behind the scenes to create a higher quality of life for the people around him. From his work at our church to his encouragement of all athletes, male or female, he made certain that the people he met would get his best effort to help them succeed. Through the years, he took many of us to the Junior Olympics and created opportunities for our success through high school. Although he is gone, my respect and admiration for his approach to people and life in general will always remain.

Loretta Sullivan
   Posted Sun November 18, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that warm memories and love help you cope during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.


Justin Subler
   Posted Sun November 18, 2012
Sorry about ur lost. I go miss him at the basketball game. I will be pray for u for next couple weeks.

Steve & Sylvia Corbin
   Posted Sun November 18, 2012
Troy, Nick and families,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Bill was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed seeing him. He will be missed.
The Corbin''s : Steve, Sylvia, Krista and Kyle.

Diana Burchett Hayes
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Coach Takacs was a favorite of many of us during our memorable SHS football years. My sincerest sympathy comes your way.

Teresa (Baker) Yinger
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
I am so sorry hear about the tragic death of your father. Thoughts and Prayers are with you in your time of need.

Teresa (Baker) Yinger

Joe, Michelle, Whitney, Carley and Tyler King
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and to Emma and Ethan the loss of your grandpa....Your family is in our thoughts and our prayers.

Marti (Cates) Berger
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
I am so saddened to learn of Mr. Takacs' passing. I remember so well hearing his voice in class and walking the halls at SHS and seeing him there. A wonderful man and a teacher/coach that cared for the students! God Bless him and his family.

John & Donna Franko
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Nick - our sincere condolences to you, Diana and your family during this difficult time. May happy memories of your Dad bring you comfort and strength.

Ruby DeMoss & Billy Young
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
We are very sad for the loss of your father Nick. We know he was a very good man as he was your father. We wish we could be there with you today to help comfort you. Please know we are thinking of you and love you and Diana. Please find comfort in God and eachother.

Ethel Carlyle
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Diana and Nick: Even during my sadness i want to tell you how sorry about the loss of your father. Just from reading the obituary everyone could tell he was a great grandfather and father. Take peace in knowing he is now with our heavenly father in heaven.

Dodie (and Dan) New
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Just want you to know he was one of my favorite teachers and I was shocked to see him sitting in the hospital nursery rocking his new baby (Troy Ann) on July 14th when our son Wade was born. How could my former teacher be having a baby? We always think our teachers are old...he wasn''''t. He was beaming from ear to ear! He was indeed special to many of us.
Dodie New

Beth Moody
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Nick, I am so sorry for your great loss. Praying for strength and comfort during such a difficult time. Love to you and Diana, as well as the rest of your family.

Cassandra D. Mosley
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Dr. Heiman and Nick,

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. I am heartfully sorry for your loss.


Kari Egbert
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Troy and family, My heart goes out to all of you. God will definitely show you the way to smiling again - just remember all the good times.

Judy Cory Elliott
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
So sorry to hear of Mr. Takacs tragic death. He was one teacher that was well liked and did a good job teaching the children of SHS. He will be missed and I send prayers to the family. This note is from a former student of Mrs. Takacs who taught Home Ec at SHS in the 60''s.

Michael Bunker
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Bill was favorite teacher back in Junior High, watching Carolyn and Bill court is one of my best memories. Bill was such a great coach and teacher and just recently a new found friend. I ran in to him several times this past su,mmer at the Marathon on SR 47 and we got to catch up with each others lives. Troy and Nick, Your Dad was one of the Good Guys and I will miss him dearly. You two come from the best stock!!

Lee and Kathie Woodruff
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
Troy Ann and Family and Nick and wife. Woody and I are so sorry for your loss. We have many memories of time with you Dad as well as with what we had with our Mom. Our families sympathy to you and yours. God Bless

Tom and Polly Watkins
   Posted Mon November 19, 2012
We are very sorry for your loss.

Michael Lier
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
So sorry to read of Coach''''s passing. He made 2 a days fun...well as fun as they could be. RIP Coach...you were the best!!

William Wiseman
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
I would like to send my deepest thoughts to the Tackas family. I remember Mr Tackas as my football coach for Bridgeview Middle School. Bill always had a way of doing things his own way. When I heard the news on channel 7, my heart just collapsed. Bill was a good man as mentioned in his obituary. I send my prayers to his family and give my well deepest sympathy to all the Tackas family.

Matt Barhorst
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012
I was very sad to hear of his passing and will fondly remember him as one of the most kind-hearted and genuine people I've ever known.

denise little
   Posted Tue November 20, 2012

michael j jones
   Posted Thu November 29, 2012
to the family! he was a great teacher. i am sorry for your loss. heavan gain a great person


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