Reverend William George Gartig “Father Bill” of Cincinnati, Ohio
Loving son to Derry G. Gartig and Joanne E. Hasper (nee Van Zytveld) and step-mother, Jo Ann Gartig. Beloved husband of the late Barbara E. Gartig (nee Rees). Cherished father of the late Alison Marie Gartig. Dear brother of Diane Reed (Ron), Sandra Smith (Blake) and Carol Underwood (Tim). Loving Uncle of David, Eric, Glenn, Jennifer, Alexis, Connor, Kristin and Mark; and great-niece, Ava. William was a 1978 graduate from the University of Texas, earning a Bachelor's degree in Humanities. Bill then attended Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, graduating in 1977. In 1994, William graduated from Hebrew Union College, earning his Ph.D. in Theology. William taught Comparative Religion and Religious Studies for over 20 years at local universities and most recently at Northern Kentucky University. Father Bill passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the age of 65 years. An evening visitation will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at Paul R. Young Funeral Home, 7345 Hamilton Ave., Mt. Healthy, Ohio 45231. Also, a morning visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 10th from 9-10 a.m., followed by a graveside service at 10:15 a.m. at Arlington Memorial Gardens, 2145 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio 45231. A memorial service will be on Saturday, March 10th, at 11:30 a.m., at Church of Our Saviour, 65 E. Hollister St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45219.