AURORA - William H. Medhurst, Sr., 97 of Aurora died peacefully on Friday April 3, 2020 of natural causes at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 24, 1923 in Cleveland to the late Howard and Phyllis (Esterline) Medhurst. Mr. Medhurst was a US Army veteran serving in WWII, attaining the rank of E-7 Tech Sgt. in the Pacific Theater. He was a member of the Redemptioin Center Church in Bedford, Ohio and retired from Reliance Electric in Cleveland, Ohio as a Department Head.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Patricia (Sailor) Medhurst on November 17, 2015, and his children Margaret E. (Mickey) Medhurst, Patricia A. Fedor (Dave), William H. Medhurst (Martha), Gerard (Gary) E. Medhurst (Julie) and David Medhurst. Survivors include his children Kathleen A. McCollum (Jeep), Mary T. (Terry) Fellenstine (Terry), Susan M. Medhurst, Anne M. Haley, Thomas G. Medhurst (Fran), Robert J. Medhurst (Carol), James M. Medhurst, John C. Medhurst (Scharlotte), Dan P. Medhurst, 40 grandchildren and 54 (and counting) great grandchildren.

At this time there will be private family services. At a later date there will be a public celebration of life honoring Mr. Medhurst's 97 years. Burial will be in Aurora City Cemetery. Condolences and memories of Mr. Medhurst may be shared with his family at (AA, 4/8/20)