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2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
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William M. Priestas, Jr.

William M. Priestas, Jr. 71, Sandusky, passed away at his residence in the Ohio Veterans Home, on Sunday, May 10th, 2020.

He was born in Elyria, Ohio on December 13th, 1948 and grew up in Lorain, Ohio.

He attended Clearview High School in Lorain and then enlisted in the US Navy. He then had a variety of jobs throughout the remainder of his life. He was also an excellent artist who could paint and draw anything and make it look lifelike.

He loved nature, art, music, and his family the most. He was known at the Ohio Veterans Home where he resided as the man who gave out the king sized candy bars every Halloween. Seeing the children's reaction when they got them made his day.

He is survived by sisters, Gayle Tomco and Linda (Daniel) Jones; brother, Robert (Sue) Priestas; daughter, Heather (Arvin) Gill; son, Warren Priestas; three granddaughters, Camille, Leah and Jade; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helen (Horvatich) Priestas, Sr.

Private graveside services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.

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