Shelby, Mich., farrier Bill Marossy passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2022, at the Leila and Cyrus Poppen Hospice Residence in Muskegon, Mich. He was 79.
His love of motorcycles, classic cars and repairing or fabricating anything was evident from an early age. After graduation, he pursued an apprenticeship with Liberty Publishing Co. as a linotype machinist and went on to become a journeyman linotype machinist for both The Cleveland Press and The Plain Dealer newspapers. He also started his own automotive restoration business during the late 1960s and took many trips across the United States by motorcycle to see the western landscape.
He married his like-minded, adventurous soulmate Jeannette (Dostal) Marossy of Cleveland, Ohio, on May 23, 1970. After marrying, they bought 180 acres of vacant land in Benona Township to start their new life together, far removed from the hectic city life in Cleveland.
During the 1970s, Marossy attended the nationally renowned Lincoln Welding School in Ohio and became certified in many advanced welding techniques. Additionally, he attended Oklahoma Farriers College in Sperry, Okla., and became a professional farrier of horses. For almost 40 years, he worked as a journeyman machinist specializing in precision machine repair and rebuilding of complex hydraulic, pneumatic and fabrication systems.
His truest passions always involved motorcycles, classic cars, hunting and working on the property with his family by his side. His outgoing, no-nonsense Hungarian personality, contagious smile and ability to fix or fabricate anything shall always be what he is most remembered for.
A private family service will take place in Cleveland, Ohio, where he shall be laid to rest next to his parents. In lieu of a local service or memorial fund, please consider donating to The American Cancer Society, the Parkinson’s Foundation or Harbor Hospice of Muskegon.
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