William G. Artino (Bill) passed away peacefully on February 16, 2023, after a long battle with various health issues. He spent his final days just the way he wanted surrounded by his children and truly exemplified what it means to fight until the very end.
Bill was born on April 1, 1955, in Cleveland, Ohio to Sal and Peggy Artino. He graduated from Shaker Heights High School in 1973 and from Ohio State University in 1978 with a bachelor of arts in communication. His passion was hockey, and he played semi professional hockey for various teams until he started his career in finance in 1982.
Bill is survived by his three children Katie, William (Carissa, LJ) and Karly Artino, with whom he shared a very special and unique relationship with each child. Whether it was talking sports, career paths or just helping them learn how to navigate life, one thing is certain that he always showed up and never gave up no matter what. He is preceded in death by parents Sal and Peggy Artino.
He has been repeatedly described as a generous, family man of faith. He always made sure those around him had enough and did whatever he could to ensure so. He served on the state board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 1995–1999 and as the chaplain for the Iowa Cubs for ten years. His faith in Christ was unshakable, which brings everyone comfort that they will be reunited with him again someday.
Although he was successful and accomplished in many aspects, if you were to ask him what accomplishment he was most proud of, he would say, without doubt, his three children, which were “the three most precious gifts God could give (him),” whom he loved fiercely and made sure to protect until his last breath.