Funeral services for Bill Mondi, 61, Lawrence, KS, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2012 at the Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. He died early Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, KS.
Bill was born on January 18, 1950 in Charleroi, PA, the son of Basil W. & Anna Mae Rendos Mondi. He grew up in Monessen, PA and moved to Lawrence in 1983.
At the time of his death, he was the Lead Fiscal Analyst for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, KS.
He was a graduate with a B.S. in Industrial Education from California State College in California, PA.
Bill was a fly fishing enthusiast and was a member of the Free State Fly Fishers. He had also coached for many years in the Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association (DCABA) and Youth Sports, Inc. (YSI) Programs in Lawrence.
He was married to Becky Houk on May 20, 1972 in Monessen, PA. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael (wife, Kelly) Mondi, of Lawrence, KS, Marc Mondi, of Des Moines, IA; two brothers, Tony (wife, Cindy) Mondi, of Greensburg, PA, John (wife, Janelle) Mondi, of Saegertown, PA; and grandchildren: Caleb, Cole, Chase, and Ava Grace.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in his name to the City of Lawrence Youth Sports, or Lawrence Youth Football or Heartland Community Health Center-Food Pantry and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.
Becky and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our hearts grieve for you all. Please know that we will be praying for you now and in the days to come.
Blessings, Jim and Alison Nye
Mike,Mark, and Becky im so so sorry for your loss I will always remember him the good times growing up and hanging out at your house with all the great memories! Bill was a great man..You guys are all in my prayers!!
Aunt Becky Michael and marc, am so sad at loss of uncle bill. I know you know where he is right now and I hope Jesus brings you all comfort and peace. Much much love, brandy & adam
Becky, Mike & Marc,
Linda and I will be praying for God’s rest as you grieve the loss of Bill. I can remember a lot of fun times when we were coaching basketball & baseball together. Bill was a wonderful gentleman. He will be missed. Mike & Linda
We are forever greatful to have known Bill through the years. May God bless each of you. We love you guys and are praying for you.
Becky and family, We are so heartbroken to hear about Bill. He was such a wonderful guy. So many fun memories of our baseball traveling trips and that big smile was just the best. He will be greatly missed. You are in our prayers. Hugs, Dennis & Shari
All of us at Applied are sorry for your loss.
Becky, Mike and Marc…your family is my prayers. There are so many great memories of baseball and of the kids growing up together. I will always remember the cigars..
To Becky and the entire Mondi family….Bill was like a brother to me, and I’m still in shock that he’s gone, BUT he will NEVER be forgottten. You all have my deepest, and most sincere condolences. Billy was one of a kind, and I loved him dearly.
Becky, Marc and Mike- Our hearts truly break for your family with this great loss. We will all miss Bill and the footprints he has left on all our hearts. The Roberts are grieving with you.
Love and prayers-Claire, Don, Alex and Jennie
Becky, Marc, Mike,
I am so shocked this morning to read the loss of your husband and father. Bill was always a great support for all of you. Please know that you all are in my prayers. Bill was, and will always be, a great man. I, for one, was extremely lucky to be touched by him.
Marc and Family:
I’m truly sorry for the loss that your family has suffered. I had only met Bill a handful of times and when I did he always smiled and had a wonderful personality. He will be missed by many. If you or your family need anything please let us know.
Billy was everything a successful man could wish for: good husband, good father and good friend. The light in the world is suddenly dimmer without him. I can think of so many ways that he impacted me. God be with his family at this time.
Becky, Marc & Mike, so sorry to hear about your loss. Bill was a fair and kind man. He always had everyone best interests. He will be missed. My prayers are with all of you.
Becky and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful man and a wonderful co-worker. He was our fiscal officer for our district. Please know that you all are in our prayers for these days to come.
My deepest sympathies and many prayers to the family and friends of Bill. I met Bill through work when I took a class with him, and really appreciated his sense of humor and friendliness. I will miss him.
So sorry to hear of Bill’s untimely passing. My thoughts and payers are with your family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Susan
You know that our most sincere sympathies are with you all. Our fond memories of Bill will keep him in our hearts forever. We wish you strength and courage in the days ahead. Love to you all.
Dear Mondi Family:
In the recent past I have been working with Bill who is part of the SMART Task Force. I have appreciated his input and efficiency. I want to convey my deepest sympathies to each of you. May God be with you and walk you through the coming days.
MARC,OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THE DIFFICULT TIME. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Becky, Marc & Mike- We hope you know how much you’re in our hearts & thoughts at this difficult time. So glad that I got to spend time with you & Bill in Savannah last year. He will be sorely missed!
in sincere sympathy –
Mike – I am truly sorry to hear about your father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Becky, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. I had only met Bill on a couple of occasions but remember those meeting fondly. Kindest Regards, Dave M
Becki, I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad we had time to spend with you both at the reunion. All of our love, Robin
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian has enjoyed spending time with Bill fishing and fly-tying. We will miss his humor and smile!
A FINE MAN TAKEN AWAY FAR TOO EARLY. PAT AND I SEND OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
BOB AND PAT MARKLE
Please accept my sincere sympathies. I had the privilege of working with and knowing Bill for many years at KDHE – he always had a kind word, a teasing comment, and a smile to share. I will truly miss him. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I always enjoyed Bill’s company, he will be missed.
My prayers are with you and your family for the untimely passing of Bill. He was such a nice person to work with on several occassions I had a chance to talk to him.
My heart goes out to you and your family. I have worked with Bill for the last 20 years in different capacities and have always looked up to him. He will be greatly missed.
Becky, Marc & Michael, I miss Bill already and I haven’t seen you all for several years. I still feel we are part of each others lives and I’m sad for the whole family. Kara and Dana are sad about Bill’s passing; even though we know he is in a better place.
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill and I were co-workers at KDHE. He was a very kind person who was very helpful and always had a smile. He will be missed deeply. May God help you and your families through this time of mourning.
Bill’s office is just around the corner from mine. I had no idea he was the chief fiscal analyst for our whole 1000+ person agency — such a humble man. Bill always offered a smile and friendly word. He was an outstanding “number cruncher,” but he always, always put people first. We will all really miss Bill. My heart goes out to the Mondi family.
Have always enjoyed talking fishing and life with Bill at work. Bill was always a friendly person and I will miss him. I will keep the Mondi family in my thoughts during this difficult time.
I grew up with Bill in Monessen. His cousin married my brother. I know his whole family. He was always a pleasant person to be around. My sympathies to you and yours.
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel conforted by the love and support of family and fiends. Bill will be missed deeply at KDHE.
Words cannot express the saddness it brings to hear about the loss of Bill. His bright smile could light up a room. I’ll never forget the smell of his cigars at the baseball fields in the summer. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Becky, I was shocked to get the information about Bill. I’m so sorry. We haven’t seen you and Bill for awhile, but still think of you often. We will be praying for you as our hearts are broken for you. God Bless and Keep you and your family in these difficult times. Link and Sue Hugehs
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time, also keeping the great hope of reuniting with our loved ones in our Heavenly home,our treasures in Heaven with Jesus our Lord!!!!May God’s perfect peace be with you all…..
Becky and family,
Billie was my best friend in high school and best man at my wedding. Although we grew a part, I never stopped cherishing our relationship. I will now hold him in my heart. My condolences to the entire family.
Sincerely, Joe Yakovac
Bill was a sweet and kind guy with a big heart and a big smile to match. Bill adored being Becky’s sweetheart. I am so glad that he was a part of our family. I am so glad we had the chance to spend some good times with both Becky and Bill in Savannah this past June at the Markle Family Road Trip Reunion. May Bill’s memory be a blessing and comfort to Becky and her boys in their time of grief. Cousin, Diane
We were very sad to hear of Bill’s passing. Elaine only has the fondest childhood memories of growing up with Bill. You,your kids and grandkids are in our thoughts and prayers.
Elaine and Gregg
Tony, Johnny,Billy was as much a brother to me and others as he was to you, we loved him (56+years)from Washington Playground through Cal State and beyond. Distance separated us,but Billy was ALWAYS in our conversations,our memories and now in our Prayers.Please accept my sincerest condolences, when you lose a Brother,you lose a bit of yourself. We will miss him dearly. May God grant Billy Eternal Memory and Peaceful Repose.
Bill was great to work with! He knew what he was doing–but more importantly–he was very nice and always did what he said he would. He would call and apologize if he didn’t send information soon enough. KDHE will miss him for many reasons. My sympathy and prayers for the family.
I always enjoyed talking to Bill. He was great person.
Sorry to hear of the loss of Bill. I came to know Bill through my work with him here at KDHE. He will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers to all your family in this difficult time.
Everyone who knew and loved Billy will never forget him.
Dear Becky and Family, Our deepest condolences to you and the whole family. May God be with.
Our deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family. Bill was a friend and has given us many great memories through the fly fishing club and personally working at the state. God Bless
I do not know if you remember me, but Dale, Susan, Shannon and I went to the Mustard Seed several years back. I remember how cute your
two boys were and always so well dressed. You and Bill took great pride in them just as Dale and I did our girls. It is so hard to believe that
they are all grown up and you now have 4 grandchildren. I am thankful for you that one of your sons lives in Lawrence.
I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am for your great loss. Even though we were not close, please feel free to give me a call anytime if you
need someone to talk to or with anything else either Dale or I might do for you. Dale is retired and I am still working for a couple more years.
It is good for him to do for others, so please do not hesitate. Our home number is 843-8486 and my mobile is 550-7458 – both 785 area codes.
I lost my Mother in Sept. so can only imagine somewhat of what you are going through.
With God’s Love,
Mike, Kelly and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed the time that I was fortunate enough to have spent with Bill, he was such a great guy and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nathan, Jenny and family
Becky and Family:
I’m schocked and very sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. Although we haven’t seen one another for many years I can still remember the things we did when we were young. Your family will be in my thoughts and if there is anything I can do for you please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m truly very sorry. Cousin Joe
Our prayers are with each of you. May the Lord pour out His comfort on you.
Date Jan 17,2012 U have our deepest sympothy and our hearts go out to the Family who we knew through the time in Monessen. Billy was like a Brother to whom ever he come in contact with an he will be grealy missed by so many back in the valley. May he rest in peace & heaven awaits him with open arms.Im so sorry for your loss. Franki .
We are so sorry. We will miss Bill. He was always so good and hard working around the house. Please let us know if we can help you in anyway.
Dear Becky and Family,
Words can not begin to express our deepest sympathy. We are still in shock and incredibly sad. Bill was such a special man and will always be in our hearts. We love you and continue to pray for comfort during this time.
Susan & Fred Dorsey & Family
We were shocked to hear of Bills passing. We remember him at Deerfield being a great father to the boys. We are so sorry. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Becky and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.
Becki..Can’t seem to find the words to write. Yet, want you to know, I and sooo many others, are thinking of you, caring about you and your family, and grieving with you. I remember Bill’s sweet sense of humor, his gentle- man-ly ways, his big smile, his kindnesses, commitment to people, and what he said he would do. I pray for you, Great Grace. Judy Harkins
Becky – I can’t tell you how sad I am to hear about Bill. He was a kind, gently and loving man. Andy and I have many, many special memories of Bill. My love and prayers go out to you and the boys. xo
The Mondi family,
We are so heartbroken for you because we know how much Bill meant to you. From the short time we have known him, we can say he was the most loving and supportive grandpa around. It is going to be tough not seeing him at games and practices. But I do feel he will be there shining down from above!! Please find peace in knowing he is in a better place than us. Please know if you need anything we are here for you.
Becky, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry.
Sherry Warren and Sean Belden
My deepest sympathies to you and your “boys”. Bill was such a special man and I will miss him. So happy that we got to sit on the beach together this summer in Savannah. You are in my thoughts and in my heart now and always. Love, Marcy
My thoughts and prayers are with the Mondi family during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have worked with such a caring man. Bill will be missed deeply in the office, but I will also miss seeing him in the bleachers as I so often did cheering on his grandkids.
Becky and family, just wanted you to know what a great boss Bill was — always even-tempered with a great sense of humor. I will really miss him. You all are in our prayers. Debbie~
Becky, Marc, Mike, Kelly and the grandchildren, This is such a painful and difficult time. Read 2 Corinthians 5-8.
This is a comforting confirmation for those who know God, and Bill did. He told me so when I spoke with him Jan 11th. May you have God’s PEACE in your hearts for today, HOPE in your hearts for tomorrow and much JOY in knowing Bill’s enjoying life Eternal! Where we will all meet again!
MARK, MIKE AND BECKY,
WE WERE SOOOO SADENED TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF SUCH A WONDERFUL MAN. HE WAS SUCH A JOY TO KNOW, AND WE ARE THANKFUL TO HAVE KNOWN BILL. YOU AND FAMILIES ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN ALL OF THE GREAT MEMORIES. SINCERELY, KIMBERLY K. MUMFORD AND WALDA K. MONROE.
Mondi Family- Sorry to hear of your loss. I feel like a piece of my childhood has left; so many fond memories. The Myers’ Family wishes you all well in through this difficult time.
Becky and family,
I have been blessed to know Bill. He always had a smile and was always a gentleman. I know I can call him a friend even though we went down different paths after the Hall-Kimbrell/PSI days. We would run into each other occasionally and it was always a joy to see him. He had a way of making you feel better just by talking with him…no matter how long the talk was. Much of that was due to how many hours we spent working on projects back at HK/PSI, but his demeanor never wavered and his positive attitude was incessantly infectious. You can tell how many people he touched by the number of people who came out last night to give their condolences and support to you and your family. The Witmer family will think of both of you every day. Take care and know the pain and sorrow you feel today will over time be replaced with the joy of his memories.
To the Mondi Family, may God bless you and family in this time of sorrow.
To the Mondi Family,
Bill has been such an icon in my life. He was the first supervisor to acknowledge me as a member of the staff at KDHE BOW. He has shown to be a great man, husband, father and grandfather. May God bless the family. Remember, you will always be safe because he is watching over you. It will be hard at times, but he is not in anymore pain. If there is at any time I can do anything for you please don’t hesitate to contact me!
We have been thinking of you all during this time. So sorry for the loss and pain that comes with it. Hope all your good memories can carry you through.
You are in our prayers ~
Talena Heidi & Holly
Bill was such a really great guy. He will really be missed!!