William D. Sperati, 61, of McDonald, passed away on Sunday July 15, 2012 at his residence. Bill was born July 10, 1951 in Salem, Ohio the son of Rocky B. and Patricia Jean Fowler Sperati. Bill worked at General Motors for 30 years retiring in 1999. He graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelors degree in 2000. He then worked for Canfield School System as a teacher and substitute. He was a football coach for McDonald Midgets for 17 years, the McDonald School System for several years and then for Canfield School System for 5 years. He was also a football official for several years. Besides his parents of Girard, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife, the former, Jennifer Hamilton , whom he married March 18, 1989, a son Joseph D. (Suzanne) Sperati of McDonald, son William C. Sperati, step-daughters Kristen (Greg) Betts of Hilliard and Jodi (Jeff) Cintron of McDonald. He had eight grandchildren who were his pride and joy. Paige, Julian and Hannah Sperati of McDonald, Lucas Sperati of Columbus, Megan Betts of Columbus, Jacob (Jillie) Betts of Las Vegas NV and Tyler and Alex Cintron of McDonald. He also leaves his brother Rocco (Leslie) Sperati of Girard, his sister Gwen (Carl) Arthur of Warren and brother Michael Sperati of Youngstown. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Bill was a man who made a positive difference in the world. He left a legacy of strength, courage and dignity to all his family and friends and was a role model for all the young people he touched through his teaching and coaching. Funeral services will be held on Thursday July 19th, 1:00 PM, at the Blackstone Funeral Home where the family will receive relatives and friends from Noon until the time of service and also on Wednesday from 6-8PM. The family requests any material contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude's Children's Hospital. To view this obituary and to send condolences to the Sperati family visit www.blackstonefuneralhome.com.