December 4, 2022

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Bill Denihan, ‘consummate administrator and public official,’ dies at 85

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Longtime Cuyahoga County general public servant and psychological well being and dependancy advocate Bill Denihan died Monday at the age of 85.

His wife, Mary, confirmed the news in a submit on his Fb web page, stating he endured “insurmountable health issues” subsequent a coronary heart attack on May perhaps 12.

“Bill was an amazing human becoming. He cherished earning a meaningful difference in peoples’ life,” she wrote, contacting on friends and these who knew him to share their have reminiscences and stories of “all the very good he did for our community.”

Denihan very last served as CEO of the Liquor, Drug Addiction and Psychological Wellness Services Board, which he served make in 2009 and led for 15 a long time prior to retiring in 2017 at the age of 80.

Bill Denihan gives instruction during a 2008 art class at Joseph's Home in Cleveland. Denihan, who served in an alphabet soup of public service jobs, died May 23, 2022 at age 85.

Still left, Bill Denihan provides instruction to Anthony Jenkins on Saturday, March 8, 2008 in the course of an artwork course at Joseph’s Home. The course is developed to assist men with their self esteem. (Lonnie Timmons III / Plain Supplier)The Plain Seller

But his vocation in general public assistance went back again a great deal even more.

He was the govt director of the county’s Division of Little ones & Household Solutions from 1999 via 2001, “championing variations that strengthened our social function and supportive assistance tactics,” the county explained in a statement late Monday, acknowledging his passing.

He also held numerous other titles, including:

  • To start with government director of Ohio’s Condition Personnel Relations Board
  • Acting director of the Ohio Office of Pure Methods
  • Director of staff, both of those for Ohio and Cuyahoga County
  • Deputy administrator and condition statements director for the Bureau of Workers’ Payment
  • Chair of the Nuclear Energy Evacuation Program for Ohio
  • Community assistance director for Metropolis of Cleveland
  • Director of highway safety for Ohio, in charge of the Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Motor Cars
  • Cleveland community basic safety director
  • Acting Cleveland police chief
  • Chair of the Psychological Health and fitness Response Advisory Committee
  • CEO of the previous Cuyahoga County Community Psychological Health and fitness Board

County Government Armond Budish named him “the consummate administrator and public official,” in an emailed assertion.

“He shown his respect for men and women and service every working day,” Budish stated. “His flexibility and leadership techniques enabled him to work in virtually just about every degree and region of authorities. His wisdom and advocacy will be missed.”

Cleveland Town Council also held a moment of silence for Denihan through Monday’s assembly.

Denihan experienced 11 children and a lot of grandchildren and wonderful grandchildren who “were the gentle of his everyday living,” and “the finest legacy any particular person can have,” his wife wrote.

“There was only one particular Invoice Denihan, and I am privileged that he beloved me as significantly as I loved him,” she claimed.