In Loving Memory of William Scott Rainsberger

July 07, 1954
Alliance, Ohio
May 25, 2017
Fairfield, CT
Funeral Home

Spear-Miller Funeral Home

39 South Benson Road,
Fairfield CT US 06824


Spear-Miller Funeral Home, Friday 4-7 p.m.

39 South Benson Road,
CT 06824

June 02, 2017


St. Pius X Church

Mass of Christian Burial

834 Brookside Drive,
CT 06824

Saturday, June 3, 2017 , 10:00 a.m.


Oak Lawn Cemetery

1530 Bronson Road,
CT 06824

June 03, 2017

Family Gathering


Evans Golf Scholars Foundation

One Briar Road,
Golf IL,
60029-0301 (http// and Honorariums.htm)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, 1275 York Ave., New York, NY 10065 (https//

William Scott Rainsberger

William Scott Rainsberger, age 62, of Fairfield, CT passed away on May 25th, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Bill was born in Alliance, Ohio on July 7th, 1954 to Mary Rainsberger-Kibler and William Rainsberger.

Bill grew up in Alliance, Ohio. He attended Regina Coeli Elementary School, St. Thomas Aquinas High School, and John Carroll University where he received a degree in accounting.

He began work at the IBM Corporation in June of 1976 and remained there for 40 years in various executive leadership positions. Career highlights included being part of team that acquired and integrated PWC Consulting into IBM in 2002. His career was global in scope as he held leadership roles several international destinations including Paris, Tokyo, Milan, and Dublin. He retired in August of 2015.

Bill was an avid golfer. He was a member of Brooklawn Country Club for 25 years where he served as handicap chairman for periods of time.

Bill is survived by brother John Rainsberger, wife Michelle Rainsberger, daughter Beth Edmondson, son Tim Rainsberger, son-in-law Scott Edmondson, grandchildren Kate and Henry.

Bill is preceded in death by his father William Rainsberger, his aunt Carol Scott Gwin, and his uncle Jack Gwin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. meeting directly at St. Pius X Church, 834 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Friends may call Friday from 4-7 p.m. in the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the following institutions: Evans Golf Scholars Foundation or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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  1. Our deepest sympathies. He was loved by all. You did a great job in caring for him these almost 2 years. Praying for comfort and strength. Praying that the cherished sweet memories overshadow and outnumber the sorrow! Love you all, Teresa and Paul

  2. My heart breaks for all of you. Bill was a treasured friend to many including his JCU family. Please know that you are all in my thoughts, my prayers and much love is being sent your way. I will hold the great memories of this past December where we all enjoyed a beautiful wedding in Cleveland close to my heart. JCU friendships transcend time and I so enjoyed catching up with Bill, Michelle and the “Big Chill” gang…such a special weekend! Big hugs from Cleveland. Safe home Bill, safe home!

  3. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Bill was a very special person who’s soul was incredibly unique. We were blessed to have had him touch our lives. He will live on in all who knew him. God bless you all.

  4. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Bill was a very special person who’s soul was tremendously unique. We were very blessed to have him touch our lives. May God bless you all.

  5. Bill had such warm and kindness. Also, always up for a good laugh. He will be missed. God Bless

  6. Elizabeth and I are so sorry for yourloss

    Bill was such a wonderful man we will miss him very much


    Elizabeth and Michael
    The Brennan family

  7. So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Bill took me under his wing and become my mentor when IBM purchased PwC Consulting. He helped me in numerous ways and was instrumental in getting me to France on an assignment. Bill was a model IBMer and he drove me to perform at my best. I send my warmest, heartfelt regards to Michelle and Bill’s family. May light perpetual shine upon him. With a heavy heart, Joanne Bradshaw