William ‘Bill’ Arrowsmith
On 06/22/2023, Bill passed away at the age of 67 with his wife and daughter by his side after a courageous stroke journey. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Laura Mae and William. He is survived by his beloved wife of 22 years, Beckie: his three children; Sarah Arrowsmith, Nathan Arrowsmith (Ashley), and Collin Beck. He is survived by his cherished granddaughter, Kylie, and his dog, Shiloh: many other loving family members and friends.
Bill worked as a contractor and carpenter for many years and could build anything. He was a musician, playing self-taught harmonica and guitar-bringing music to so many people’s lives. If you knew Bill, you knew his guitar and his singing voice. In the last years before his stroke, he served his community as a hospice care volunteer bringing peace and caring to others. He was an active member of alcoholics anonymous and supported people through their program journeys. He was always there to lend an ear or a helping hand. His family and friends remember him as the funny, goofy, light of the party-always ready and willing to do anything to make someone laugh.
Thank you to the St. Ann’s staff for their continued care of Bill for the past two years. Your compassionate care has truly been appreciated.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Bills honor to the St. Ann’s Staff Star Fund.
Donations can be made directly at https://stannscommunity.com/donate-now/ by selecting Star Fund: An Employee Appreciation Fund or checks can be sent to the address below.
A mass will be held on Thursday 06/29/2023 at noon located at St. Ann’s Community Chapel 1500 Portland Avenue Rochester NY 14621. After the mass, there will be a gathering room available for condolences. All are welcome to celebrate Bill’s life.