Bill went home to see the Lord on November 24th, 2021 at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Edna, brother Jack, sister Susan; former spouse Denise (mother of Tiffany and Robert); father-in-law Richard and mother-in-law Myrtle Gielow. Survived by his wife of almost 27 years Susan; daughters Dawn (Joe) McGovern, Kara, Tiffany (DL) Walter, son Robert (Katie), stepsons Paul (Allison) Barry, and Mark (Jennifer) Barry; grandchildren Sarah, Lilly, Mitchell, Sophia, Katherine, Lucy, Ella, Adelyn, Daniel, Annabelle, Kaden; great-grandchildren Cameryn and Xander.
Bill was born in 1947 in Yokohama, Japan. He graduated from RL Thomas High School, Webster, NY in 1965 where he joined the United States Marine Corps shortly after, serving two combat tours in Vietnam. Bill worked as a computer engineer for Hewlett-Packard and retired in 2005. Bill had many hobbies and was a member of many organizations including: The POW/MIA Marathon team, the VFW, the Vets Center, and also multiple church groups where he found that he could serve others through his faith. Bill will be forever missed by his family and friends. He was and will always be known as a Marine’s Marine, never shying away from trying to help a veteran in need. Bill’s true passion in life was spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren, who will always affectionately remember him as “Papa”.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, December 1st from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Rochester Cremation at 1118 Long Pond Road in the Town of Greece. A celebration of life service will be at Northridge Church, 2052 St. Paul Street, Rochester on December 2nd at 11:00am.