Rochester: December 1, 2014 at age 88. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shirley Wailgum; children, William J. Wailgum, Jr. (Vicki), Mark J. Wailgum (Elaine), John C. Wailgum, Julie Montgomery (John) & Ann Kretschman (Eric); grandchildren, William J. Wailgum III (Carie), Shirley A. Montgomery, Stephany A. Wailgum, Daniel K. Montgomery, Julie E. Wailgum & Ruth E. Wailgum; great-granddaughter, Lynnlee Wailgum; siblings, Howard Wailgum (Doris), Ann Cohen, James Wailgum (Carol) & George Wailgum (Carrie); many dear friends. He is predeceased by his siblings, Mathias, Rita, Dorothy & Rose.
Bill is a Veteran of the United States Army and proudly served our country in the Pacific Campaign of World War II. In his spare time, he was a devoted artist and naturalist, an avid gardener, reader and storyteller. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Family and friends may gather to Celebrate his Life Saturday, December 6th 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. at 1556 North Winton Road, Rochester NY 14609.
Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300, RochesterCremation.com.