LeRoy, NY – April 13, 2023 at age 58.
Predeceased by his Father; William P. Makohon Sr. and Mother; Joyce N. Smith. He is survived by Christine Odom, Sisters; Lisa and Janine Makohon. Son; William P. Makohon III (Margaret), Daughter; Jennifer (Nicholas) Sawyer. Sons; Leo, Nathan and Nevin Makohon. 4 Grandchildren; Jaden, Madison, Hunter and Liam. Niece; Olivia Bacot. Best friend of over 50 years; Scott Gable. Sandra Thorn and several other loving Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
He was an active, dedicated employee of the US Postal Service for over 20 years. Bill loved his dogs; Wally, Louie, Nellie and Nero. He was a life long Buffalo Bills fan, avid golfer, fisherman and friend to many.
Special thanks to Donna Odom and Robin Easton for your wonderful compassion. The family is eternally grateful for your loving and nurturing care.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Rochester Regional Hospice Care and the American Cancer Society in Bill’s memory.
A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, April 19th, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Rochester Cremation, 1118 Long Pond Road, Rochester (Greece), NY 14626.
Rest In Peace my good friend. No more pain and suffering. May you golf, watch Buffalo Bills win a Super Bowl and play with pugs everyday. Prayers of comfort and peace for your family especially all your children. God Bless. 💔📬🙏🏻😢
Our prayers are with you all.
Fly with the angels Bill gone to soon rest in peace your children are very strong but miss you deeply ❤️
Rest in peace my friend ❤️🙏🏾
Bill, a friend, coworker, and one of the nicest people i had the honor to know. rest in peace brother. God bless your family
You were a guiding force to many starting out with USPS and I am so lucky to have known you. I’ll think of you often-especially when the Bills are winning. Rest in Peace, xo
Met Billy after High School and we spent years hanging out and going to concerts and Bills games. We lost touch but his return to the post office was a return to our great friendship. He treated me to a Bills game every year, then a few years ago he got me to be a substitute in his golf league. I ended up beating colon cancer 2 years ago and no one would bust my chops like Billy when I lost distance on my drives. That’s exactly how I wanted him to be. Then he got cancer and we shared something else, figured this fighter could lick it too. He never complained but you could see the toll it was taking. We were encouraged when he returned to work for several months until he took a turn for the worse. Everyone will miss Billy dearly. I’m taking his full time slot in the golf league and Scott Easton and I are naming our team “Birdies for Billy” in honor of our great friend. ❤️❤️
My Deepest Condolence. May He Rest In Peace🙏
We were so shocked and very saddened to read that Billy has passed. Billy was our Mailman for many, many years and we always enjoyed chatting with him daily. He was an excellent Mailman—always hard-working, prompt, polite, efficient and had a wonderful and engaging personality. He often spoke about his children and how proud of them he was. We send our deepest condolences to his family.
To the family and friends of Bill, we lost a great light! “He’s got it made” in heaven today. On behalf of Bill, the letter carriers of the GMF donated $225 to Rochester Regional Hospice Care, and $225 to the American Cancer Society. We were all grateful to attend his beautiful service today, and give our love and condolences to his family.
I can’t thank you all enough for what you have done. The contingentof mail carriers that came to my brothers service is something I’ll never forget and it was so heartwarming. It’s so bitter sweet I only wish I knew all of you better I know my brother loved all of you so much. Thank you again for being there for him and his family.
Over two weeks have gone by and I’m still in disbelief. I hope to be as half as strong as you are Dad. I miss you terribly. Love you
My heart is broken, brother. You are the bravest man I’ve ever known and the best big brother any sister could have. It’s still unreal to me that you’re not here. I love you Billy.