William E. Easton

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Greece NY: Thursday, November 24, 2016 at age 90. Survived by his children, Jennifer E. (Dwayne) Heintz, William T. (Ann), Peter A. (Samira) and Matthew P. (Michelle), six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his brother Robert of Princeton, NJ, sisters Elizabeth Yorke of Boston and Brenda Weber of Washington DC, and many friends including Mary Ver Hulst. Predeceased by his wife of sixty-two years, Lois (Wendy) Easton and their daughter,Wende.

Born in Greece NY, Bill graduated from John Marshall High School during World War II. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Army where he was placed in the Manhattan Project despite his young age because of his aptitude in math and science. After his service at Los Alamos, he returned to Rochester where he obtained his BS in engineering at the University of Rochester and his law degree at Harvard Law School.

In 1950 he married Wendy Mann, who he met at UR where she had obtained her BS in Mathematics. They had five children in a span of eight years, while Bill began his law practice working in a firm with his father William G. Easton who later became a New York State Supreme Court Justice.

Bill practiced law for over sixty years and earned a reputation as a skilled, analytical lawyer with a unique ability to handle complex matters. Over his career he represented a diverse group of clients including the Greece Central School District and Sage Rutty Co., Inc. He was warm and affectionate to his many friends and a caring, patient father to his five children. A gifted pianist and superb squash player, Bill lived an extraordinary life full of accomplishments of which he rarely spoke.

Friends may call on Monday (November 28th) 4-6 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd.

Contributions may be made to Mount Carmel House, Hilton in his memory.

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