William Warren Phelan

William Phelan - Newark, NY - Rochester Cremation

Newark, NY:  William Warren Phelan 3/24/35- 5/20/20 (at 85 years)

Son of the late William Kall and Mary Jane Phelan. Predeceased by his beloved  wife Mary Joyce of 58 years,Sisters: Susan (George) Goodrich, Nancy (Peter) Whitcomb. Survived by is his children: Scot (John),Todd, Cynthia (Douglas) Guillaume, Timothy. Three grandchildren and two great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

After attending Dean Junior college, William married his college sweet heart Mary Joyce. He served in the Army in the early 60’s. Once returning to the Rochester area he eventually worked for Sears until he retired to his horse farm Phelan Training Stables. He enjoyed many years working on the family horse farm. He very much enjoyed riding and caring for the Arabian horses. Throughout the years he also enjoyed fishing and hunting with family and friends. He enjoyed time with his children and grandchildren. As his health declined in recent years, he enjoyed  sharing stories and playing checkers with his great grandchildren. He passed peacefully in his sleep with his family nearby.

Per his request, no services will be held. Memorials may be sent to Humane Society at Lollipop Farm in Fairport NY.

Condolences may be sent to 27 Church St, Phelps, NY 14532.

5 Condolences

  1. Duane Esser on June 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm


    I am so sorry about your dad. He sounds like a wonderful man and a great influence on you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Duane Esser

  2. Ross Ellingwood on June 6, 2020 at 1:45 am

    So sorry for the loss of your father. Wishing you comfort in your memories of him.

  3. MeghannRossomme on June 6, 2020 at 9:08 am

    So sorry for your loss Tim . Thinking and praying for you & your family
    Love you
    Keith , Meg & McKenna Rossomme

  4. Rich and Linda Sadala on June 6, 2020 at 8:19 pm


    We’re very sorry for the loss of your father. He seemed to have lived a great and full life.

  5. Deborah Kunzer Elman on June 21, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Dear Scot,

    I saw the death notice in the newspaper and wanted to reach out with my condolences on the loss of your father. How wonderful that he shared the love of the horses with you.
    May you find comfort in many happy memories.

    Your long ago friend,


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