William Charles "Bill" Whiteman, age 82 of Dansville, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Penn Yan.
Bill was born on August 28, 1938 to the late Harold & Marion Whiteman. Bill graduated from Livonia High School. In 1960, Bill volunteered to serve our country by joining the US Army where he went through training at Ft. Knox in Kentucky before being deployed to Germany. Bill recalls enjoying his time in Germany and came back to the states in March of 1962. Bill met the love of his life in 1968 and he married Jean Hurd on July 12, 1969 and together shared 52 years of marriage. Bill retired from Rochester Telephone (Frontier) after 32 years in 1996 where he was a cable splicer.
Bill was a member of the Dansville Moose Lodge and held many titles over the years. He had an opportunity to go to Illinois and received the highest honor one could: the Pilgrim Degree Merit. Bill and Jean also had a home in Florida, right outside of Dade City where they would escape the cold New York winter for sunny Florida weather. Bill also took up golf in 2003 and thought it was a great way to enjoy fresh air.
In addition to his parents, Bill is predeceased by his son, Ron Merle; his siblings: Gladys (Elmer) Swick, Pat (Harriett) Whiteman, Jack Whiteman; and his brother-in-law, Gordon Rowley.
Bill is survived and will be sorely missed by his loving and devoted wife of over 52 years, Jean Whiteman; his children: Don (Joan) Merle, Pat (Richard) Maskell, Bruce Merle, Brian (Eileen) Whiteman; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Merle; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; his siblings: Jean Rowley, Nancy (Richard) Smith, Marge (Jim) Reynolds; sister-in-law, Chic Whiteman; and several nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.
Family and friends are invited to call from 11am – 1pm on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the Dansville Foursquare Church, 49 West Ave., Dansville NY 14437, funeral services will be held at 1pm.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Alzheimer's Association online at ALZ.org