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William D. Cary, Sr.
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • First Baptist Church Food Pantry
    PO Box 604
    Cobleskill, NY 12043

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“The Don Helme Family send its regards to the entire Cary family. Prayers and thoughts...sad loss. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Helme - Cobleskill, NY

“Bill's smile would light up any room. He will be missed. Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jamie Batcher - Guilderland, NY

“Joyce, Bill and Mike I was sorry to hear about Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Elizabeth Gaylor - Richmondville, NY

“Dear Joyce, Mike, and Bill, I am so sad about Bill's passing- he was such a sweetheart and one of the nicest, gentlest people I have known. I will...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Lockwood - Warnerville, NY

“For the family Of Bill Cary, Prayers and thoughts be with The Cary Family. If John were here,he would probably...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Ona Coons - Perrysburg, OH

“Bill, So sorry to hear about the passing of your farther. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Herbert Van Natten Jr - NY

“My dear sweet Uncle Bill. A great man who always had a smile and kind words. Truly the nicest man I've ever known. (I will always remember playing...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Lori( Simpson) & Cori Menefee - FL

“So sorry to hear of Bills passing, my condolences to everyone in the Cary family. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Paul Bascomb

“So Sorry to hear this sad news. ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: Bill and Kathy Slater - Friends

“To the whole Cary Family, Prayers and Loving thoughts are sent your way, may you find peace and strength in your memories of Uncle Bill. We...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Stephen & Olga Simpson - Margate, FL

“Dear Joyce and family, I share your loss with you and I am sadden by Bill's passing. I will miss seeing him when you come to get your hair done. I...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Chris Trask - Schenevus, NY

“Bill and family So sorry for your loss. Spent the days ahead remembering all the good memories. Thoughts and prayers have been sent to our Lord. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Judy strauss - Cobble skill, NY

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was always a great help and I enjoyed working with him. ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: alan danforth@gmail.com


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William D. Cary, Sr., 88, of Cobleskill died Monday, January 7, 2013 at his residence in the company of his loving family.

Born June 26, 1924 in Fort Edward, NY, he was the son of A. Heywood and Mary (Henderson) Cary.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1944 until receiving an honorable discharge in 1946. He had the distinction of serving in the honor guard for General Patton's funeral. Bill was a lifetime member of the Schenevus VFW Post #2752.

For twenty-seven years he was employed as a technical assistant at SUNY Cobleskill. He was a member of the former Seward Valley Grange, initiated the Seward Little League, was active in the Boy Scouts, and volunteered in the Cobleskill area for Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.

He and his wife, Joyce, lived many winters in Seabring, FL for eight years where they volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, Seabring Nursing Home, and Children's Home.

Bill was also a member of the Warnerville United Methodist Church where he formerly served as a trustee.

He was predeceased by a son: Jeffrey A. Cary on April 19, 2006.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce ( Slater) Cary, whom he married October 26, 1947; two children: William D. Cary, Jr. of Cobleskill, Michael A. (Susan) Cimino-Cary of Cobleskill; four grandchildren: Heather E. Cary of Gulf Port, FL, Susan (Jason) Palmer of Townsend, MA, Valerie M. (Julie) MacPherson of Rochester, and April Cary of Brooklyn; two great-grandchildren: Ryan Joseph Palmer of Townsend, MA and Liam James MacPherson of Rochester; two sisters: Mary Alice Spaulding of Hudson Falls, and Marcia Bunzey of Cobleskilll; and a brother: Carius (Willie) Cary of Prescott Valley, AZ.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. Officiating will be Rev. Victor R. Zaccaro. Family and friends are also invited to attend a period of visitation to be held at the funeral home prior to the service, from 10 to 11 AM. Spring inurnment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Pantry of the First Baptist Church, PO Box 604, Cobleskill, NY 12043.