WILLIAM H. STODDARD
William H. Stoddard, a lifelong resident of Sullivan County, and up until 2012, a part-time resident of Vero Beach, FL, died on May 17, 2014. He was 82 years of age.
The son of the late William Hudson and Dorothy Driscoll Stoddard, he was born in Liberty, NY on July 12, 1931. Bill was a graduate of Manhattan College with a degree in Civil Engineering.
He was a Veteran of the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict.
He was the former owner of Poley Paving Company and was well-known for his superior work; notably his tennis courts.
Bill was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, The Knights of Columbus Fr. Cronin Council and Craigi Claire Hunting Club. He was also a member of Liberty Hose & Truck Co. #2 and was a past Exalted Ruler of Liberty Elks Lodge #1545. He was a member and past president of the Sullivan County Golf & Country Club and he served on the Town of Liberty Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Left to cherish his memory are the devoted offspring of his marriage to his high school sweetheart and first wife, Norma Holland, who predeceased him in 1982 – four children, nine grandchildren and one great- grandchild- son, William Stoddard, Jr. and his wife Joan of Liberty; daughters, Pattiann Andres and her husband Girard of Centreville, VA and Kathy Sauchuk and her husband John of Swan Lake, NY and son Michael Stoddard of Liberty; grandchildren, Matthew and Taylor Stoddard, Kyle, Lindsay and Craig Andres, Maggie and Kane Sauchuk, Kelsey and McKenzie Stoddard and great-grandson, Jayden Stoddard. In addition, Bill is survived by daughter, Kristen Stoddard of the state of Florida, the child of his second wife, Kathryn Jensen, who predeceased him in 2001; his sister, Rosemary Walsh of New Jersey and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial visitation will be from 7 – 9 PM on Thursday May 22 at Ramsay’s Funeral Home, 275 S. Main St. Liberty, NY. Liberty Fire Department will hold services at 7:30 PM and Liberty Elks services will be at 8 PM.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at 11:45 AM on Friday May 23 at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in Liberty, NY. Interment of his ashes will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to St. Peter’s Church, 264 North Main St. Liberty, NY 12754. Funeral arrangements by Ramsay’s Funeral Homes Inc., Liberty, NY. To send the Stoddard family a condolence, please visit http://www.ramsaysfuneralhome.com
Published in the TC Palm on May 21, 2014
Stoddard, William H. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that William is a member of that great Class of 1953.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Stoddard, William H. [MC1953 RIP]
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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