William Ennis, 97
Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:32 AM
Updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:34 AM
By Staten Island Advance
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Longtime Staten Islander William E. Ennis, Sr., 97, a retired federal and city government specialist and real estate appraiser, died yesterday in Clove Lakes Health Care and Rehabilitation Center, Castleton Corners, where he had resided for seven years.
Born in the Bronx, he also lived in Sunnyside, Queens, before settling on Staten Island 25 years ago.
Mr. Ennis graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Manhattan College, both in the Bronx.
He served in the New York National Guard and retired with the rank of major, family said.
Mr. Ennis was a member of the AARP and sang in a barber shop quartet.
He enjoyed going to military reunions and was a member of the Order of Saint Barbara military honor Society and the American Legion.
His wife, Virginia, died in 1995. He also was preceded in death by his sons, Joseph and John, and his daughter, Jane Lazaro.
Surviving Mr. Ennis are his son, William Jr.; his daughter, Patrice Whalen; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be Friday from the Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond, with a mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians R.C. Church, Tottenville. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale.
Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that William is a member of the Class of 1936. I also believe that his son William is a member of the Class of 1951.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Ennis, William E. Sr. [MC1936 RIP]
Ennis, William Jr. [MC1951]
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