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Obituary of William Weimer
SPENCERPORT - December 2, 2017 at age 77. Predeceased by his parents, William & Myra Weimer. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Weimer; children, Dee (Paul) Harris, David Weimer, Debi (Brian)
Stanes; grandchildren, Tommy Stanes, Nicole Harris, Emily Stanes, Malinda (Tim) Amborski; great grandchildren, Reese & Drew Amborski; sisters, Martha (Don) Vincent, Becky (John) Knox; nieces, Laurie & Kate; nephew, Jeff. Bill graduated from the University of Southern Maine. He retired from Kodak and the Ogden Police Department. For more information about Bill, visit www.walkerbrothersfh.com
Bill’s visitation will be on Thursday December 7, from 4-8 pm at the funeral home, 15 West Ave. Spencerport. His funeral service will be celebrated on Friday December 8 at 10 am in the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in Bill’s memory.
Bill was born in Portland, Maine and grew up in Gorham, Maine where his father William worked in a paper mill and his mother Myra was a home maker, Bill had two sisters Martha and Becky. When Bill was young he would play at the pond shooting bb’s at frogs with his friends also enjoyed playing baseball. One day he came home and when he walked through the door, his mother asked him if he had been smoking out behind the barn and he said “yes” and his mother took a glass of water and threw it in his face for smoking.
Bill liked to skate and play hockey, he also liked spending time playing checkers. He had a principal who would often pull Bill out of class to play checkers. In his junior and senior years of high school he worked as a grocery clerk stocking shelves at the local IGA and during the summer he worked at Sebasgo Lodge. Bill was a member of the National Honor Society.
During college breaks from University of Southern Maine, bill worked at the paper mill to put himself through college. He worked so much that at one point he said he found himself sitting on the side of his bed, and he must have dosed off for a few minutes and when he woke up, he had one leg out of his pants and the other leg in his pants. He actually had to ask his mother if he was getting dressed to go to work of was he was getting ready to get some sleep.
After graduating college Bill was offered a job at Eastman Kodak Company which moved him to Rochester, NY. Later in his life, he became a part time Ogden Police Officer working nights, weekends and most holidays. During one really bad winter storm he was leaving Kodak to come home to change to go to work at the Police station, when he found a man stranded on the side of the road. Bill brought this stranger home to get him out of the storm. Then he changed into his police uniform and went to work leaving this stranger home with his wife and 3 children. Needless to say, his wife Carol was not thrilled at the idea.
The police officers would get together and have what they would call “Choir Practice”, which meant getting together at one of their homes to eat, drink and play cards till the sun came up.
After Bill retired he would hold a “Geezer Meeting” on his front porch just about every Saturday morning during the summer months to catch up with all the goings on with the geezers of the neighborhood. Bill liked to collect stamps and coins. He loved to invest his money too. Working at Kodak and part time police officer did not leave much time for hobbies or sports.
Bill met his wife Carol on a blind date. His friend Bob was dating a girl named Jan which was friends with Carol, so Bob and Jan set up a blind date for Bill and Carol. It is said that years after Bill and Carol were married, Bill told Carol that if she hadn’t kissed him on their first date he never would have married her. Bill and Carol had three children: Deanna, David and Debi. In 2000 Bill and Carol’s daughter Debi married Brian Stanes and a year later Deanna married Paul Harris. Debi and Brian gave Bill two grandchildren, Thomas & Emily. Deanna upon marrying Paul (who had a child from a prior marriage) immediately gave Bill a grandchild, Malinda than had another grandchild, Nicole. David stayed single living home with Mom & Dad. Malinda married Timothy Amborski and they gave Bill 2 great grandchildren, Reese & Drew.
Bill’s only pet was a squirrel that would visit him on his porch, which he named Bertha and would feed her nuts.
Bill believed in traveling and loved history, he would take his family up and down the east coast on our family vacations. He took his family to Williamsburg, Washington, Nashville, Florida/Disney & Kentucky to the caves, just to name a few destinations. He took his wife, Carol to Hawaii the first trip for 3 weeks, Bill liked it so much that they went back 2 more times. He also visited relatives in Texas and went to Pittsburg to see the Cubs play against the Pirates and of course there were many, many more trips back to Maine.
When Bill’s mother was alive, they would bet a penny or a nickel on a baseball game. When time allowed it, he loved to watch the Cubs play baseball and Syracuse basketball. His favorite music was old Country music, or Gospel. He liked John Wayne movies and books by Louis L’Amore. Bill loved to sit on his porch and watch all the activity in the neighborhood, waving and speaking to everyone who went by, inviting anyone to come and sit a spell. He enjoyed spending time with grandchildren.
One of Bill’s favorite sayings “If I was any better I would have to hire someone to help me enjoy it”, “I’ve got the world by the ass on a downhill pull”, “Hey, the kids are here what’s for dessert?”.
Bill was a very friendly, caring, honest, dedicated and hardworking man. He would fight for what he thought was right. He liked being a police officer, helping people and helping his community to be a safer place to live. He had a serious side and a fun side, he was a good father, husband and provider. He was always positive, and he loved asking a potential drunk driver that he pulled over if Mickey Mouse was a cat or a dog? If they answered incorrectly, he knew they were drunk. Bill will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him.