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William H. “Bill” Walters, of Canisteo

HORNELL/CANISTEO-William H. “Bill” Walters, 48, of Cunningham Creek Rd., Canisteo, died early Thursday morning (October 4, 2018) at his home, following a long illness.

Born in Rochester, NY on September 14, 1970, he was the son of Charles & Catherine (McDonald) Walters.

Bill grew up in Rochester and attended Charlotte High School. While living in Rochester, he was employed by the City of Rochester Parks Department providing lawn & garden maintenance throughout the city. He had also worked at The Garden Factory of Rochester in the same capacity.

A resident of the Hornell – Canisteo area since 1992, Bill was employed at Marcus Farms of Arkport maintaining & pruning future Christmas Trees.

A true outdoorsman, Bill was an avid fisherman and enjoyed fishing at the nearby lakes and also the Thousand Islands. He also loved hunting — especially deer hunting. Bill enjoyed watching football on TV and loved rooting for his favorite team, the Buffalo Bills. Having a deep affection for all animals, Bill owned many dogs and throughout the years thoroughly enjoyed his “canine friends.”

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his longtime companion, Vida Hughes who died several years ago.

Surviving are 2 sisters, Carol (Debbie) Hummel of Rochester and Linda Walters of Rochester; 2 brothers, Michael (Anne) Walters of Rochester and Charles (Tammy) Walters of Rochester; several nieces & nephews.

The family of William H. “Bill” Walters will receive friends on Thursday (October 11, 2018) from
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the First Bible Baptist Church, 990 Manitou Rd., Rochester, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Rev Kevin Summerlin officiating.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Bill’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

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