William W. Palmer

William W. Palmer

Tuesday, April 4th, 1939 - Monday, September 2nd, 2019
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William Ward "Bill" Palmer, 80, of Minoa, NY, died September 2, 2019 at Onondaga Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing after a brief illness.

Bill was born April 4, 1939 in Syracuse, NY, son of the late Ward J. and Gertrude Lane Palmer.
He graduated from Chittenango High School in 1957 where he lettered in three sports and was 1st team all county in basketball. He attended Clarkson University.

He retired from Conrail after more than 35 years as a Operations Clerk.

Bill had a special interest in handicapping horses and was a frequent visitor to OTB in Bridgeport.
He is survived by two brothers, Gordon Smith of Euless, TX, and Charles (Kay) Palmer of East Syracuse, several nieces and nephews and special friend, Tisha Easton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Sally (Harold) McGinn.

Family and friends may call from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, September 6, 2019 at R.H. Schepp Minoa Chapel, 6530 Schepps Corners Rd., Minoa followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Bill was a very charitable and giving man and gave generously to many. His favorite charity was St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
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  • Visitation

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Friday, September 6th, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
    R. H. Schepp & Son Minoa Chapel
    6530 Schepp's Corners Road
    Minoa, New York 13116
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  • Interment

    Friday, September 6th, 2019 |
    Friday, September 6th, 2019
    Woodlawn Cemetery
    800 Grant Boulevard
    Syracuse, NY 13203
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Posted at 10:13am
Uncle Bill,
I truly remember you taking me to the horse buggy races. I really remember all the good times we had I will miss you so much I pray you are in peace RIP
Your nephew Jeff in Dallas

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