George Richard Willey

Male 1924 - 2009  (85 years)


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  • Name George Richard Willey 
    Born 08 Oct 1924  Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service Abt 1942 
    World War II (US)
    US Army
    Field Artillery in Burma and India 
    Died 27 Nov 2009  Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wayland Village Cemetery, Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • WAYLAND - George R. Willey, 85, passed away peacefully Friday, November 27, 2009, at the Vincent House Comfort Care Facility in Wayland.

      George was born Oct. 8, 1924, in Hornell, a son of George and Agnes (Fulwood) Willey. He was a graduate of Hornell High School and received his associates degree at Alfred State College. George was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II in the field artillery in Burma and India. He was a milk deliveryman and repair-man for Elmhurst Dairy in Hornell for many years. In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his first wife Peggy (Stewart) Willey, his second wife Barbara (Wright) Willey, his sister, Jean (Willey) Rohan, and two grandsons Donald Beyea and Josh Smith.

      George was a member of the Springwater Church of the Nazarene and formerly, many bowling leagues in Geneseo. Some of his hobbies included collecting phonographic equipment, building hi-fi equipment, fishing, and some years ago he kept and used carrier pigeons, but most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

      George is survived by his wife, Barbara Yates; his children, George S. (Linda) Willey, Pam Smith, Bill (Bonnie) Willey and Penny (Willey) Beyea; his step-children, Sandra Toomey, Rhonda (Randy) Parker, Brenda (Lee) Richey, Lynn (Tom) Giglio, Abby Cox and Gillian Cox; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister, Clara Mae Parnell; one brother, William (Diane) Willey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

      Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Springwater Church of the Nazarene. Burial was in the Village Cemetery in Wayland.

      Contributions may be made to the Vincent House, PO Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572 or the Springwater Church of the Nazarene, 8498 State Route 15 South, Springwater, NY 14560 in memory of George R. Willey. Those who wish to light a memory candle for George may do so at www.bairdfuneralhomes.com. (GCE, December 3, 2009, p4)
    Person ID I25801  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew Burdett Ancestry
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father George Allen Willey,   b. 1893,   d. 1953  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Agnes Fullwood,   b. 1900,   d. 6 Jan 1978, Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1920 
    Family ID F7800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
     1. George Stewart Willey
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F10947  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 08 Oct 1924 - Hornell, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Nov 2009 - Wayland, Steuben Co., New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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