RIP Bill Watson

Postby StalkerBlueDog » January 7th, 2009, 6:38 pm

Our Obedience club lost a wonderful member this week.

For those of you who do not know Bill he was a wonderful 78 yr old gentleman who had German Shepherds.

Him and his wife were regulars at our CGC/TDI tests as crowd members. He always came in and asked the first night of classes when the test was, where he could sign up to be in the crowd. He seemed to enjoy volunteering and it was a joy to see members so eager to help out in a way they so enjoyed.

He was often seen at the building on Tuesday nights dropping by with his elderly german shepherd. He was such a sweet gentleman. He would sit and chat with the club member who was sitting the table and his main goal this year was to socialize his elderly shepherd who had just lost her best friend earlier this year. He was worried she'd be too depressed so he made sure that even if it was bad outside he would get to the building to get her out for her weekly play date with the table steward at the building.

The club has lost a wonderful member.. and the world has lost a wonderful man.

> Watson, William "Bill"
>
> Henrietta: January 3, 2009, at the age of 78. Survived by his wife,
> Marlene; daughter, Dawn (Mike) Lombardi; grandsons, Joshua, Nicholas
> & Andrew Lombardi; also survived by a sister, brother-in-law,
> sister-in-law, niece and 2 nephews in England. Bill was retired from
> the University of Rochester Laser Lab.
>
> No prior calling. A Memorial Service will be held at a day and time to
> be announced. Those who wish may make contributions to St. Judes
> Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,
> the A.S.P.C.A., 424 E. 92nd St., NY, NY 10128-6804 or to St. Peter's
> Episcopal Church, 3825 E. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta. NY 14467. Interment
> will be private. To email a message of condolence please visit Bill's
> guest book at:
> http://www.MillerFuneralHomes.com
>
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Postby iluvk9 » January 7th, 2009, 6:41 pm

My condolences to his family, friends and dogs.

What a wonderful gesture to have donations sent to the ASPCA.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » January 7th, 2009, 8:30 pm

RIP... :(
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Postby cheekymunkee » January 7th, 2009, 10:13 pm

Sleep well Mr Watson, you sound like a wonderful man who will be missed by many
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Postby LMM » January 8th, 2009, 9:16 am

RIP :(
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Postby TinaMartin » January 12th, 2009, 10:38 am

Its awful to lose good people like that. :(
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Postby Jenn » January 12th, 2009, 10:54 am

:( Too many deaths this last week

RIP Bill
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Postby StalkerBlueDog » March 4th, 2009, 12:36 am

This information is from Bill's wife Marlene.

The service will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3825 East Henrietta Road, Henrietta, NY 14467.

Coming from Henrietta to Rush on East Henrietta Road, it's on the right hand side, immediately after passing over the bridge over the Thruway. There's a golf course across the road from the church and also Roth Middle School.

I will be attending if anyone cares to join.

Since there are no events/classes at the building in the morning if anyone would like to meet at the club for breakfast starting at 9:30 am. I would be willing to put on some coffee. Please feel free to bring a breakfast dish to pass.

I personally would welcome having a group of friends to journey to the service with to honor a very special man and club member.

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