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William T. Faust

December 23, 2018

William T. Faust, 77, formerly of Clayton, passed away Sunday evening, December 23, 2018, at Oswego Hospital.

Calling hours at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and burial in Grindstone Island Cemetery will take place in the spring at a time and date to be announced.

Bill was born in Syracuse on November 18, 1941, son of William H. "Bud" and Jewell A. DeCoursey Faust. He entered the US Navy on January 13, 1960 and was honorably discharged from active duty on December 13, 1963. Marriages to Rose Marie Silvia, Linda Marie Schleher, and Eileen Barbara Holtz (later his caregiver) ended in divorce.

He served the Village of Clayton from September 1968 starting as a police officer and retiring in September 1999 as the Chief of Police. Bill was Methodist, was a member of the Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept. and the American Legion Colon-Couch Post 821 for ten years and a life member of the NNY Fireman Assoc. He enjoyed boating, fishing and was a NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his seven children, Christine (Ted) Wells and William J. Faust, all of Watertown, Melinda (Jeff) Countryman, Theresa, Melissa Faust and Misty (Ken) Partridge, all of Clayton, Matthew Faust, Philadelphia, PA, and Sarah Faust, Virginia Beach, VA, thirteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Bud, April 3, 1983, his mother, Jewell, May 4, 2007, son-in-law, Benjamin T. Winkler, August 26, 2015, and sister, Carol M. Faust, October 13, 1971.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Dept., 855 Graves St., Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Jan and John Cain 2019-01-03 20:43
Chris and family, we are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jan and John
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#6 Gina Faust- Twiss 2019-01-01 17:38
I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you at this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#5 gary faust 2019-01-01 08:56
so sorry to hear of bill's passing. you are in my thoughts and prayers
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#4 Frank Cleverly 2018-12-31 10:40
Christine so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always good to me,I always liked him a lot.
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#3 SandraCornellDouglas 2018-12-28 18:22
Eileen I am so very sorry to read of Bills passing. I have so many wonderful memories of him. He and my father were quite a pair. I am so sad for you and the family. Much love to you.
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#2 Janet and Bud Heady 2018-12-28 11:53
We are very sorry for your loss Eileen. It was so nice the summer you and Bill came to our house so he got to visit with my dad Trooper Fred.
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#1 Patti Fish 2018-12-28 10:03
Melissa and Melinda,

So sorry for your loss.
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