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William H. Penney

August 22, 2021

William H. PenneyWilliam H. Penney, 79, of Watertown passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Bill was born in Watertown on December 5, 1941. He entered the US Air Force on February 2, 1961 and was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class on October 29, 1965. He married Cathy A. Marshall on December 6, 1985 in Brownville with Rev. Jack Cox officiating.

Bill worked for NY Airbrake. He then retired from Bernier Carr and Associates as a survey technician. His passion was woodworking, but was a master of all trades. He enjoyed being outdoors, four-wheeling, and his camp near Chase's Lake, Brantingham.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; his loving cat, Drifter; two sisters-in-law, Pamela Kostyk and husband Gerald, Dexter and Mary Thorigal and companion Chris Manning, Watertown; one brother-in-law, Tyler Thorigal, Syracuse; and several nieces. Bill was predeceased by his nephew, Andrew Thorigal and his parents-in-law, K. Duane and Mary Jean Marshall.

Services at North Watertown Cemetery will be at his family's convenience. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to Bill's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to either SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601 or Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway #1509, NY, NY 10018.


#8 Brenda Hamilton 2021-09-23 14:37
Dear Cathy, please accept our heartfelt condolences. We will miss having you both as good neighbors on Lingerlong Pond. Sincerely, Dave and Brenda Hamilton
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#7 Mari Cecil 2021-08-27 06:43
Cathy - our thoughts and prayers are with you. We were saddened to hear of Bill’s passing.
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#6 Jenna Gregory 2021-08-25 11:55
I knew Bill through his wife Kathy . They are both very sweet , kind people . I'm very sadden to hear about his passing. I feel grateful to have the chance to meet him . May he rest in peace . May God also watch over his wife and family at this difficult time .
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#5 Marty Mason 2021-08-25 06:51
Sorry to hear about the passing of Bill. He will be greatly missed by all who know him. We had a lot good times working at BC&A together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#4 Chris & Dan Redmond 2021-08-25 04:31
Dearest Cathy,

Our hearts are broken. You and Bill have always been family to us and mom. We will remember fondly all of the wonderful times spent at camp enjoying weekend dinners together, playing cards and sitting around the fire. We will miss Bill dearly but he will always be in our hearts and minds.

Fly high on eagle’s wings, Bill and give my dad a hug for me.

Love, Chris Dan and Mom
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#3 Lee & Bud 2021-08-24 19:30
Dear Cathy,
We were sorry to hear of Bills passing. Wishing you peace and sending you love & prayers.
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#2 Jacalyn F Tunstall 2021-08-24 14:20
I worked with Bill at Bernie's Carr. He was such a thoughtful guy and so pleasant. Bill you will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#1 Linda Rohde 2021-08-24 11:30
I was saddened to learn of Bill's passing. He always had a smile on his face. May memories of your time spent together give you comfort.
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