March 2, 1926 ~ February 26, 2020
Born in: Utica, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY
Charles W. Kirkland, Jr.
Greece: Joined his wife, Millie of 45 years on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at age 94. Predeceased by his beloved wife, Millie J. Kirkland. Loving and devoted father of Barbara (Jerry) Presley and Chris (Mark) Keough; proud grandpa of 5 grandchildren, Rory Presley, Shane Presley, Jenny (Nathan) Petruzzo, Megan Keough, Matt Keough; brother-in-law, Fred Rowland; many nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Bill was born on March 2, 1926 in Utica, NY. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and enjoyed an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. in October 2012. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1950 with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked at Rochester Gas & Electric in the electrical relay department for 40 years. Bill was a longtime parishioner of Our Mother of Sorrows Church in Greece and held the position of treasurer in the Mother of Sorrows Men’s Club for over 40 years. He loved spending time with his family and friends at his cottage on the St. Lawrence River in Alexandra Bay, NY.
Friends may call Monday (March 2nd) on his 94th birthday, 4-8 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday (March 3rd) 9:30 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd., Rochester, NY 14612. Interment, Our Mother of Sorrows Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Honor Flight Rochester, Inc., PO Box 23581 Rochester, NY 14692 or the Veterans Outreach Center, 447 South Ave. Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory. For more information, or to sign Bill’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.
The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Charles W. Kirkland 's name.