William B. Rapp

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March 19, 1929 ~ May 8, 2023

Born in: Detroit , MI
Resided in: Myrtle Beach , SC

William Bernard Rapp


Myrtle Beach, SC:  Monday, May 8, 2023 at age 94.  Predeceased by his first wife, Phyllis A. Rapp; his brothers, Frank and James Rapp; his sisters, Alice Desimone, Jean Benedict, Lillian Little and Rose Pucci.  Survived by his wife, Helen H. Rapp; his children, Michael (Mary) Rapp, Linda (Bob) Dengler, Gail O’Geen; his sister, Myrna Schiano; his grandchildren, Jason McAvoy, Monica Dengler, Anthony O’Geen, Jimmy (Sarah) O’Geen, Carey O’Geen, Ryan Rapp, Evan Rapp; his great-grandson, Aiden Stenglein; many nieces, nephews, loving family members and friends.  In 1995, Bill was awarded Craftsman of the Year by the Rochester Club of Printing House Craftsmen.  He was the first President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Webster, NY in 1964.  Bill was a retiree of Eastman Kodak.


Friends may call Friday (May 19th) 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson, 1075 Long Pond Road.  His Funeral Service will be held Saturday (May 20th) 11:00 AM in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment, White Haven Memorial Park.  Bill was always thinking of others, in lieu of flowers, he asked if you would do something for a friend, relative or stranger in his memory.


Visitation: May 19, 2023 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: May 20, 2023 11:00 am

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: May 20, 2023 12:30 pm

White Haven Memorial Park
210 Marsh Road
Pittsford, NY 14534

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  1. Uncle Bill was such a lovely man. I will always remember his smile when I walked in the room at family gatherings, his singing and, his dancing with Aunt Phyllis. Sending love and condolences from Georgia…

  2. Remembering Bill and the wonderful visits from Ireland to his home in Rochester N Y many years ago where we got the most wonderful welcome. May he rest in peace.

  3. Sending sincere condolences from across the miles. Bill was so hospitable to us when we visited from Ireland many years ago. A long life, well lived, may he rest in peace.

  4. Bill Rapp has been part of my life for over 60 years. He was the voice of reason in any discussion, always the calming influence. When Phyllis died, the angels took charge and brought Helen to Bill. She has been the joy of his life and a wonderful friend. The Gates of Heaven have opened wide for Bill Rapp.

  5. I will remember Bill’s kind smile and his warmth. Just being around him made you happy. I’m grateful to have known him.

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