william ckeyes
Greece: December 28, 2010 at age 83. William is predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Pauline P. Keyes. He is survived by his children, Cheryl (Kevin) Brinkman, Kip Keyes, Phyllis (Jim) Howell & Greg (Kathy) Keyes; 20 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Chuck (Lois) Keyes & Dick (Beverly) Keyes; sister, Ann (Don) Olson; brother-in-law, Wayne (Cora) Sparling; nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. William graduated from RIT with a Bachelor in Science and worked as a Mechanical Engineer, retiring from Eastman Kodak. He was actively involved in Meals on Wheels, the Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf and Habitat for Humanity. William was also active for many years at Lakeside Presbyterian Church and their Child Development Center; the Latta Lea Golf Club and in the Jamestown Lunch Bunch. Over the years, William enjoyed Boy Scouts with his sons, family camping, sailing, carpentry, wood working, traveling and chocolate custard at Abbotts. William is a veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II. Williams family would like to express a sincere thank you to Dr. Constantino and the Staff at Rochester General Hospital for their outstanding care and support. Friends may call Sunday 1-4 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Graveside Service will be held, Monday 12 Noon in the Chapel at Sunset Hill Cemetery, Jamestown N.Y. William's Memorial Service will be held, Tuesday 7 P.M. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 75 Stutson Street. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lakeside Presbyterian Church, 75 Stutson Street, Rochester NY 14612, Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf, 500 Maiden Lane, Rochester NY 14616 or a charity of your choice in his memory.

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  1. It was a blessing to be able to spend Saturday, (Christmas), and Sunday, and a week previous for five days with Dad in the hospital – just being there with him, helping him with whatever he needed. He helped us, loved us, and served us his whole life, truly couldn’t have asked for a better dad. I’m sorry he couldn’t stay here on earth longer, will really miss him, but am thankful for as long as he was given.

  2. To Greg and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear about your father. We enjoyed talking with him over the years, and we know he will be missed. He was a wonderful person.
    We wish you peace in dealing with your loss.
    Peggy, Jim, Larisa, and JJ

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