William C. Ras



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William “Bill” Ras Passed away, at home with his family by his side, on Sunday May 3, 2020 at age 65, after a brief battle with lymphoma. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Jim Ras and his sister, Joanne Ras. He is survived by his wife, Karen, his daughter Katherine and granddaughter, Jamie, his brothers, Gary (Ann Marie) Thomas (Kitty) and several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his best feline friend, Abby. Bill was a manager at Nylomold in Rochester and at Con-Med in Utica, NY. He was a gifted mechanic, loved to tinker with machines and had a vast knowledge of computers. He was an uncomplicated man who loved his family and treasured his friends. At Bill’s request, there will be no funeral service. A celebration of his life is planned for later this year. In memory of Bill, please extend a kindness to someone in need. For more information, or to sign Bill’s online guestbook, please visit meesonfamily.com


  1. Katherine Ras on May 10, 2020 at 2:50 am

    I miss you Daddy; it’s finally starting to settle in that you’re gone and I seem to be having a tough time with it. I’m glad you’re not in pain anymore though. I love you.

  2. sam pisciotta on May 10, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    I worked with Bill at nylomold at ling rd.Many years ago.That i’m writing this after this many years might give you an idea of what i thought of him.Awesome guy. we were both into muscle cars.I was so jealous of his 1968 Roadrunner. i’m so sorry to hear about him…………..Sam Pisciotta………222 stutson st. Rochester,Ny

  3. Karin Ras-Price on May 10, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Karen and Kate, I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great guy. I will remember all the fantastic times the aunts, uncles and cousins had on our vacations to Cape Vincent every year. Rest in Peace Billy.

  4. Christina Lazarek on May 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    Karen and Katie, Thinking of you all during this tough time. Christina Lazaek

  5. Erin Papke on May 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Karen, Katie and Jamie, I am praying for you all during this very difficult time. Praying for peace in your hearts and healing. My love and condolences, Mrs Erin Papke

  6. Alice Middleton on May 11, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Dear Karen, Katie, and Jamie, My deepest sympathy to you on the death of Bill. May he rest in peace. His memory will live on in our hearts. My prayers are with you. Alice Middleton (Ann Ras’ sister)

  7. Brian Pollot on May 11, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Bill You were a good co- worker and a great friend. Though its been years since we have run into each other i have often thought of you , Dietmar, and the rest of the Nylomold gang. You will be missed my brother. Until we meet again BARNEY

  8. Tammy on May 11, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    Thinking of you, Karen and Katie, and hoping you’re finding some comfort knowing that Bill isn’t suffering any longer. He will be remembered fondly. By the way, I still have the pump he rigged so many years ago so I could drain the water coming into the basement. He could fix anything!

  9. Ron Ort on May 11, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    I’m honored and blessed to have known Bill, we worked together for many years at Nylomold. I learned a lot from him and very sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts and prayers to Karen, Katie and family.

  10. Tina Ehrmentraut on May 12, 2020 at 5:19 am

    I worked will Bill at Nylomold sorry to hear about his loss . Rest In Peace Bill

  11. Dietmar & Linda Wietz on May 12, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    So sorry to hear about Bill. Miss him. Please let us know on any memorial service.

  12. mike halpin on May 12, 2020 at 6:29 pm

    Tom and family, I am very sorry to here about Bill.

  13. Mark Lancaster on May 13, 2020 at 5:28 pm

    My Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Entire Ras Families.I Remember Bill When he was the boss of finishing at Nylomold back in the mid 80’s. My Father was the Plant Manager. While I was there, I had some great times going to lunch with him and our Shipper Brian Piotter. Great Guy. Glad to have known him. R.I.P Bill, Say hello to Brian P.

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