William E. Easton



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Easton, William E. Greece; Thursday, November 24, 2016 at age 90. Survived by his children, Jennifer E. (Dwayne) Heintz, William T. (Ann), Peter A. (Samira) and Matthew P. (Michelle), six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, his brother Robert of Princeton, NJ, sisters Elizabeth Yorke of Boston and Brenda Weber of Washington DC, and many friends including Mary Ver Hulst. Predeceased by his wife of sixty-two years, Lois (Wendy) Easton and their daughter, Wende. Born in Greece NY, Bill graduated from John Marshall High School during World War II. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Army where he was placed in the Manhattan Project despite his young age because of his aptitude in math and science. After his service at Los Alamos, he returned to Rochester where he obtained his BS in engineering at the University of Rochester and his law degree at Harvard Law School. In 1950 he married Wendy Mann, who he met at UR where she had obtained her BS in Mathematics. They had five children in a span of eight years, while Bill began his law practice working in a firm with his father William G. Easton who later became a New York State Supreme Court Justice. Bill practiced law for over sixty years and earned a reputation as a skilled, analytical lawyer with a unique ability to handle complex matters. Over his career he represented a diverse group of clients including the Greece Central School District and Sage Rutty Co., Inc. He was warm and affectionate to his many friends and a caring, patient father to his five children. A gifted pianist and superb squash player, Bill lived an extraordinary life full of accomplishments of which he rarely spoke. Friends may call on Monday (November 28th) 4-6 PM at Vay-Schleich and Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Rd. Contributions may be made to Mount Carmel House, Hilton in his memory. For more information or to sign William’s online guestbook, visit Meesonfamily.com.


  1. Betty Frey on November 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    During the years I was a member of the Greece School Board we could always depend on Bill to keep us focused and accurate in our discussions, but one of my favorite memories is returning from a long plane flight (Bill was not fond of these) and as the plane touched down piano music floated down from the upstairs lounge.. it was Bills’s way of letting us know we had arrived..he was a special person and if you hear a whisper of music..you’ll know he has again arrived at his final destination. God Bless and my condolences to the family..

  2. Frank Easton on November 26, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Billy. Please accept my condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. I will never forget his kindness to me and my family. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain. My sympathy to the Easton Family on the loss of Billy.

  3. Sue Crouse on November 27, 2016 at 12:00 am

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. We extend our most sincere condolences to the
    Easton families. May each of you find comfort in loving memories of him. In our hearts, Bill shall be cherished and in our prayers, he shall be uttered’¦sent with love and remembrance. Geoff & Sue (Easton) Crouse

  4. Jan Jackson Silver on November 28, 2016 at 12:00 am

    How sad I am to learn of Bill’s passing — for many years I worked with Bill as his paralegal and never could I have worked for anyone more kind and generous than Bill. My condolences to Jennifer, Terry (a/k/a Bill) Peter and Matthew that I remember with such fondness as Bill often included me on family trips and special occasions. May he rest in peace. Jan Jackson Silver

  5. Richard Hanratty on November 29, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Our condolences to the Easton Family. Bill was a wonderful friend and will be truly missed. Dr. and Mrs. Richard Hanratty

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