William L. Bilby



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Bilby, William (Bill) “Poppie” (Logory)   February 14, 2022   It is with great sadness that our family announce the passing of Bill.  He passed peacefully surrounded by the love of his family.   Bill is survived by the love of his life and soulmate of 57 years, Marie, and their dog Toby.  His dedicated children and their spouses; Denise and Doug Logory, Michael and Carmela Bilby.  His pride and joy; his grandchildren, DJ and Deandra Logory, Joseph and Michael Bilby. His sister, Carol Rogerson (Bernie Periano); Brother-in-law, Joe Sanza; Niece, Nicole Sanza; Nephews, Anthony Sanza and Frank Cona; His great nephews, Jayden, Carter and Noah.   Bill would like to be remembered for his strength, patriotism, positive attitude, and incredible sense of humor.  He loved working in his yard, traveling with his wife, spending time with his numerous friends, and volunteering at the YMCA.  Bill was also a retiree of Kodak-Elmgrove. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.  He will be missed beyond measure.   The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses and medical staff who took incredible care of Bill, especially Dr. Sai Yendamuri of Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Dr. Tiffany Algarin, Dr. Roxana Vlad and staff of the Lipson Cancer Center, Dr. Nathaniel Ritter and all the staff at Rochester Regional Hospice, especially Dr. Jeffrey Allen.   A special thank you to our dear family, friends and neighbors who have provided us with immeasurable support over the last six years.   In Bill’s memory, plant something in your yard, volunteer, dance with your spouse, tell your children you are proud of them, do something fun with your grandkids and above all, laugh and find joy in your life.   Until the twelfth of never …   Bill’s visitation will be held Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM where his Funeral Service will follow in the Chapel of the Funeral Home at 3:00 PM.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Bill’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.  For more information and to sign his online guestbook visit www.meesonfamily.com  


  1. Kenneth Francis, Sr on February 16, 2022 at 5:34 pm

    He was a great friend and so full of life. He will be truly missed. Ken and Linda Francis

  2. John & Nancy Flanagan on February 16, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    So Glad I got to meet Bill Through the Years! Great Sense Of Humor, Always Smiling! Our Deepest Condolences to The Entire Bilby Family! RIP Bill!!

  3. Wende West on February 16, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Marie, I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always a wonderful guy. Love to you and alk of your wonderful family. Wende West

  4. Wende West on February 16, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Marie, I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was always a wonderful guy. Love to you and all of your wonderful family. Wende West

  5. Octavio & Evelyn Garcia on February 16, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Our Deepest Condolences to The Entire Bilby Family! Octavio & Evelyn Garcia

  6. Shelley Ball on February 16, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    My thoughts and love go out to all of Bill’s friends and family. I’m grateful that I had the pleasure of meeting him back in the day when I would teach Zumba and spend time with Marie and Carol. Lots of love to you all as you remember him.

  7. Denise Dillard on February 17, 2022 at 4:43 pm


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  9. George and Sharon Winter on February 17, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Last Summer we spent a joyous lunch at Pelican’s Nest with Marie and Bill. Bill had a quick wit and great sense of humor, which always made your time with him fun and enjoyable. A week later George took Bill for a ride in his restored “57” Chevy. They spent several hours driving around and visiting Bill’s friends, relatives and neighbors. Truly joyous times spent with our high school classmate. Our sincere sympathy and love to Marie and his family. Sorry we can’t be in town for his service. George and Sharon Winter

  10. Mary Ellen VanAuker on February 18, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    I was honored to have known both Bill and Marie at the Northwest YMCA. Both volunteered many hours. It always made my day a happy one when I saw the two of them come in to exercise. I can still hear Bill’s boisterous "SEE YA!" when he was leaving. Bill always stopped to see how someone was, always caring and kind. His great smile and laugh will be missed. Marie and Bill were a beautiful couple and a testament as to what a great marriage should be. Their LOVE for each other was clear to see. Thanks Bill for being my friend. I will miss you. Heaven has a new glorious Angel to watch over Marie and the family. Say hello for me to all our Ambassador Friends in Heaven!

  11. Jim and Nancy DePrez on February 19, 2022 at 4:24 pm


  12. Nancy DePrez on February 19, 2022 at 4:52 pm


  13. Bob and Marilyn Edwards on February 21, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Bill was our high school classmate and friend. Can’t believe that it was 10 years ago that he was part of the committee that planned our 50th reunion. Such fun!! He always had such a great sense of humor, positive attitude and loved people. Heaven is rejoicing… Our hearts go out to Marie and her family and pray for comfort as they deal with their loss. Bob & Marilyn Edwards

  14. Janette McGimsey on February 22, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Heartfelt thoughts to the Bilby family. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort sharing memories of Bill.

  15. Donald Henning on February 22, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    Denise and Doug, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With the utmost sympathy for your loss and our deepest condolences Don and Coreen

  16. Robin Bates on February 27, 2022 at 4:17 am


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