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Obituary - William M. (Bill) Lancuski

William M. (Bill) Lancuski

Date of Passing: February 28th, 2009

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Donations in his memory made be made to the Oriskany Falls Ambulance Corps.

William M. (Bill) Lancuski, 67, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2009 at Rome Memorial Hospital. He was born November 18, 1941, in Utica, the son of Bertha Zieman Lancuski and the late Matthew Lancuski and was a graduate of Oriskany Falls Union Free School. From 1959-1961, Bill served in the US Army. For 36 years, Mr. Lancuski lived in Lakeland, FL and worked as a self employed general contractor in construction and masonry. In 2006, after his retirement, he returned to Oriskany Falls. Bill was a creative writer and poet and was currently in the process of publishing a book of his poetry. He is survived by his mother, Bertha of Oriskany Falls; four children, Robin and Russ Chatham of Kissimmee, FL and their children, Kristy, Amanda, Taylor and Tylr, Randall Lancuski and his fiancé, Teresa Sexton of Clearmont, FL and their children, Tara and Ciarra, Renee Parker and her fiancé, Freddie Clarke of Mooresville, NC and her children, Jenna "Our Angel in Heaven", Jayden, Paris and Paige, and Ricky Lancuski and Cheryl Parker of Lakeland, FL and their children, Logan and Brookes; two great grandchildren, Dakota and Devon; a sister, Barbara and Wayne Shauger of Waterville; nieces, Tina and Tami Perrin; nephew, Tim Bartlett; and his best friend, Paul Bourdeau. He was predeceased by a special cousin, Anthony James (Jimmy) David. Per his wishes there will be no calling hours or services. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.


My dear cousin Billy. I saw you the last time approximately in 1994, and enjoyed the catching up we did on Candys porch in Florida. I spent most of my teen years with you, Barb and Aunt Bert and Uncle Matt. After my brother Jimmy passed you became my protector in his absence. I think about this often and I thank you for keeping me out of trouble. We were close in age and we did many silly things together. Our families were close and I am so glad you are with my mom Sally and my brother Jimmy. I miss them both to this very day. May God look over you while you are on your new journey. Say hi to all my family up there and protect them as you protected me. I shall keep you in my thoughts and prayers often. One day we will all be there together and will catch up on all the fun we had. Your passing at such a young age is sad but he called you home for a reason at this time. I Love You. Your First Cousin, Sandy
Sandra (David) McLean

There are memories that survive the passage of pushing us "little kids" up and down the street on that big blue tricycle. Sitting on the second floor balcony of the house we all shared in Cresent City one winter and counting the cars on "Bugaboo Lane". The early morning conversations we had on Mom and Dad's porch in Lakeland after the dog walking duties were with Spencer and me with Oliver. We had some great discussions while they concentratred on acting like the other one didn't exist. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest well cousin and please be patient when you are trying to correct St. Peter's back swing. Pam
Pamela Neary

So sorry to hear that Billy has passed. My husband, Mike and I sincere condolences to the entire family.
Helen Reece

Barb, so sorry to hear about the death of your brother. I know you and others will miss him very much. I met Billy only once at your mom's but found him to be a very likeable person. It was a blessing that he came to live near you the past few years. My condolences to all the family and close friends of Billy.
yvonne Fairley

To me you were always "Billy". Believe it or not, I remember the leather jacket and the Elvis impressions! I must have been around five years old then. After moving to Omaha around eight years ago, it hasn't afforded us much time to be together. It meant the world to me to get to see your Mom and Barbara this past summer. I wish you could have been there too. I miss you all very much. You loved life, worked hard and played hard, and had a good heart. Goodbye cousin, you will be missed. Bob and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to your family.
Linda Joy Cooley McAuley

My heart goes out to Bert, Barb, and Bills children and grandchildren
A family friend

Ray and I are so thankful we had the opportunity to spend time with Bill at our last couple of reunions. What great memories we all have of the class of 1959. Know, Bill, that you will be with us in spirit for our 50th. We will miss your humor. Prayers to all of the family. Ray & Marcia Hayduke
Marcia Hayduke

I am sad to see Bill's passing and am so glad I had a chance to renew our high school memories and good times at our two recent classmate dinner get together's. Bill will be missed at our 50th class reunion.
Susie Olmstead Hughes

Bill: Nothing but fond memories; Pinochle, hockey night in Canada, snowmobiling with the Bourdeaus. Most recently, helping you with the Doctors bills. What a guy! My condolences to your entire family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Missy Bourdeau

Billy,I will always remember you with a smile,we had some great times.I think the time you Barb and I were jitter bugging in my living room!You and your family will always be my family too.We will all miss you.My prayers to Bert,Barb,and all your family for peace. Love,Cynthia
Cynthia Eakins

Would like to give my condolences to the family. My thoughts are with you.
Julie Suits

Billy, I was so glad when you moved back to Oriskany Falls. I was able to visit you, your mother and sister Barb and talk about all the fond memories we shared in that little town and the fun atmosphere in your parents home. You are very much a part of my childhood. Thank you for all the laughs . Love, Your Cousin Janice

Bill: We know how you looked forward to our 50th High School reunion this coming July. But, knowing you, I know you will be with us in spirit and we will certainly be remembering you! Our condolences to your family;they are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol and Eileen Rehm
Carol Rehm

We were like brother and sister when we were young, spending countless hours together while our parents played cards at each other’s homes. I’ll always remember you playing your “air guitar” and screwing your foot into the floor while imitating Elvis Presley back in the 50’s. Time flies by so quickly. Even though we hadn’t seen each other in almost 50 years, it was as if time had stood still when we visited with each other this past September. For me, it was a joy beyond measure. Farewell, dear cousin. May the angels come to greet you and bring you safely to Heaven. Your loving cousin, Sonia Carole
Sonia Houck