Willis R. Coller, Jr.
Date of Passing: June 20th, 2019leave a condolence
Willis R. Coller, Jr., at 64 years of age, entered eternal rest on Thursday afternoon, June 20, 2019, at Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare Center. Willis was surrounded by many loving friends in his final hours. Willis was born July 29, 1954. Willis was placed in Rome State School at the age of five where he lived for many years. He also lived at the Broome County Developmental Center until 2012 when he was welcomed to the Gan Kavod family and resided at the Gilmore IRA. Willis was full of life all of his days and enjoyed listening to music (country and Whitney Houston) were at the top of his hit list. He loved being outdoors and being in touch with nature. The smile that would come upon his face when the sun shined on him or a cool breeze caressed his skin was truly something to see. Though Willis was nonverbal he knew how to communicate with others and let them know just how he felt and many times provided them with a smile that would warm their hearts. Willis was a special angel living amongst us and those who were lucky enough to have known him were truly blessed. Willis will be missed immensely by his sisters, Sharon (Willie) Monds and Marjie Coller; several nieces and nephews; and his Gan Kavod family. His life celebration will be held on Tuesday June 25, at 2 pm at Bentz Funeral Service, Inc., 13 oxford Road, New Hartford. Private interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Utica.