Obituary of William H. Day
Bill was a man who lived by the mantra: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” In his youth, Bill served in the Navy during the Korean War, where he was awarded his National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal, to name a few. For 37 years, he continued to serve the community as a fire fighter, and he loved his work so much that he didn’t want to retire. He was also a man of faith, and a loyal supporter and donor of St. Francis Church. All of these things shaped Bill into the honorable, honest, and overall kind man that so many knew him to be.
Bill was a man of many talents, and he had skills in everything from woodworking to cooking. He was incredibly handy, so he set up a workshop in his basement. Because of this, the sound of saws could always be heard throughout the house, and everyone would be able to guess where Bill was. When it came to cooking, he was the best of the best. He and his wife loved to host during the holiday season, and together they would make Christmas cookies to share with everyone they knew.
Day Sr., William H. on August 4 of Cheektowaga, NY. Beloved Husband of the late Winifred “Winnie” Day; Loving son of late Kenneth and late Irma Day; Devoted father of William, Jr. (Patricia), Gregory, Sr. (Lois), and Darrell (Morgan Greene) Day; Cherished grandfather of Steven (Tammy) Bennett, Gregory Jr. (Laura), Amanda, Anthony, Kristen, and Brianna Day; Loving great-grandfather of Chase, Makayla, Gregory III, Addison, Paula, and Camden; Dearest brother of the late Kenneth and late Sandra Day; Dearest friend of Joan Reilly. Friends will be received Friday 4-8 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Dr. (Crnr Rte 5 & Camp Rd.) Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30 AM Saturday at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Athol Springs, NY. Please Assemble at Church. Interment to follow at St. Vincent’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Buffalo Fire Dept. Historical Museum. Online condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.