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William R. Oliver

April 13, 1937 — October 17, 2023

Kent) William “Bill” R. Oliver age 86 passed away peacefully October 17, 2023
with his family by his side. He was born April 13, 1937, in Ilion NY, a son of the late Roswell and Ellen (Backus) Oliver.

Bill was a life-long resident of the Town of Carlton, a graduate of Kendall Central School and was a member of the Carlton Fire Department. Bill served in the US Air Force as an aircraft mechanic then worked at Liptons in Albion as a machine mechanic. He was also self-employed as a carpenter. He was a member of the Orleans Vets Club in Albion and the Albion Sheret Post #35 American Legion. He loved spending winters at his home in Hudson, FL. Throughout the years, Bill enjoyed hosting camping parties at his home in Kent, fishing, snowmobiling locally and in Redfield, he had a passion for riding in small aircraft, playing computer solitaire and words with friends. But most of all, Bill thoroughly enjoyed his Coors Light and socializing with friends at the "club(s)”. Bill was an avid wood worker, taking on many types of projects and took pride in his workmanship. He was a man of little words, but was strong willed with a sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Larry and Janice Oliver.

Bill is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Nancy; daughters Karen (Mark) Collichio, Donna (Tommy) Cicero; grandchildren Katrina Moyer, Michele Collichio, Mark Collichio, Anthony (Jessica) Collichio, Jordan (Gina) Collichio, Stacee LaClair; great-grandchildren Devin Moyer, Blake (Kiara) Moyer, Keian (Alayna) Moyer, Julia Robinson, Brayden Collichio, Adriella Collichio, Aaliyah Collichio, Lily Modzelewski, Sienna Collichio; great-great-grandson Keian Moyer, Jr. He is also survived by his brother Ken (Linda) Oliver, sister-in-law Judy (Jim) Plummer, as well as many nieces and a nephew. A special thank you to Robin Roberts and Kristen Ferris for their additional support to Bill and his family.

The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, 21 W. Ave. Albion Friday October 20th 4:00pm-7:00pm. Private interment will be on Saturday in Kent Cemetery.

To share a memory of Bill, visit www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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21 West Ave, Albion, NY 14411

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