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William L. Stillman (02/09/2018)

William Lance Stillman

 (May 17, 1943 ~ February 9, 2018)

William L. Stillman, a long-time Peekskill resident, passed away February 9, 2018, at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, NY.  He was 74 years old.

Bill was born in White Plains and attended Peekskill High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. Upon returning home to Peekskill , he joined the Peekskill Police Department in 1966, rising through the ranks to  Lieutenant before retiring in 1999 after 34 years of service. He then went on to become the Hearing Officer of the City of Peekskill until 2016.

Bill was involved in many community activities. He was a long time member of the Road Knights Auto Club (Peekskill, NY), and served as the Master of Ceremonies /DJ at their yearly car show and charity fundraiser; a trustee of the Peekskill Museum and  a long-time supporter of Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation.

He is survived by his beloved family: wife, Joyce (Colao) Stillman, his son, Nicholas  M. Stillman and his wife Donna , his daughter, Alicia Morgan (Stillman) , his two grandchildren, Lauryn and Jenna, one brother, Michael Stillman, his brother-in-law, James Colao, his sister-in-law, Eileen Colao McCutchen, one niece, Lisa McKiney, and two nephews, Shane and Jared McCutchen. He is predeceased by his parents: Edison and Edith Stillman, and brother John Stillman.

The family will be receiving friends at a memorial celebration of Bill’s life on Saturday, February 17th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Nardone Funeral Home, 414 Washington Street, Peekskill, NY 10566. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that  donations be made to two of Bill’s favorite charities: Greyhound Rescue and Rehabilitation::http://www.greyhoundrescuerehab.org/ and the charity work of The Road Knights Auto Club of Peekskill https://www.roadknightsautoclub.com/donation-stories.

Memoriams

#7 Vera Zelenetsky 2018-02-11 12:30
Loved and respected, Bill will be sorely missed. The world as we know it will never be the same again. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his wife, my good friend Joyce, and their children Alicia and Nick, who have suffered an inconsolable loss. As we say in my culture, may they know no more sorrow.
#6 Diane Sergenian 2018-02-11 12:03
Bill was such a gentle soul. I met him and Joyce by chance when I was grocery shopping. Bill was sitting on a bench with the most beautiful dog I have ever seen. He was hosting a Greyhound Rescue Meet and Greet with Joyce. After speaking with him , they invited me to GRR's annual picnic, where I adopted my first greyhound. I will be forever grateful to him .
#5 Ruth Tuccio 2018-02-11 11:36
Dear Joyce and family,

The first time I met you both was when you traveled all the way to CT to support the walk-a-thon I was hosting on behalf of GRR. Your warmth and enthusiasm touched my heart. I will remember Bill as a loving and giving man. He left a legacy of generosity and kindness. My loving prayers are with you now and always.

Ruth
#4 Christine 2018-02-11 10:44
Bill was one of my favorite people with his dry wit and quick smile. He will be missed.
So sorry for the loss of a fine man.
#3 Vera Zelenetsky 2018-02-11 10:06
Loved and respected, Bill will be sorely missed. The world as we know it will never be the same again. My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to his wife, my good friend Joyce, and their children Alicia and Nick, who have suffered an inconsolable loss. They loved him deeply and cared for him remarkably well. In my culture, we say: may you know no more sorrow.
#2 Jacqueline Kerr powl 2018-02-10 20:55
Nick
So sorry for the loss of your dad
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time
Jacqueline Kerr Powles and Dana Powles
#1 Lisa Eickler 2018-02-10 20:21
Alicia and Family,

I am deeply sorry for your loss and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Your dad was always a pleasant part of the day whenever he stopped in to the library.

Love & Prayers,

Lisa

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