In memory of
William "Bill" Thatcher
In memory of
William "Bill" Thatcher
William 'Bill' Thatcher, 86 Served in Marine Corps and Army Reserve, loved football William "Bill" Thatcher, 86 ,of Castleton Corners passed away on February 13, 2021. Bill was a man who loved life and those around him. He loved talking to people, loved traveling and could always just join right into any conversation sharing his own stories. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and then continued his service with the Army Reserves. His love for football was tremendous and his love for coaching children for 30 years did not go unnoticed. Throughout his coaching career at SIBFL he coached over one thousand kids and had the number one team in the nation in 1972 called the Stumble Inn Rams. Although these young boys moved on to high school and then college they never forgot their Coach and the lifelong lessons he taught them. Bill also never forgot the boys and it showed with the big smile on his face whenever he would see one of his former players. He loved them all. Bill worked as a crane operator for the NYC Department of Sanitation until his retirement in 1993. Bill is predeceased by his wife Ellen of 66 years. He is survived by his three sons, Kevin and his wife Kathy, Timothy and his wife Kathy and William U.III, along with eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 16th, 4pm-7pm @ Harmon Funeral Home Staten Island 10310. Burial will take place at St. Peters Cemetery on Wednesday, February 17th @11 am. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10310 (347) 507-4208
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In memory of
William "Bill" Thatcher
William 'Bill' Thatcher, 86 Served in Marine Corps and Army Reserve, loved football William "Bill" Thatcher, 86 ,of Castleton Corners passed away on February 13, 2021. Bill was a man who loved life and those around him. He loved talking to people, loved traveling and could always just join right into any conversation sharing his own stories. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps and then continued his service with the Army Reserves. His love for football was tremendous and his love for coaching children for 30 years did not go unnoticed. Throughout his coaching career at SIBFL he coached over one thousand kids and had the number one team in the nation in 1972 called the Stumble Inn Rams. Although these young boys moved on to high school and then college they never forgot their Coach and the lifelong lessons he taught them. Bill also never forgot the boys and it showed with the big smile on his face whenever he would see one of his former players. He loved them all. Bill worked as a crane operator for the NYC Department of Sanitation until his retirement in 1993. Bill is predeceased by his wife Ellen of 66 years. He is survived by his three sons, Kevin and his wife Kathy, Timothy and his wife Kathy and William U.III, along with eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 16th, 4pm-7pm @ Harmon Funeral Home Staten Island 10310. Burial will take place at St. Peters Cemetery on Wednesday, February 17th @11 am. Harmon Funeral Home 571 Forest Ave. Staten Island, N.Y. 10310 (347) 507-4208
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Harmon Funeral Home
571 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
Past Services ╲╱
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