William F. DeHimer
1947 - 2023
Obituary of William F. DeHimer
William F. DeHimer, 76, of Rome, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on Saturday, October 14, 2023. Born in Rome on March 30, 1947, he was a son of the late Jack and Marion (Castle) DeHimer. He was a 1965 graduate of Rome Catholic High School and on July 19, 1967, he enlisted in the United State Army and served his country during the Vietnam War. He was Honorably Discharged on March 5, 1969 and returned to Rome. On October 4, 1985, he was united in marriage to Leslie Wadsworth.
Billy was employed for 40 years with the CNY DDSO. He was a communicant at St. Peter’s Church and was a member of the Rome VFW Post 2246 and Henry P. Smith Post 24 American Legion.
Billy was a huge sports fan. He loved his NY Mets, NJ Devils and Utica Comets. He was a Comets season ticket holder for many years. Bill was a family man, and an avid dog lover who enjoyed spending time with his daughter’s dogs. His motto was “Keep the faith”, and he followed it daily.
Surviving besides his loving wife, Leslie, are three children, Kimberly DeHimer (Kate), Kevin DeHimer and Scott Washburn (Mandee); his sister, Deborah DeHimer; two brothers, Lawrence DeHimer (Cathy) and Roger DeHimer; four grandchildren, Brianna and Brittany DeHimer and Serenity and Lukus Washburn; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son , William C. DeHimer; his sister, Barbara DeHimer; and five brothers, Martin, Craig, Paul, Dale and John.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 19th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, 200 N. James St., Rome NY 13440. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to call at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc. 418 N. George St., Rome NY 13440, on Wednesday, October 18th, from 4-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, pleased consider a donation in Billy’s memory to Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd., New Hartford, NY 13413.
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