16 December 2012

Thomas Willis - Obituary

Thomas Willis

AU SABLE FORKS – Thomas Willis, 83, died Thursday at the Keene Valley Hospital in Keene Valley.

Mr. Willis was born April 3, 1893, the son of John and Rosan (McGinis) Willis.  He was a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife Mamie (Duprey) Willis, and one brother, Frank Willis of Au Sable Forks.

Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home here.  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Name Church here.  Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Published in the Plattsburgh Press-Republican on Friday, December 17, 1976.

Thomas Willis was my maternal great uncle by marriage.  I remember my mother was very close to Uncle Tom and Aunt Mamie and was sad that she was unable to travel to New York for the funeral.  Of course travel then is not like travel today.

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