FAUSOLD, William Martin
Age 83, passed away August 9, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Frances Wyckoff Fausold, and is survived by his son, Charles (Helene) Fausold of Watkins Glen; daughter, Kristina (Tucker) Edmonds of Williamsburg, VA; daughter, Helen of Dryden, NY; grandchildren, Eleanor and John Fausold of Watkins Glen; sister, Priscilla Fausold Weir of Doylestown, PA; and 5 nephews.
Bill was born July 24, 1926 in Perry, NY to the late Charles D. and Eleanor Gillmor Fausold. He attended first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in Hector, NY and was descended from some of that town's earliest citizens. After graduating from high school in Manlius, NY he served with the US Army occupational forces in Japan and then earned a Bachelor's degree in economics at Gettysburg College and a Master's in education at Cortland State. Following his marriage to Frances he entered the family profession and began a 27-year career teaching 6th grade in Seneca Falls, retiring in 1982 and returning to Valois. Although teaching was his chosen vocation, he also at various times pumped gas, drove a laundry truck, sold farm equipment, worked at Sampson and Hancock Field Air Force Bases, managed a skating rink and played in the Watkins Glen Salt Band.
Bill was an early member of the Valois Logan Hector Fire Company and contributed his time to a variety of community activities after retirement. He was a Mason and member of the American Legion. Known for his sense of humor, his greatest joy was spending time with his family, especially on or near the shores of Seneca Lake.
A memorial service will be held at the Hector Presbyterian Church at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Hector Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96 or the VLH Fire Company, PO Box 46, both in Hector, NY, 14841. You may sign a memorial guestbook online in "Obituaries" at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.