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William N. WhispellJune 29, 1937 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 80)
William N. Whispell, “Bill”, of Kerhonkson, NY passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital. He was 80 years old. Bill was born on June 29, 1937 in Kingston, NY; he was the son of the late Newton H. and Regina (Vogt) Whispell.
Bill was very proud of his military service. He enlisted into the United States Navy in 1954 following a short stint with the Army National Guard. He served aboard the USS Waccamaw, traveled to many places and commissioned many ships into service. Bill was honorably discharged in 1962.
At one point Bill volunteered with the Boy Scouts of America. He was also a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club. Bill was a former board member of the New Paltz Church of the Nazarene. He worked at the Department of Corrections and retired in 1986 from Eastern Correctional Facility. In his down time he enjoyed woodworking and carpentry, always paying attention to every detail. He was also an avid gardener and woodsman.
Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sharon (Dymond) Whispell; their sons, William Whispell and his wife Karen of Pottsdam and Russell Whispell of Kerhonkson; four grandchildren, Kimberly Angleburger and her husband Jeff, William, Christopher and Matthew Whispell; three great grandchildren, Liam, Madelyn and Landon as well as several nieces and nephews.
Bill was predeceased by his siblings Regina Ruger, Newton Whispell II and Wanita Kuhne.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, December 5th from 10:00am -12:00pm with a celebration of his life with military honors immediately following at Humiston Funeral Home 30 42nd St., Kerhonkson.
To send a personal condolence to Bill’s family please visit www.humistonfuneralhome.com