William Bill” P. Cory, 85, of Williamsville died surrounded by his family at 6:35 am Friday, November 8, 2013 at his son’s home. He was born March 16, 1928 in Springfield to Samuel G. and Mary M. Shaughnessy Cory. He married Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Swinford on September 9, 1978 and she preceded him in death on March 10, 2011. Also preceding him in death were his parents, one sister, Mary Blush; twin brother, Tom Cory, brother, Simon Cory, two sons, Christopher Cory and John Cory.
Surviving are his five children, Rick (Mindy) Cory and Tom Cory, both of Springfield, Angela (late Fiancé’ Andy Emmons) Young of Girard, Jason (Sumar) Sloman of Williamsville and Wendy (partner, Pam Anderson) Sloman of Lebanon, IN; twelve grandchildren, eight great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy (Jerry) Daley of Mechanicsburg and Veronica DeRosa of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill was a United States Air Force Veteran. He worked as a scale master for PH Broughton Asphalt. He was a member of roofers local #112 for over 50 years. He loved attending auctions, working in the garden, fishing and camping.
Visitation: 4:30-7:00 pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:00 am Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Harney officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorials may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project.