Conesus: Peacefully, with family by his side, on May 25, 2017 at age 89 years. Predeceased by his parents William H. & Marie (Schmitt) Gannon and his son William F. (Kat) Gannon. Survived by his wife of 58 years, Martha (Lewis) Gannon and daughters; Mary (Vincent) McKeown, Jr. of Avon, Bridget Gannon of Conesus, and Maureen “Murphy” (John) Gilsenan of Poughkeepsie; grandchildren, Vincent (Shannan) McKeown, Amanda McKeown (Alexander Kunkel), Dylan Gilsenan, Shane Gilsenan; great-granddaughters, Evelyn and Kelly McKeown. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Bill served his country in the US Navy during WWII and the Korean Conflict and retired from RG&E after 44 years of service.
Bill was born on August 14, 1927 in Rochester, NY to parents William Henry Gannon and Marie Gertrude (Schmitt) Gannon. He graduated from West High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the US Navy. The Navy sent Bill to Sampson Naval Base on Seneca Lake for training and later he served in WWII and the Korean Conflict. Bill married Martha Mills Lewis on September 27, 1958. While raising their family he worked for RG&E for 44 years, was very dedicated, and never missed a day of work. He loved gardening, wildlife, and many good times spent on Conesus Lake. There were many great memories spent with family including his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at the Lake. He was active in the community and was a Past Commander of the Conlon-Mulvaney American Legion Post 1779 and was also a member of the 40&8 Club. Bill loved sports and was an avid Buffalo Bills and Syracuse Orangeman fan. He also loved to watch college football and never missed the Army vs. Navy games.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 30th, from 11am-2pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte. 15 & 20a, Livonia, where his funeral service will follow calling at 2pm. Burial Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, NY with Military Honors. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: