WATERTOWN, NY — William B. Dulmage, 84, Watertown, passed away Monday, March 4, 2019, at Samaritan Medical Center.
Calling hours will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. A prayer service will be held 9:15 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at the funeral home followed by the 10 a.m. funeral Mass celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Donald Robinson presiding. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery.
Born May 17, 1934, in Watertown, a son of Erwin and Florence (Anthony) Dulmage, he graduated from Watertown High School.
On Oct. 23, 1954, he married Carol J. LaDuke at St. Patrick’s Church with Rev. Divinney officiating.
He entered the US Air Force on Jan. 4, 1955. He received the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class on Aug. 13, 1958. He retired from Burns Cascade, the former John Weeks Co., as shop foreman with over thirty years of service to the company.
Bill was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. He was a Third Degree Knights of Columbus and a former member of the Knights of Columbus Council 259. He was a former player for both the US Air Force Rockets semi pro football team in Alaska and the Watertown Red and Black. He enjoyed watching sports and was very active in youth sports, coaching for several different youth teams in Watertown. He was an outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, gardening, and traveling, but his greatest enjoyment was his family.
Along with his wife, Carol, Bill is survived by his five children, William B., Jr., Watertown, Philip J., Pillar Point, Stephen G., LaFargeville, Mary E. Dulmage Burroughs and husband, Brandon, Manchester, NH, and Michael J. and wife Jessica, Watertown; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas S., Springhill, FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by five brothers, Judson B., Erwin J., John R., Louis A., and Paul L. Dulmage, and five sisters, Mary A. Escudero, Dolores F. Gammon, Elizabeth R. Selkis, June M. Price, and Jeannine Dulmage.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to either St. Patrick’s Church, 123 S. Massey St. or Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St., both in Watertown, NY 13601.
Online condolences to Bill’s family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.