William J. Wilton, 68, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY – William Jack “Bill” Wilton, 68, of Champion Street Apartments, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Bill was born Oct. 15, 1950, in Carthage, NY, the son of Jack J. Wilton and Emma J. Barlow.  He graduated from John W. North High School in Riverside, California in 1968 and joined the Army immediately thereafter.  Later, he was employed at Saint Regis Paper Mill in Carthage until his retirement in 1982.

He loved listening to music and played the guitar as well as the harmonica.  Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his mother, Emma Wood of Carthage, NY; two children, Mark Wilton of Las Vegas, NV and Sarah Wilton of El Paso, TX; three sisters, Patricia McManama of Williamsburg, VA; Cheryl (Pete) Rogers of Black River, NY; and Georgia (Randy) Slye of Williamsburg, VA; as well as two grandchildren, Mason Ramirez and Cole Wilton.

Bill is predeceased by his father, Jack Wilton as well as a son, Stephen Wilton-Terry who died on March 6, 2017.

No public services will be held at this time.

Memorial donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the Jefferson County Office for the Aging at 175 Arsenal St, Watertown, NY 13601, as they are an organization that provided him with assistance and helped improve his quality of life.

Arrangements are entrusted to Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc.

Condolences may be made online at www.lundyfuneralhome.com.