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GANSHAW, William E. "Bill"

GANSHAW - William E. "Bill"
Age 96, of Yarmouthport, MA, formerly of Wilson, NY, January 13, 2012, beloved husband of the late Marjory F. (Lawler) Ganshaw and father of the late Terry F. Ganshaw. He is preceded in death by his seven brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his son David W. Ganshaw and his wife Peggy of Yarmouthport; daughter Mary Ellen Ganshaw of Niagara Falls and daughter in-law Wini Ganshaw; grandfather of Linda Inkley, Kit Ganshaw, Gretchen (Tim) Sheehan, Dieter (Mary Sue) Ganshaw, Heidi Ganshaw and Gretchen Rose Ganshaw; great-grandfather of Preston, Lexa and Taylor Inkley, Tom Sheehan V, Katarina and Josephine Ganshaw. Mr. Ganshaw was born and raised in Wilson, son of the late Rose (Koeppen) and Herman Ganshaw. He graduated from Wilson Central School. He worked for Harrison Radiator, Lockport, NY, for 25 years and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company for 25 years and he was Town Magistrate of Wilson during 12 of those years. Mr. Ganshaw enjoyed all sports, including golf, hunting, fishing and bowling. He was a communicant of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Wilson, long time member of the Lions Club, Chairman of the March of Dimes, active leader in the Girl Scouts, member of the B.P.O. Elks and a 60-year member of the Wilson Volunteer Fire Company, serving as Treasurer for 40 years. He was instrumental in the 1940s in bringing ambulance service to Wilson. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 23 at 11 AM at St. Brendan's on the Lake Church, Wilson. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Donations in his memory may be made to Wilson Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, 250 Young St., Wilson, NY 14172. Notes of comfort and sympathy may be sent to the family at

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