William Kilmer

William A. "Bill" Kilmer

1948 - 2020

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William A. “ Bill ” Kilmer 72 of Lewiston, husband of Linda “Lyn” Kilmer entered into rest at home on November 11, 2020 under the care of his loving family and Niagara Hospice. Bill was born on June 11, 1948 in Niagara Falls to his late parents Robert and Ruth McMillen Kilmer. He graduated from Lew-Port class of 1967. Bill served in the United State Army from 1969-1972 as a dog handler in the K-9 unit in Tan Sanut, Vietnam. He also was stationed in Camranh Bay from 1970-1971 in which he was responsible for securing ammo dumps and heli pads at the hospital. Bill returned to General Motors where he was previously employed before deployment and remained there for the next 38 years. He was active with the Lewiston # 1 Fire Department, for 25 years, during his course of duty he served as Chief for 3 years and President for 7. Bill served as a police officer with the Lewiston Police force between 1973 and 1979, Bill was a pillar to his community, always giving back. After retirement from General Motors in 2007 he took on employment with the Lew-Port School District where he drove school bus for the next 12 years. Bill was an active member of the Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 where he was an administrator and took on the duties as Treasure for NYS District 7 Moose Association. Bill was also a member of the Wheatfield Legion Riders with the Wheatfield POST 1451 as well as a member of the Patriot Guard Riders up until his illness. Bill is survived by his wife Lyn; father of Mandie Skellen and Sabrina (John) Blando and late Jason Kilmer; Stepfather to Michael, Kristie, Arron and late Daniel Berhow; loving Papa to Taylor, Kaitlyn, A.J, Giovanni, Cassady, Jillian, Kiera, Kodie, Keanu, Alayna, Marley,Orion, Ashwin, Arun; great grandfather to Jase; brother of the late Milton and Richard (Betsy) Kilmer. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and great nieces and np Family and friends may call on SUNDAY from 1:00 to 6:00 PM at the HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Corner of N. Fourth and Ridge Streets. Lewiston, NY. Funeral Services will be held on MONDAY (Nov.16) at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in Oakland Rural Cemetery with military honors. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu memorial donations may be made to American Legion Riders. Wheatfield POST 1451 6525 Ward Rd. Sanborn, NY 14132-9267 would be appreciated. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
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Sunday
15
November

Visitation Hours

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Hardison Funeral Home - Lewiston
N. Fourth & Ridge Streets
Lewiston, New York, United States
(716) 754-7963
Monday
16
November

Funeral

10:00 am
Monday, November 16, 2020
Hardison Funeral Home - Lewiston
N. Fourth & Ridge Streets
Lewiston, New York, United States
(716) 754-7963