AMerican Veteran 11

William R. Sloan

September 18, 2020


William R. Sloan died peacefully at home in Brockport, NY at age 85. William was preceded in death by his parents William and Harriet Sloan; brothers Paul and Jim Sloan and son Timmy Sloan. He is survived by his children Sue (Bob) Berlin, Steven Sloan, Danny (Kerri) Sloan; grandchildren Casey, Debbie, Nick, Ryan, Gina, Zack, Dylan, DJ brothers, Mike Sloan, Rich (Sharon) Sloan; sister Bernie Bechle and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. 

William was born in Corning, NY. He joined the U.S. Army at 17 years old, and served from 1953-1957. During that time, he was stationed in Korea, where he served as a chef for the troops. When he returned to Rochester, he worked as supervising chef for the penitentiary/Monroe County Jail from 1968-1977, cooked at the Liederkranz Club on and off for 25 years and created delicious meals everywhere he cooked. He was famous for his meat hot sauce that had you sweating after just a few bites. 

William was the kindest, big hearted man you could ever know. He was always teaching life lessons of some sort. His generosity was out of this world and he always thought of others before himself — up until the very end. His humor, wise-cracks and overall genuine personality is something that will forever be missed. 

Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday, September 22 from 5-7 PM at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Road. Interment will be in Holy Ghost Cemetery, located across from 250 Coldwater Rd. on Wednesday, September 23 at 11 AM. Please expect to follow social distancing protocols and wear a face covering during visitation at the funeral home.

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September 22, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
James R. Gray Funeral Home
1530 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624

September 23, 2020

11:00 AM
Holy Ghost Cemetery
220 Coldwater Road
Gates, NY 14624

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