William H. Penney, 79, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  William H. Penney, 79, Watertown, passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021, at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse.

Bill was born Dec. 5, 1941, in Watertown. He entered the US Air Force on February 2, 1961 and was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class on October 29, 1965.

He married Cathy A. Marshall on Dec. 6, 1985, in Brownville with Rev. Jack Cox officiating.

Bill worked for New York Air Brake. He then retired from Bernier Carr and Associates as a survey technician. His passion was woodworking, but was a master of all trades. He enjoyed being outdoors, four-wheeling, and his camp near Chase’s Lake, Brantingham.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy; his loving cat, Drifter; two sisters-in-law, Pamela Kostyk and husband Gerald, Dexter and Mary Thorigal and companion Chris Manning, Watertown; one brother-in-law, Tyler Thorigal, Syracuse; and several nieces. Bill was predeceased by his nephew, Andrew Thorigal and his parents-in-law, K. Duane and Mary Jean Marshall.

Services at North Watertown Cemetery will be at his family’s convenience.

Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

online condolences to Bill’s family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to either SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601 or Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway #1509, NY, NY 10018.