Andover, NY - William L. "Bill" Deming Sr., 73, of 3683 Shovel Hollow Road died on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at home following a short illness. He was born September 21, 1938 in Kinzua, PA the son of the late Charles and Beulah (Wilkins) Deming. In 1959 he married Loretta Versch who predeceased him in 1994, and in 1996 he married Velma Broughton who predeceased him in 2000.
Bill was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving from 1955 to 1961. He was employed as a welder with Air Preheater Company and Worthington Corporation in Wellsville, he was an inspector for Mark West Pipeline and later was self employed, installing several snowmaking systems and pipelines at many area ski slopes.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, the Frank B. Church VFW Post 2530, the Wellsville Moose Lodge # 601 and the Scio, Wellsville and Andover Rod & Gun Clubs. Bill lived life to the fullest; and enjoyed fishing, hunting, trap shooting, boating, Kayaking and stock car racing.
He is survived by three children, Christine (Roger) Drumm of Andover, William (Beate) Deming Jr. and Charles Deming both of Wellsville, four grandchildren, Jay Deming, William Deming III, Jessica Deming and Brandon Drumm, one great grandson, Ashten Carter Cook, three step children from his first marriage, Frances (Kathy) Cornelius, Ronald Cornelius and Louann (Dorothy Clarkson) Wilson, seven step children from his second marriage, George Yankanich, Joe Yankanich, Mary Pryor, Kathy Hudson, Joanna Montanaro, Patty Ammon and Andy Yankanich, 13 step grandchildren by his first marriage, 19 step grandchildren by his second marriage, two brothers, Ted (Ronald Hendrick) Deming of Florida and Daniel (Kathleen) Deming of Andover and North Carolina and one sister, Suzanne (Gerald) Slack of Florida as well as several nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Michael and Robert Deming.
Friends are invited to call on Friday, August 24, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. G. Cole Gruberth presiding. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Andover Rescue Squad or Home Care & Hospice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.