12/10/2016 – William J. Foos, Clayton

12/10/2016 – William J. Foos, Clayton

foos-william-young-smallA Celebration of Life for Mr. William J. Foos, age 85, of Clayton, will be held Saturday, December 17th, at 1pm, at the Watertown Elks Lodge 496. There will be no calling hours.

Bill was born July 15th, 1931, in Rochester, the son of Peter and Bertha Schreck. He graduated from Hilton High School and Rochester Institute of Technology.

He entered the United States Navy in 1951 and honorably discharged in 1955, serving in the Korean Conflict.

Bill retired in 1986, after 25 years, as a Millwright at Kodak in Rochester.

He was a member of the Watertown Elks Club, the Clayton American Legion Colon Couch Post 821, a life member of the VFW in Texas, where he was also Shuffleboard Champion, and was also a Commodore of Mantrou Yacht Club in Greece, N.Y.

Bill loved fishing, boating, woodworking, and especially antique and classic cars.

Surviving is his companion, Carol Lawrence; two children, Paula (Gary) Vogt of Hamlin, and William R. of Hilton; two grandchildren, Jesse and Jamie; his companions children, J. Mark Lawrence of Sodus, and Amber (Dan) Roberts Hall of Wilcott; her grandchildren, Stacy, and Staff Sergeant D.W. Roberts of Goodfellow Airforce Base in Texas.

One brother, Carl, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S. P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624.


  1. Captain Bill has been a great friend forever. We will miss him dearly. Our hearts are with Carol, family and friends. Bill and Carol have been very special friends and have always been great assets especially when a friend crashed my Chris Craft and when I had troubles with my Bertram. Every Friday Billy started my Bertram to warm up before we got there and Carol always seemed to make the spider webs disappear! We will miss you William and will still keep the refrigerator stocked with Miller Light! Dan and Carol Mossien

  2. Jim And Betsy Wheaton Posted

    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carol and all of his family. He will always be remember as the youngster in the Braddock Bay gang of friends and families.

  3. John and Nancy Hillwig Posted

    Our prayers go out to you, Carol, at this time of sorrow for your loss of Bill. He was a good friend and we’re sorry we haven’t gotten to see you all as often as we would have liked.
    You are in our prayers. Warmly, John and Nancy Hillwig

  4. Barbara Madrid Posted

    Condolences to Carol and Family, Bill was a beloved member of our extended family, and will be greatly missed. I loved visiting with him when they were here in Port Aransas, Texas. For several years they have spent their winters with us here and we have always enjoyed our time. God Bless you and comfort you.

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