CATSKILL…. William P. “Judge” Wootton, 74, of Gardiner St. died Sunday, September 22, 2019 surrounded by his family after a lengthy illness at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.
Born April 12, 1945 in Saugerties he was the son of the late William and Arlene Hull Wootton. A lifetime area resident he was a graduate of Catskill High School and Dutchess County Community College. He was formerly employed during his working career at Berzal Chevrolet, Van Deusen Olds both in Catskill in the service department and then at General Electric in Schenectady. Upon his G.E. retirement he became the Superintendent of the Town of Catskill Cemetery where he worked until being elected Justice of the Town and Village of Catskill.
He was a member of the NYS Magistrates Association, Past President of the Greene County Magistrates Assoc., and a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge #141.
An avid golfer, he was a former member and officer of the Catskill Country Club and a current member of the Rip Van Winkle Country Club. Bill loved the outdoors and would enjoy morning walks over the Catskill Bridge and enjoying the beauty of the Hudson River Valley and mountains.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, a daughter, Rebecca (Miquel) Valls , step son, Chad Hyer, 2 grandchildren, Elisabeth and Gavin Valls. 3 brothers:, Robert, Wayne and Clifford and a sister Colleen Wootton. Several nieces and nephews and his furry husky, Buddy also survive. He was predeceased by a son, William and his 1st wife, Theresa.
His Funeral Procession will form 9:15 PM Friday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Thence to St. Mary of the Snow RC Church where at 10:00 AM a Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Friends will be received on Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 PM. Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society or Columbia-Greene Hospice. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.com
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