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William Gearing

September 3, 1959 ~ March 18, 2020 (age 60)

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SAUGERTIES…. William Gearing, 60, of Barclay St. died Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at his residence.  Born September 3, 1959 in Hackensack, NJ he was the son of the late John and Janet Gearing.  Raised in Maywood, NJ he was a graduate of Hackensack High School and worked for the US Postal Service and Hackensack Roofing prior to starting his own roofing business in Saugerties.

            Affectionately know as “Willy the Roofer” by all who knew him, he was an avid sports fan and fisherman, who’s favorite place to be was down the Hudson River.  With the current restrictions on large gatherings, services will be held at a future date.  In lieu of flowers, Willy would have preferred you go fishing and teach a child to fish!

            Survivors include his partner, Jane Rosier of Saugerties, a sister, Sharyn and her husband, Richard Gilmartin, a brother, Barry Gearing all of Moscow, PA.  Several nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts., Saugerties.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family on Willy’s Tribute Wall, www.





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