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“He was the best uncle in the whole wide world. He always had our backs and always had an answer- often with a twinkle in his eye. I adored him! ...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: DeeDee - alexandria, VA - niece

“So sorry for your loss. I remember Bill when he was an estimator for Vogel Van & Storage. He was always so pleasant and cheerful not to mention a...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Joseph P St Gelais - Schenectady, NY

“Many happy memories on life journy. God bless and keep your soul,BarrynSB5f ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: James Taylor - roseland, LA

“So very sorry for your loss Doris. Amanda and I are leaving tomorrow morning for Atlanta to see Mark. I will be up to see you when I get home....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Beth Spoo - Raena, NY - cousin

“Mrs. Palmer, I was so saddened to read of Bobbys' passing and now Willard. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your sad time. I will forward...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: George Rogers Jr. - NY

“Dear Doris, I'm so sad for you and know that many years have gone by without seeing you, but I never forgot you. My love to you, Mary Lynn ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Lynn Hosner/Walcesky - NY


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Willard M. Palmer, 88, of Rotterdam passed away on Wednesday October 22, 2014 at Ellis Hospital. Born and educated in West Fulton, NY, Willard was the son of the late Albert and Mary (Coons) Palmer. Willard honorably served his country in the US Air Force during World War II earning the rank of Major. He received the Distinguished Unit Badge, Air Medal with Oakleaf Clusters and a member of both the DAV and VFW. Willard worked as an estimator for Vogel VanLines and Schapp Movers in Albany for many years before his retirement. A member of Rotterdam United Methodist Church, he was an active volunteer for many church activities and served on churches Board of Directors where he was a former chairman. Predeceased by his son Robert Palmer earlier this year, He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Doris (Ellis) Palmer, as well as 3 grandchildren, Christopher Palmer, Jessica Grant and Brandon Grant, his great grandchildren, Ryan Palmer, Aleiyah Colon and Mariah Grant his brother, Millard Palmer (Doris) of Washington, DC and his daughter-in-law, Carol Palmer of Scotia . Funeral services for Willard will take place on Tuesday October 28th at 10:30 am at Rotterdam United Methodist Church, 1915 Helderberg Ave., Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Monday evening October 27th from 5 to 7 pm at Bond Funeral Home, 1614 Guilderland Ave., Schenectady, NY 12306. Interment with military honors will be in Schenectady Memorial Park, Rotterdam. Contributions may be made in Willard's Memory to a charity of one's choice.