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William J. Grome

December 19, 1928 — February 13, 2011

William J. Grome, 82, of Fairmount, passed away Sunday, February 13, 2011 at St. Camillus Health & Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by his family after an extended illness. A native of Baldwinsville, Bill was born Wednesday, December 19, 1928 and was the son of the late Hugh and Agnes Steadman Grome. Bill served his nation in the Korean War as a medic in the U.S. Army from 1951-53. After many years of dedication, he retired from the Top O' the Hill Restaurant in Camillus but remained active, maintaining the landscape of several local businesses. Bill was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of the American Legion Post 0239 Skaneateles, the Camillus Elks Lodge, and VFW Post 8664. An avid golfer throughout his life, he was a longtime member of Westvale Golf Club. As a devoted sports fan, Bill loved the NY Yankees, Buffalo Bills and S.U. He also had a passion for gardening. Bill will be most remembered for his sense of humor, wit, loyalty to friends and dedication to his family. He was predeceased by his grandson, Jacob; and siblings, Daniel, H. James, Arlene Manuel and Flora Wellner; and cousin, Elaine Ager. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Camillus for their kindness and wonderful care given to Bill. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, the former Lucille Bernhard; daughter and son-in-law, Susan M. and Laurence Moore of Fairmount; sons and daughters-in-law, William M. and Kathy of Liverpool, Kevin J. and Rita of Camillus, Michael E. and Dianne of Otisco Lake, Steven H. and Kim and Phillip D. and Kristin, all of Camillus; grandchildren, Cara, Christa, William, Joshua, Maggie, Claire, Natalie, Kevin, Ryan, Nathan, Meghan, Nicholas, Tyler, Laurence, Brittany, Michael, Erich, Connor, Christian, Jonathan, Lindsay, Amanda, and Olivia; great-grandson, Reis; brother, Lester of Baldwinsville; special friends, Sonny and Sally Kondziela; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Relatives and friends may call Friday, February 18 from 3 to 7 p.m. at Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, February 19 at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Bill will be laid to rest in Greenlawn Cemetery, Warners. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Family Church, 127 Chapel Dr., Syracuse, NY 13219.
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