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William A. Latimer

William A. Latimer, 71, of Solon, NY, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the Cortland Regional Medical Center, Cortland, NY, while surrounded by his family.

Born in Cortland, NY on September 29, 1941, Bill was a son of the late George and Hazel (Stillwell) Latimer.  A lifetime resident of the area, he was a member of the McGraw United Methodist Church.  From 1965 to 1967, he proudly served in the U.S. Army.  Bill was a graduate of Cortland High School and Dean Jr. College.  He retired from SUNY Cortland ACS after a number of years of service and prior to that, owned and operated Latimer’s Men’s Clothing Store in Cortland.  He was also a member of the B.P.O.E. #748, Cortland.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dixie Shufelt Latimer, and a brother, John (Gretchen) Latimer of Chevy Chase, MD.  He also leaves behind his brother-in-law, Steven (Gretchen) Shufelt of Cincinnatus; nephews, Andrew and Patrick Latimer, and Lucas Shufelt; a niece, LeiAnna Beckinghausen; great-nephews, Kurtis Shufelt and George Latimer; and great-nieces, Carlee and Lina Beckinghausen.

A memorial service will be held at the United Presbyterian Church of Cincinnatus on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor George Carruth officiating.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bill may be directed to the McGraw Rescue, 7 W. Center Street, McGraw, NY 13101 or the ASPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045. 

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To the Family of Bill.. I was doing research on Cortland and noted his obituary. In, I believe 1958, we took a baseball fan trip to NYC on the Lackawanna Railroad to see several weekend Yankee games. Instead of coming home by train, Bill and I decided to hitchhike back to Cortland. It was a long and memorial trip through New York City, New Jersey and New York State. Always enjoyed his company when I visited the store. Condolences to the family

John Iacovino May 4 2022 2:32 PM


So sorry about Bill passing away.  He was a real sweet guy, quiet, shy, but a twinkle in his eye.

I am so sorry for the loss of your big brother.  My sympathy to you and your family.

Your friend,  Carol Brewer Fenton

Carol Brewer Fenton Jun 22 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Dixie,

So very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill.  I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Terry Stevens Jun 22 2013 12:00 AM

Johnny & Dixie,
We are so sorry to learn of Billy's passing.  We've lost a large portion of our childhood with his passing.  We shall always hold  wonderful memories of North Main & Song Lake, graduations, and weddings our families shared over many years.

Bonnie & Raena

Bonnie Weaver Walker & Raena Weaver Evans Jun 22 2013 12:00 AM

Dixie;  So sorry to hear of Billy's passing. I will forever hold memories of him to my heart. He will be missed by many.

Michael E Call Jun 22 2013 12:00 AM

Dixie, so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thought and prayers are with you and you family. Take care  Betty and Larry

LARRY AND Betty HILLS Jun 20 2013 12:00 AM

Sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Bill. I knew him from my time in the Cortland Elks Lodge. "Lat" was always a gentleman and a true Elk.
RIP my Brother.

Jim Ochsner Jun 20 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing Dixie. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Bill was a favorite to all of us here at the office. Please take care of yourself and peace be with you.

Sue Hubbard Jun 20 2013 12:00 AM

Our sincerest sympathies from both of us, and the extended Fisk family.
Dave & Louise Crankshaw
Fort Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Cortland

David C. Crankshaw Jun 20 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Bill. He was a lifelong friend and  I will always remember our friendship.

Bill Fuller Jun 19 2013 12:00 AM

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