William R. Mandeville, 82, of South Otselic, NY, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2015, at the NYS Veteran's Home, in Oxford, NY, with special family friend Catherine Potter by his side.
Mr. Mandeville was born in Retsof, NY, on December 2, 1932, a son of the late Charles and Lizzie Nichols Mandeville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, having proudly served during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Otselic Valley Central School as the school librarian and Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach after 25 years of service. He had also been employed by SUNY Morrisville and Opportunities for Chenango. He spent many evenings teaching high school equivalency courses at both Camp Pharsalia and Camp Georgetown.
He is survived by his daughters, Melanie Maroney of Pharsalia, Melissa Mandeville (William Laden) of Norwich, and Melinda Mandeville of South Otselic. He also leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Josie Maroney, Jameson Maroney (Charlotte Dingman), Carly Christian, Lee Anne Laden, and Tanner Byrnes; a great-granddaughter, Aurora Maroney; brothers, Charles (Gwen) Mandeville of Gainesville, FL, and Ray (Olga) Mandeville of Spencerport, NY; a brother-in-law, Gene Bour, of Greece, NY; a sister-in-law, Millie Mandeville of Perry, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mr. Mandeville also leaves behind his dachshund, Oscar Mayer Mandeville.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Carl and James Mandeville; and his dear sister, Sally Ann Bour.
Bill loved to spend his time fishing, camping, reading, building, gardening, planning parties and projects, and enjoying his family. He was loved by many for his big heart, his sense of humor, and his love of a good party. His children were his world, his own, his nieces and nephews, his students, the soccer players, and the unofficial adopted children, as well.
Funeral services will be held at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Carl Johnson officiating. Burial, with military honors, will be in Valley View Cemetery, South Otselic. The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 973, South Otselic, NY 13155 or lend a hand to a neighbor or friend as Bill was known to do.