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October 20, 2011
Dear Greatbatch Family,
I was so saddened to hear of Mr. Greatbatch's passing. He was such an important part of my life, and my sister's life, in the 50s in Clarence, first as our Sunday school teacher and later when he graciously drove my sister Judy and I to Buff State each day for two years. When he picked us up at our home on Main Street he eagerly shared with us the invention he was working on. Little did we know then that his pacemaker would go on to win worldwide usage and win world acclaim in the medical field!On a light note, Mr. Greatbatch would get so engrossed in telling us about the pacemaker that he would miss our busstop at Elmwood and Sheridan and have to turn around.We loved both Mr. and Mrs. Greatbatch and feel their impact on our lives each and every day.Pat Paul Tambacas Williamsville, N.Y.
October 04, 2011
Sending deepest sympathy to the entire Greatbatch family. I will miss him and never forget him. We had many wonderful conversations and he told about so many things. We found out we had many things in common, grew up a block apart and went to same school. Will always cherish the private tour he gave me at Clarence Musuem, telling me about what it was like back in the days. He sent me postcards from all over the world and he drew 2 stick figures in a spaceship saying that was me and him flying to Mars, I said we'll see about that! What a wonderful man who adored his family, especially that they sung in church, I said you are the local VonTrapps! Oh, he said he has done alot, but still couldn't keep the rabbits out of his garden! Once for his birthday I promised him I would work to get his name on a US stamp, he deserves it. Rest in peace "GB", did anyone else call you that? He proved you can be great friends at any age, I was 35 and he was 78. A simple man who did great things. What an remarkable person~ Sincerely, Anne "Marceycat"
October 04, 2011
To the Greatbatch Family;

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your father, farther-in-law, and/or grandfather... I'm sure he will be greatly missed by each and everyone of you. Please take care of yourselves and each other during this difficult time, and know how many thoughts and prayers are with you all. Again, our heartfelt thoughts goes out to each and everyone of you.

Sincerely yours,

Marlies A. Wesolowski, Executive Director and the Staff of Lt. Col. Matt Urban HSC of WNY
October 03, 2011
To The Greatbatch Family,
My deepest sympathy & my prayers are with you. I worked for WG for almost 25 years. Their education program enabled my two children to benefit by it. Mr. Greatbatch was a generous and brilliant person. He will truly be missed.
October 01, 2011
Bill and Eleanor, walking Davison Road every morning with me and my dogs was a most enjoyable time. They were both great people and I will miss them very much.

I told Bill that I wished that I could have done something in my life that affected so many people so positively. Eleanore was always fiesty and so sharp. I will always feel very lucky to have known them.

Don Greggs
September 30, 2011
Will Greatbatch will be remembered as a truly wise and wonderful man who proved the point that you don't have to be flashy to be a creative leader. The Clarence community loved him -- as well they should.
Peter Willis / Alexandria, Egypt
September 30, 2011
What a priviledge to have known Mr. Greatbatch. The fond memories of camping with him and Peter and some of the family while in Boy Scouts. My first experiences with 'Heavy Equipment' at the Clarence property.
But what influenced me most was being
with this incredibly Humble man, always willing to share the God given Wisdom and Love with others.
Blessings and Comfort to the Family.
September 29, 2011
I was in permanent heart block and received a pacemaker as an infant in 1964. I eventually learned I was the youngest person in NY to get a pacemaker. I was told I would never be able to run, ride a bike or have children. Thanks to the continued determination and brilliance of your father the dual chamber pacemaker was invented. I have received 9 pacemakers so far, can run a 5k race and have 4 perfectly healthily children. I met your father and mother about 5 years ago and am so grateful I was able to thank him for giving me my life. May he rest in peace
September 29, 2011
I remember seeing a pacemaker prototype that mr. G had at home. I was in high school. Many warm loaves of home-made bread were shared at the kitchen table. Took Anne to the senior prom. No one was more responsible for my meeting God than from the prayers of two wonderful people, Wilson and Eleanor. And one of those little pacemakers not too dissimilar from the one I saw so many years ago keeps my heart in rythm now. Thanks Mr. G.
September 29, 2011
You gave me my 1st job at Wilson Greatbatch Ltd when I was 18, you asked after my Dad after he had major surgery, I remember you always said Hello as you walked through the production areas at work in your Hawaiian shirt and Kahki pants. I'll miss you Mr G. Rest in Peace.

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