KATAWAZI - William T. Of Chili. Our only son William passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2014 at age 5. Survived by his parents, Al Katawazi and Heather (Hutchurson) Katawazi; grandparents, Mohammad and Sarah Katawazi; Garry and Wendy Hutchurson; great-grandparents, Abdul and Bibi Katawazi; Richard Keirsbilck; aunts and uncles Dina Katawazi, Namat Katawazi, Jeff and Lisa (Hutchurson) Lynch, Ryan and Michelle (Hutchurson) Shafer and cousins Maya, Zendage, Jack and Savannah. William graduated from preschool this year, he earned his yellow belt in karate and his Jr. Flight Wings, was learning German, ran a 1K and once hiked 5 miles in a day. He launched rockets, was an accomplished sword fighter, super hero, rocket man and monkey climber. William loved the water and cared about everyone. William's visitation will be held Friday, June 27th from 4-7 PM at VAY-SCHLEICH & MEESON FUNERAL HOME, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His interment will be held Saturday, June 28th, 2:30 PM at Mt. Rest Cemetery, 7577 Townline Rd., (S. Lake St.) in Bergen, NY. William's Memorial Service will be celebrated at 4 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 38 S. Lake Ave., Bergen, NY, following the interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent "In memory of William Katawazi" to CP Rochester, the preschool he attended for children with developmental disabilities, located at 3399 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14623. It is the wishes of William's parents to build in his honor an adapative zipline for kids who otherwise would not be able to fly. For more information and to sign William's online guestbook, please visit www.MeesonFamily.com

Funeral Home

Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral & Cremation Chapels
1075 Long Pond Road Rochester, NY 14626
(585) 227-2700

Published in the Buffalo News on June 26, 2014