William G. WOHLHUETER

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WOHLHUETER - William G. Born July 29, 1934 and deceased August 2, 2014. Originally from Colden, NY and the son of Fritz and Mabel Wohlhueter, Bill grew up as a farm kid with a passion for music, jazz in particular. He later joined the US Air Force and was stationed at Hunter and Eielson AFBs. After honorable discharge, he attended SUNY Fredonia with a major in music education. Prior to graduation, he left Fredonia and met the love of his life, Prudy Potter. Married on October 3, 1964, they lived initially in Boston, MA, before beginning an 11-year stint in Munich, Germany, where he would earn his PhD in Philosophy. Upon the birth of their first daughter, they returned to Springville, NY, where he raised their two girls (while Prudy worked in research at Roswell Park) and would live happily and humbly for nearly 40 years. At a time when many retire, he began a career as a school bus driver for the Springville GI School District, for which he also served as the local SEEA Union representative. A woodsman and staunch computer illiterate, he was an avid writer of letters, both personal and editorial. Bill was diagnosed with cancer last November and fought it as bravely as he lived. He died surrounded by family, who live forever indebted to this wonderful man. He is survived by his wife Prudence (nee Potter) of Springville, NY; daughters Ann of Boston, MA, and Jane (Philip DeGreen) of Santa Cruz, CA; four younger siblings: Barbara Bedient (Debo) of Cheektowaga, NY, Jim (Valda) of Yardley, PA, Tom (Marilynn) of Ashford, CT, and Bob (Judy) of Atlanta, GA; one grandchild (Winifred Mabel, with another on the way) and numerous nieces and nephews. Arrangements have been made with SMITH-WEISMANTEL FUNERAL HOME, 271 East Main Street in Springville, NY. Visiting hours on Friday, August 15 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Memorial Service on Saturday, August 16 at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Hospice Buffalo or the Springville Center for the Arts. Online condolences may be left at smithweismantelfuneralhome.com. Rest in Peace, Papa, knowing you are adored and remembered by many.

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Published in the Buffalo News from Aug. 10 to Aug. 12, 2014
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