PITTSFORD - Joseph R. Widli, 84, died Monday morning, Feb. 21, 2011, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H.
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He was born in the Bronx, N.Y., Nov. 27, 1926, the son of Joseph and Grace (Peters) Widli.
A graduate of the New York State Ranger School and the University of Michigan, he served in the Navy during World War II.
His three great loves were his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Coburn) Widli, baseball and horses.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Joseph Widli of Tunbridge and Todd Widli of Pittsford; and three daughters, Lynne Widli of Brooklyn, N.Y., Lori Basore of Roaring Spring, Pa., and Heidi Elias of North Clarendon; a sister, Edith Fritz of Yonkers, N.Y.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date in Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center.
Memorial contributions may be made to Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, HB770, Lebanon, NH 03756. Checks should include the fund number: 4-22559 Chad Pediatric HEM/ONC.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Main Street, Chelsea, Vt.
Published in Rutland Herald on Feb. 25, 2011