Watervliet-William R. "Bill" Meher, 70, lifelong resident of Watervliet, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Samaritan Home with his loving family at his side.
Born in Troy on April 17, 1949, he was the son of the late Richard C. and Rita (Murray) Meher of Watervliet. He was a 1968 graduate of Catholic Central High School in Troy. Bill proudly served in the US Army from 1969 until 1975.
Bill was a Police Sergeant with the Watervliet Police Department, retiring in 1999 after 29 years of dedicated service & protection to the citizens of Watervliet. He was also a member of the Watervliet Elks Lodge #1500, Knights of Columbus and formerly the American Legion Flynn Post.
Survivors include his loving children: Bryon (Jean) Meher of Latham & Scott (Carrie) Meher of Latham, his cherished granddaughter: Lauren Rose Meher as well as his sister: Mary Ellen (William) Sage of Latham, and the mother of his children Joy Vergoni Meher of Latham. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Rd., Latham.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Avenue, Watervliet with Rev. Donald Rutherford officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 125 Wolf Road, Suite 225, Albany, NY 12205
Interment will take place in St. Patrick's Cemetery in Colonie.
The family would like to thank the staff of the I.C.U. at Samaritan Hospital for the wonderful care given to Bill during his stay with them.
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