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The Telegram
  • William H. "Bill" Thomes, Jr.

  • William H. "Bill" Thomes, Jr., 76, of Devendorf Street, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.

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  • William H. "Bill" Thomes, Jr., 76, of Devendorf Street, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Utica.
    Bill was born on Nov. 8, 1936, in Mohawk, the son of the late William H. and Marie (Brown) Thomes. He was a graduate of Mohawk schools and attended Buffalo State. He worked as a commercial artist, retiring from General Electric and Lockheed Martin. Bill was an accomplished watercolor artist.
    Bill was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church in Mohawk. He was an active member of the community and a dedicated Boy Scout leader with Troop 26 for many years. Bill was a member of Alexander Hose Co. No. 1 and the Mohawk Exempt Firemen.
    Bill is survived by two sons, William, III, and his wife, Hope, and Jon, both of Ilion; his daughter, Mimi and her husband, Billy Ferritti, of Forth Worth, Texas; five grandchildren, Jordan, Jared, Anna, Robyn and Robert; and his nieces and nephews, Annemarie, D.J. and Bob. He was predeceased by two brothers, Robert and Dan.
    A Mass of Christian Burial, for Bill, will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Church in Mohawk. Fr. Mark Cunningham will officiate, assisted by Sr. Mary Jo Tallman. Interment will follow in the Mohawk Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc. The Mohawk Fire Department will conduct services Wednesday at 6:30 at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.
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