G. Willis Dayger
unknown - April 8, 2012
After a long, valiant effort G. Willis (Bill) Dayger peacefully left his earthly home into eternal peace on April 8, 2012.
Mr. Dayger was born May 8, 1935, in Cortland, son of Willis Dayger and Blanch Agnes Connor Dayger.
He graduated from in 1953 Fulton High School. Mr. Dayger graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in 1957 and master’s degrees in 1964.
Mr. Dayger honored his time serving in the U.S. Army. He was a military intelligence specialist stationed in Soule, Korea, and continued his service to his country being stationed in the Ithaca area until he was honorably discharged.
He entered his career as a civilian teaching agricultural education at Adams Center Central School, where he met his wife, and later taught science in Baldwinsville. After leaving the teaching profession he was a real estate broker. Being most interested in the out-of doors he later went to work for R.C. Church & Sons and later owned his lawn and garden business for many years. After retirement he decided he needed something more to do. He went to work for Wal-Mart as an associate and worked for 14 years until his illness.
Mr. Dayger is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sally A. Waite Dayger: two sisters, Blanch Kay Capeling of West Virginia, Agnes Ellen Forth of Massachusetts, formerly of Baldwinsville, two nephews, John Capeling of Rome, Robert Capeling of Minetto, and a niece Ellen Ingles of West Virginia, a cousin Donald Connor of Panama City, Fla., great nieces and great nephews.
Mr. Dayger was an avid gardener and an extensive matchbook collector. He gave his time as a community servant serving as Past President of the Baldwinsville Lyons Club and a past member of the Baldwinsville Rotary Club. He enjoyed traveling throughout the world with his wife and friends.
Services: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 15, with services immediately following for a celebration of Bill’s life with Rev. Dr Lawrence Lundgren and Rev Gorgon W. Knapp at Gates Funeral Home Inc. 29 West Genesee St. Baldwinsville. Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Adams. The family desires donation to the Baldwinsville Community Food Pantry, 17 West Genesee St. Baldwinsville, N.Y. 13027. Gracious arrangements are with Gates Funeral Home Inc. Baldwinsville.