William Van Cott
unknown - April 20, 2013
William (Bill) Garnett Van Cott, 71, of Moravia, passed peacefully in his home on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with family members at his side. He was born on March 30, 1942 in Mount Vernon, N.Y., to Elbert and Frances Van Cott.
He entered the Navy at age 17 and after completing his service, he enjoyed several careers, with his final and favorite occupation as grandfather. He had a free, fun-loving spirit and a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors.
He is survived by his two daughters and five grandsons: Elisabette (Arthur) Hyatt and their sons, John, Will, and Nicholas; Laurie (Daniel) McAnaspie and their sons Ryan and Brendan; his brothers and sister: Roy of Dix Hills NY, Robert (Mary) of Tuckahoe NY, and Priscilla (Steven) Felder of Rye Brook NY; nieces, nephews, and cousins; as well as his companion Lenore Walther.
A memorial celebration is being planned for this summer. Contributions in Bill’s name may be made to VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service (135), 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210. Please specify: "Wishlist" Fund. To send condolences visit: robertdgrayfuneralhome.com.