William John "Bill" Crowe

William John “Bill” Crowe, age 79, of Bath New York died unexpectedly Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Strong Memorial Hospital.  

Bill was born on October 9, 1940, in Hornell, NY, to Frances and Julia Crosby Crowe.  After graduating from Hornell High School, he married the late Barbara J. Fitzwater Crowe and settled in Bath, New York, where they raised their five children.  Bill worked for the Carpenter’s Union for many years before starting his own construction business.  Bill was an avid golfer and bowler and loved all things, family, friends, and sports.  Bill was a die-hard Buffalo Bills and Mets fan.  He loved going to the Hornell YMCA, where he remained an active member.  He enjoyed his daily walks to the Bath Elks Club, breakfast at Stephanie’s Diner, and Sam’s Club trips with his friends Norma and


He is survived by his sons, William J. Crowe Jr. (Jana) of Savona; Daniel Crowe of Bath; Daughter, Julie (William) Pierce of Painted Post; Daughter-in-law Brenda Crowe of Bath; eight grandchildren, Taylor Crowe of Bath, Jordan (Brooke) Crowe of Rochester, Heather Clark of Rochester, William John Crowe III of Rochester, Brooke Moose of Bath, Noah and Delia Dieg of Painted Post; Sister, Betty Ebert of Hornell; also several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by his brothers, Gerald and Frances (Ponnie) Crowe, sister, Jean Giglio, wife, Barbara Fitzwater Crowe, and sons Bobby and Jerry Crowe.

Arrangements by LaMarche Funeral Home.

Posted online on July 31, 2020