William ‘Bill’ H. Nevil
WANAKENA — William “Bill” H. Nevil, 62, of Wanakena, passed away at home on Oct. 17, 2014, under the loving care of his wife, sister, Nancy, friends and Hospice following a two and one-half year battle with cancer.
Bill was born on Sept. 12, 1952, in Cooperstown, to the late John “Jack” and Anne (Rombold) Nevil.
In 1974, he received his bachelor’s degree in history from Oneonta State and in 1984, he received his associate’s degree in forest technology (Salutatorian) from the Wanakena Ranger School.
Bill married Kathleen “Kathie” Kent on Aug. 20, 1981, in Cut’n Shoot, Texas. Their attending couple at the wedding was Yvonne and Jim Wolvington of the Ringling Brothers Circus.
From 1977 to 1983, Bill worked in signal maintenance for the Burlington Northern Railway System in Fort Worth, Texas. In 1984, he worked for Robert Cross Land Surveying in Bearsville. From 1985 to 2005, Bill worked as a construction engineer for DOT Region 7 and was the assistant resident engineer for St. Lawrence County from 2006 until his retirement in 2010.
Bill was a very avid Syracuse University fan who enjoyed hiking, fishing, kayaking and especially golfing. He loved his family very much; especially his wife, Kathie and ALL of his very special friends in Wanakena, Star Lake and the surrounding area.
His survivors include his wife of Wanakena; two beloved cats, Gray Kitty and Cinnamon; three sisters, Jean and Phil Skinner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Nancy Hall of Cooperstown, Paul and Donald Snowden of Brevard, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Mary Brayden Nevil of Decatur, Ga., Genevieve and Wes Kent-Waller of Binghamton; and his brother-in-law, David and Lynn Kent of Edmeston. He is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
Bill was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Jake Nevil.
There will be no funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wanakena Historical Association, Adirondack Presbyterian Church, Wanakena Ranger School Alumni Association or a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake.
Condolences may be shared online at www.frenchfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  October 23, 2014