Guilderland- William Cooper Waterhouse, 95, passed away on June 8, 2018 at Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Born on November 5, 1922 in Waterford, NY, William was the son of the late George E. and Julia (Cooper) Waterhouse. He served his country honorably and faithfully during WWII in the United States Navy. He was a graduate of Colgate University where he earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. William was a proud member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was married to Edna Higgins. William was a High School History Teacher, Baseball and Basketball coach and Principal, working for Coxsackie-Athens, Waterford-Halfmoon, and Hoosick Falls Schools, until his retirement in 1979.
He was an avid Yankees fan and swimmer, enjoyed family vacations, traveling and going on cruises.
William is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Edna; his children: William Jr. (Ann), David (Susan), Wendy (James) Becofsky and Richard (Lori); his grandchildren: Thomas (Dawn) Waterhouse, Jacqueline (David) Adamski, Cooper, Keith (Shirley) Waterhouse, Jennifer (Raphael) Ramos and Angela (Adam) Bermas, Kate and Roxanne Becofsky; his nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents, William was predeceased by his grandson Christopher Waterhouse and his sister Sally Cusack.
Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Monday, June 11 at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. The Family will have a private funeral service and burial with military honors at their convenience.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in William’s name to The Community Hospice, Gift Processing Center, 310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.