William “Bill” F. Gebo, age 60, of Star Lake, passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 in Syracuse with his family at his side.
Calling hours will be at French Family Funeral Home, Star Lake on Thursday, December 30, 2010 from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. His funeral service will be on Friday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Philip Giardino officiating.
Bill was born on December 21, 1950 in Gouverneur. He was the son of the late Wilfred and Carol (Gooder) Gebo. He grew up in Star Lake where he graduated from High School and received his Associate Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
He married Lynn A. Grammo on August 31, 1974. The couple has lived most of their lives in Star Lake.
Bill started out working in the thaw shed at J&L Steel until the company shut down. He and Lynn lived in Rochester from 1975 until 1989 when Bill worked in the dark room for Eastman Kodak until he became disabled.
Bill loved sports, especially baseball. He enjoyed music and played the trumpet and organ. One of Bill’s pastimes was sharpening knives for friends and family, even sharpening ice-skates in his free time. Bill volunteered at the Clifton-Fine Arena; played golf every chance he got; and enjoyed hunting and fishing. When he was bowling, Bill stood out with his colorful and imaginative outfits.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Lynn; his daughter and son-in-law, Darcy and Dan Kerr of Star Lake; his three sisters and brothers-in-law, Constance and Kenneth Daily of Rockford, IL, Regine and David Baker of Bradenton, FL, and Mary Faith and Frank Iquinta of Rockford, Il; his granddaughter, Delaney Kerr; his grandson, Dawson Kerr; and many nieces and nephews.