In Memory of
William H. Toth, (Bill)
August 17, 1928 - June 15, 2018
William H. Toth, Sr.(Bill), 89, passed away
peacefully at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center after a
short illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Bill graduated from
Ft. Hamilton High School. He was activated in the Air
Force Reserves and at the conclusion of his service he
pursued a degree in Architecture from Columbia
University. After becoming a Registered Architect he had
a long career at the Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey. He worked for many years in the Aviation
Division before transferring to the World Trade Division
where he was a Planning Architect for the Twin Towers.
Following his retirement he moved to Mercer, Maine and
continued to pursue his hobbies and interests.
Bill was an avid stamp and coin collector, but also
enjoyed spending time outdoors while hunting, fishing
and gardening. He particularly enjoyed spending summers
at his camp in Fryeburg, Maine entertaining guests or
just enjoying sunsets from the deck. It truly was his
pride and joy and as an avid DIY'er he slowly
transformed the seasonal cottage to a house on a lake.
He also enjoyed traveling and made two cross country
road trips with family along with numerous trips to
Bill was most proud of his long affiliation with the
Masonic Fraternity. He was raised in Aurora Grata – Day
Star Lodge in 1964 and served as Master in 1970. He was
District Deputy Grand Master in the 3rd Kings District
for 1977-1978. After relocating to Maine he affiliated
with Franklin Lodge in New Sharon, Maine. Other Masonic
affiliations over the years include the Order of the
Eastern Star, Scottish Rite Masons and Shrine.
Bill was predeceased by his 1st wife, Doris in 1982; and
his 2nd wife, Gladys in 2015. He is survived by his
children and step-children Susan (Mark) Mistretta of
Freeland, MD; William (Diana) Toth of Syracuse, NY;
Richard (Celeste) Knudsen of West Chester, OH; Holly
(Wayne) Hart of Chelmsford, MA; and 7 grand children.
A Masonic Funeral Service will be held on Monday
evening, June 18th, 2018 at 8:00 PM at the Calvin
Funeral Home. Family and Friends may call at the Funeral
Home from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, June 18th, 2018.
Burial will be at Ocean View Cemetery in Staten Island
on Tuesday morning, June 19th following a short Masonic
graveside service at 10:00 AM.
Clavin Funeral Home
7722 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in William's
Masonic Care Community
Office of Philanthropy
2150 Bleeker Street
Utica, New York 13501