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In Memory of

William H. Toth, (Bill)

August 17, 1928 - June 15, 2018

Obituary

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 Europe.

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
(718) 745-1445

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in William's memory to:

Masonic Care Community
Office of Philanthropy
2150 Bleeker Street
Utica, New York 13501

 


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