Welcome to the memorial page for

William J. Doney

September 19, 1933 ~ November 23, 2017 (age 84)

WATERTOWN, NY- William “Bill” J. Doney, 84, of Academy Street, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2017 at home under the care of hospice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Cleveland Funeral Home Inc., Watertown, NY.

Bill was born in Watertown, NY on September 19, 1933 to the late Burt and Pearl Cassidy-Doney. Graduated from Watertown High-School in June 1952, right after he was enlisted in the U.S. Airforce from September 1952 until September 1956.

Bill worked at the Watertown Daily Times as a compositor from September 1956 to March 1996, he retired after forty years. In 2000, he went to work at the Samaritan Medical Center as a transporter for seventeen years.

On April 9, 1983 Bill married Debi Blanchard. They shared 34 wonderful years of marriage together.

Bill was an avid runner for many years. He entered into many local races, he even ran with Mayor Butler and others on his 84th birthday up the Gotham Street hill. The run ended at the High-School with many surprises.

Along with his wife, Debi, Bill is survived by his sons; Joseph Doney and Sean Doney, both of Watertown, his grandchildren: Bryan Doney, James Doney, Andrew Doney, Clara Doney, Stephanie Doney and Taylor Cole.

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