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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
William Excell

William M. "Bill" Excell

March 20, 1962 - September 30, 2020
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William M. “Bill” Excell, 58, of East Main St., Earlville, NY, passed away Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his home.
He was born March 20, 1962 in Norwich, NY, a son of William D. and Marsha Switzer Excell and received his education in Sherburne-Earlville schools. He later received a degree from Huff Brau Tech where he majored in tequila. On May 15, 2004, Bill married Linda Johnson. He had worked for the NYS Highway Department until retiring this year. Bill was very committed to his community, having served as Mayor of Earlville from 2012 to the present time. He also served on several emergency squads as an emergency medical technician including Earlville, where he was Captain of the EMS, Sherburne, Hancock Ambulance, S. Otselic, New Berlin, SOMAC and Superior Ambulance at Cooperstown Medical. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bar-b-ques. Bill was a devoted family man who will be dearly missed by all.
Surviving are his wife, Linda; children, Ashley Townsend of Smyrna; “My Little Girl” Amber Excell (Jeffrey Collins) of Sherburne; Tabatha (Ryan) Brembs of St. Petersburg, FL; Heather McEligot (Robert Wilson) of Pinellas Park, FL; Tracey (Jared) Fowler of Port Allegany, PA; and Tiffany Webb of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister, Rhonda (Robert) Gillette of Oriskany Falls; brothers, Terry Excell of Decatur, AL; and Jeffrey (Kelli) Excell of Cicero; grandchildren, Breanna Foster, Madison Townsend and Michaela Wilson; aunt, Martha Wilson of Earlville; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and his canine companion Gidget. He is also survived by his second family in Hancock who affectionately called him “Pigman”; and his hunting brothers from Maine. He was predeceased by two uncles, Ronnie Excell and Darwin Wilson; and grandmother, Beatrice Baker;
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville from 2-4 and 7-9pm on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Following current health guidelines masks are required.
His family will hold a celebration of Bill’s life on May 1, 2021 at his home.
Contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105-9959; or the Earlville Fire Department, PO Box 37, Earlville, NY 13332.
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  • Visitation

    October 6, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    October 6, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Earlville
    3 Preston St.
    Earlville, NY 13332
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  • Second Visitation

    October 6, 2020 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    October 6, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Earlville
    3 Preston St.
    Earlville, NY 13332
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  • Celebration of Life

    May 1, 2021 | 2:00pm
    May 1, 2021 2:00pm
    Bill's Residence
    28 East Main St.
    Earlville, New York 13332
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    2pm until....


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Diane L. Bunn

Posted at 09:28am
Warren and I send our condolences to Linda and the extended Excell Family. We have warm memories of Bill. As a child he would ride his bike all around town. If we were outside, Bill would stop by and chat, always with a smile. May all your wonderful memories guide you through the days ahead. Warren and Diane Bunn

Joanne (Bergner) Marshall

Posted at 02:30pm
To the Excell Family,
So sorry for your loss, Bill will be greatly missed. Will always remember his huge heart, smile and his awesome laugh. Thoughts and prayers to all.
Pat and Joanne (Bergner) Marshall

Sheriff Ernie Cutting

Posted at 01:17pm
We were saddened to learn of Bills passing. We offer our sincere condolences to his family and the greater Earlville/Sheriburne area for your loss. Bill was a good man and faithful to his community.

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