August 26, 1925 to May 1, 2013
Lyons Falls: William E. Hamblin, 87, of 4061 Cherry St. and a long time resident of Elm St. Port Leyden died Wednesday, May 1 in Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center, Boonville where he had been a resident since December 2012.
He was born Augut 26, 1925 in Port Leyden, the son of Roscoe C and Lillian Moshier Hamblin and was a 1944 graduate of Port Leyden High School.
He was employed by Georgia Pacific Corp and Lyons Falls Pulp and Paper until his retirement in 1997. He was a Port Leyden village trustee from 1978 to 1980, served as mayor of Port Leyden from 1980 until 1982 and was a town justice for the town of Leyden frm 1980 until 2008 and was a village justice for Port Leyden from 1985 until 2008.
He was a member of Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville. He had served as treasurer of the Congregational Church, Port Leyden in the 1950's and was a member of the church board of the Forest Presbyterian Church, Lyons Falls. He was a former member of the church board of the Port Leyden Historical Club and the Associatoin of Towns. He was a member of Oneida County Magistrates Association and the States Magistrates Association until his death.
Surviving are a niece Sharon Levy of Florida and two nephews Richard Welch, of Rochester and David Widrck of Cazenovia. Besides his parent he is predeceased by two sisters Loretta Foote and Eunice Welch.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, May 11 at 3:00 PM at the Abundant Life Fellowship Church, Boonville with Rev. Dan Tabolt, pastor officiating.
There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in his memory to the Abundant Life Fellowship Church or to the Port Leyden Community Library.
The Callaghan Funeral Home, LLC, Port Leyden is entrusted with the arrangements.
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