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Willis John Mather

Male 1911 - 2014  (102 years)


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  • Name Willis John Mather 
    Born 6 Jun 1911  Niagara Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jan 2014  Sarasota Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mather, Willis John "Bill"
      Jun. 6, 1911 - Jan. 12, 2014
      Willis J. Mather, 102, long-time Sarasota resident passed away on Sunday, January, 12, 2014. He was Born June 6, 1911 in Middleport, New York to Jay and Emma Mather. He married Marjorie Helen Sherman on July 23, 1938 in Irondequoit, New York. Bill grew up in Middleport and graduated from Royalton Hartland High School in 1929. He earned a Bachelor's of Science in Horticulture and Animal Husbandry from Alfred State College. Bill Spent many years farming with his father cultivating a love for the land and later that passion transitioned into a career as a research biologist with FMC Corporation until his retirement in 1972. Bill was a member of the Mason's for 81 years and a charter member of the Sahib Shrine Temple of Sarasota.
      He is survived by: 2 children, Dr. Robert Mather (Oreta), Nokomis; Jane Mather, Sarasota; Daughter-in-law Beverly Mather, Clover, S.C.; and, 4 grandchildren, Amy, Sarah, Mark, and Cindy Mather. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings, wife of 63 years Marjorie, and son Richard Mather.
      A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00am at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3131 61st Street, Sarasota, FL 34243. Interment will be held at the Hartland Cemetery in Hartland, New York this summer. Condolences may be sent to Jane Mather.
    Person ID I6490  Mather
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2014 

    Father Jay B. Mather,   b. 7 Dec 1871, Niagara Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1957, Niagara Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Emma Christine Volschow,   b. 21 Oct 1878, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1977, Niagara Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 1906  Niagara Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marjorie Helen Sherman,   b. 10 Jul 1910, Monroe Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 2001, Sarasota Co., FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1938  Monroe Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard James Mather,   b. 14 Oct 1942, Orleans Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 2012, Gastonia, Gaston Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Robert Sherman Mather
     3. Jane Christine Mather
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F2465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1911 - Niagara Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jul 1938 - Monroe Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jan 2014 - Sarasota Co., FL Link to Google Earth
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