William Ryle “Wilbur” Bostwick, 72, of Geneseo, died on March 2, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
He is survived by three children, Beverly (Scott) Larson of NC, Sandra Bostwick-Spencer of Livonia, David “Boz” Bostwick of Geneseo, three grandchildren, Allison and Taylor Spencer, Raistlynn Shute, siblings, Barbara (Roger) VanHouten of Webster, Lawrence Bostwick of WA, John “Jack” (Julie) Bostwick of Corning, many nieces and nephews.
Wilbur was born February 16, 1947 in North Hornell, NY the son of John and Marcia Bostwick. He graduated from high school in the Corning Area in 1966. Upon graduation he joined Future Farmers of America and was a proud Eagle Scout. He married Christine Wasson in 1966 and then Patricia MaCauley in 1981. Wilbur was employed by Gleason Works in Rochester for 42 years as a Field Service Engineer, where his position allowed him to travel the world many times over. Wilbur was an avid farmer, gardener and enjoyed raising his chickens and cats more than anything. He loved nature and animals!
Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 4-7 PM at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in honor of Bill to Hearthside Cat’s, PO Box 282, Geneseo, NY 14454.