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Lafayette William (Bill)Argetsinger III, 96, passed away on March 7, 2018, at the Veteran’s Home in Oxford, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol. He is survived by his: daughter, Alison M. Kosky (West Palm Beach, FL); son and daughter-in-law, Christopher (Kelley)Argetsinger (Binghamton, NY); grandchildren, Samuel C. Argetsinger (Binghamton), Tyler W. Moore (Watkins Glen, NY), Private First Class Austin F. Moore (MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL); Matthew L. Moriarity (Binghamton); his brother, Conrad H. Argetsinger. He is also survived by his loyal dog companion, Chuckie, who he rescued from the local SPCA.
Bill was born on April 3, 1921, in Youngstown, OH and was the son of the late Lafayette William Argetsinger, Jr., and Beatrice Hobson Argetsinger. He grew up in Ithaca, NY, and eventually relocated to the family home in Burdett, NY. He served in WWII in the Army’s “43rd Infantry Division, enlisting in May, 1942, where he served in the South Pacific. He was an avid gun collector, sports car enthusiast and hobbyist. He was a Regional Executive of the Glen Region Sports Club of America (SCCA) and Chief Steward for many club races at Watkins Glen, NY.
The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides, and staff for the excellent care he received while a patient at Binghamton General Hospital and resident at the Veteran’s Home in Oxford.Since care for animals was a strong love of Bill’s, if interested, please donate to the Montrose area SPCA in his name. Services and internment will be held at the convenience of the family with burial in the family plot at the Hector Union Cemetery in Burdett, NY. Arrangements by SAVAGE-DeMarco Funeral Service 1605-1609 Witherill St. Endicott, NY 13760.