Tonawanda News


May 28, 2014

William B. Meagher


William B. Meagher, age 84, of the City of Tonawanda, Monday, May 26, 2014. A 1948 graduate of North Tonawanda High School, Bill was a basketball referee at the Eldredge Club and also the Boy's Club of the Tonawandas for many years. He was also a school bus driver for Rainbow Transportation Company. Bill will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. He was the husband of the late Twilva L. (nee Broecker) Meagher; grandfather of the late Mark William and Bryan Christopher; and brother of the late Jean Sykes Gawrys and Helen (the late Williard) Dale.
He is survived by four children, Kathy (David) Todtenhagen of Orchard Park, Cindy Meagher of Tonawanda, Michael (Linda) Meagher of Sugarland, TX and Deborah (Robert) Hawthorne of Singapore; twelve grandchildren, Danielle (Brian), Kevin (Rachel), Michael (Gina), Michelle (David), Steven (Jessica), Michelle (Jason), Kristie, Angela, Amber, Jessica, Madison and Daniel; eleven great-grandchildren, Emma, Cody, Charles, William, Michael, Bennett, Myles, Addison, Lucas, Katherine and Mateo; his sister, Dorothy (the late Sherwood) Lawson; his twin brother, Peter (Carol) Meagher and brother, Gerard (Beverly) Meagher. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call on Thursday from 7-9 PM and Friday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.) in Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Saturday in St. Francis of Assisi Church, 150 Broad Street in Tonawanda. Friends invited. The Rev. Michael Uebler will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Buffalo, Inc., 225 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
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