Willard McCoy

Willard A. McCoy

1932 - 2021

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Obituary of Willard A. McCoy

Willard A. (Bill) McCoy, 88, of Merrick, NY, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on April 17, 2021. Bill was born in the Bronx to J. Willard and Marian McCoy on September 9, 1932. He grew up in Lynbrook, NY and graduated from Manhattan College in 1954. Bill served in the United States Air Force for three years on Active Duty, followed by 35 years in the Active Reserves, and was promoted ultimately to the rank of Colonel. Concurrent with most of his time as an Active Reservist, he worked as a bank examiner for the New York State Banking Department, from which he retired in 1993. Shortly after moving to Merrick in 1959, Bill became extensively involved in many activities of the Curé of Ars Church and its parish community.A member of the Knights of Columbus Padre Pio Assembly, he attained the honor of Faithful Navigator in 2014.He enjoyed golf, bowling, scouting, travel, and music.Throughout his musical career, he was a member of the church choirs of MacDill Air Force Base Chapel and the Curé of Ars Church, the Freeport Community Chorale, and The Long Island Harmonizers, a barbershop chorus and part of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Bill is survived by his wife, Mary of Merrick, NY, his children, Thomas (Suzanne), William (Donna) and Mary Anne, and grandchildren, Matthew (Nicole), Ashley, Eugenia and Valeriu. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Curé of Ars Church, 2323 Merrick Avenue Merrick, NY 11566 (Phone: 516-623-1400) (https://cureofarschurch.org). “Keep America Singing” The family has organized a "Live Stream' of the mass. Please use this link to connect to the live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_UfUEk1hS4 You may need to copy it and -paste it into your web browser.
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Thursday
22
April

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021
N. F. Walker, Inc.
2039 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, New York, United States
Thursday
22
April

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday, April 22, 2021
N. F. Walker, Inc.
2039 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, New York, United States
Friday
23
April

Mass

11:00 am
Friday, April 23, 2021
Cure Of Ars R. C. Church
2323 Merrick Avenue
Merrick, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Holy Rood Cemetery
111 Old Country Road
Westbury, New York, United States