Wood Funeral Home

784 Main Street, East Aurora, NY


William Carl Gipe

May 10, 1939August 29, 2019

GIPE, William Carl "Bill" August 29, 2019 of East Aurora, NY. Loving husband of Katherine (nee Greacen). Proud father of Kristin (Eric) Bittner and Robert (Amy) Gipe. Adored grandfather of Kitt, Carter, Pavel and Penn. Bill leaves many dear friends made and kept throughout his life. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, he worked for Procter and Gamble in sales, analysis and management for 38 years. In retirement, he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, was a Deacon, elder and trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora. He was a long time president of the Quaker Aurora Tennis Club. He spent summers in Barnegat Light, NJ, entertaining family and friends. He traveled far and wide and winters were spent skiing in Vermont and in East Aurora being troop leader of his four lively grandsons. He was loved by all and will be missed. There will be no prior visitation. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday September 13, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of East Aurora 9 Paine Ave. East Aurora. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Church Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be shared at www.woodfh.com


  • Celebration of Life Friday, September 13, 2019


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Roger Payne

September 15, 2019

Donna and I have so many wonderful memories of Bill. We truly enjoyed our years in East Aurora and the many happy occasions that were spent with Bill and the rest of the Pink Flamingo's. We both know how strong Katherine is and pray that she will get through this difficult time. May God bless and keep you.

Merry Ostrander

September 11, 2019

Dear Katherine, Kristin & Rob, I was saddened to hear of the loss of Bill. He was such a wonderful, kind gentleman, and I remember his sense of humor with great fondness. I'm sorry I will not be able to attend his celebration of life; Kathy West had a terrible fall Sat. night and was in hosp. until last night. I need to take her back to ECMC Friday morning. My thoughts and prayers are with you as well as wonderful memories of Bill and you, Katherine. with love and deepest sympathy. Merry O

mary greacen

September 9, 2019

There was only one Bill. The greatest husband, father and grandfather, he will never be forgotten. Sending all our love.
Charley, Mary Denise, Alexandra and Scott

Mary and Paul Synor

September 2, 2019

Dear Katherine, Kristin, Robby and families,

We are so sorry to learn of Bill's passing. However, he no longer is suffering and is with our Lord.
We enjoyed our times together on Castle Hill and will cherish them forever.
May His peace be with you also.

Mary and Paul Synor

Bettylou McGill

September 2, 2019

Dear Katherine,
There are so many fond memories. You and Bill were the best hosts at your home and in
NJ. What fun we had playing in the Frosty Tournaments. Our hearts ache for you. You are in our prayers.
Love you,
Bettylou and Fran