OBITUARY

William Harry Steinberg

August 1, 1932February 12, 2021
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I will start by saying the world would be a whole lot better if there were more men like William in it. There are no words that could ever fully encompass the man William was during his 88 years of life. William was born in Little Falls New York on August 1st 1932. He attended Catholic School through all grades, he was even an altar boy. He sang his heart out in numerous barbershop quartettes and was a butchers apprentice before he signed up to serve in the United States Army, where was stationed in Berlin Germany with the heavy mortar company.

Shortly after serving our country he returned to New York where he met and married the love of his life Jane in 1955 at Niagara Falls, shortly after they were blessed with their daughter Joyce, Son David, Son Willy, Daughter Robin and lastly their daughter Tina. William worked hard to care for his family of 7 and eventually retired early to care for his wife Jane through all her medical needs.

William had 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren whom he adored, there was nothing he loved more than spending time with his family, well maybe having a couple beers with friends and singing Frank Sinatra at the Eagles Club.

Many people know that William had an incredibly special nickname bestowed on him and that was “SOB” I know what you’re thinking, such a shocking nickname for a gentle man, but contrary to the typical meaning for that it stood for “Sweet old Bill” and he was nothing short of that. Bill would go out of his way to make sure that ones he loved were always taken care of no matter what.

Bill faced many heartaches in his life, from losing his siblings, 3 of his children and the love of his life. He had seen his share of dark days and still he remained ever cheerful ensuring that he had a new joke for anyone who would listen each day.

Bill made a mark on this world and left a mark in each and everyone’s life he ever met, there isn’t a person alive today that could think of one bad thing to say about him. This is a man whose legacy will live on forever in the hearts of every person he ever met. So as you read this or hear it read aloud think of your fondest memory of Bill and smile for you are truly lucky to have been blessed to know a man such as he.

A True Hero

What makes a man a hero? I've often thought this through. It's someone who is macho? It's someone who is true?

No, that is not a hero. He's just a simple man. Always there when things go wrong and who does the best he can.

He lends a strong shoulder To ease the flow of tears He holds high the lantern To drive away your fears.

His smile was just enough To give encouragement. His frown more than adequate To make one soon relent.

When some had need of guidance His ears he'd freely lend Advice came in abundance You chose, not him could you offend.

He had no need of medals Or glory this is true. That's why, dear Grandpa Our hero has to be you.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jacob Briskey, Active Pallbearer
  • Gavin Briskey , Active Pallbearer
  • David Steinberg, Active Pallbearer
  • Ashton Summers , Active Pallbearer
  • Christopher Gregorio , Active Pallbearer
  • Juan Betancourt , Active Pallbearer
  • Emmit Willhite, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Peyton Willhite , Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Steinberg, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Wednesday, February 24, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Committal

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

Memories

William Harry Steinberg

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Oren Artlip

February 25, 2021

So sorry for you loss Willie & Tina it’s hard to think looking out my window I’ll never see your dad again out hoping in his car to go get breakfast or head up to go sing a sing or two. I’ll miss his jokes or stories he would share every time I saw him or just that friendly wave he did every time he saw you.
He was a great man and one that will be missed greatly (50 some years he was our neighbor)
You all are in my thoughts & prayers
Oren

Donna & Steve Muller

February 19, 2021

Steinberg Family~We are very sorry for your loss. May all the wonderful memories of your Dad, Granddad, help heal your Heart & Soul while helping you get through those tough days. May the beautiful memories brighten your days with lots of Love and Laughter. Sending lots of Love and Hugs your way.
~Love Steve and Donna Muller

June Busold (sister-in-law)

February 18, 2021

Dear William Steinberg Family, (nieces & nephews,
My heart,thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Losing a parent is never easy and is always one of the hardest times of your life. Your dad was a special man with a sense of humor that was infectious to anyone who knew him or had the pleasure of meeting him. Bill was one of the nicest men I've ever known.He was one of a kind. I would often mention to my sister Jane how lucky she was to have his daily wonderful presence. Bill dearly loved Jane and his family bragging how much they made his life so happy and how easy it was to be the dad and husband he was. If I can put it this way, "he was just a beautiful person". May God's blessings be with you today and always. God bless each and everyone of you. As difficult it's going to be without him, try to always remember the good times. I know it will be difficult for me too not to get his humorous emails almost daily. If you ever need someone to talk with, I'm here for you. My sincere deepest condolences to the family. With all my love, Aunt June, Latham, NY

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