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Casey McCallum Rice South Shore Funeral Home

30 Nelson Avenue, Staten Island, NY

OBITUARY

William J Wieser

Passed away on October 7, 2012

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - William J. Wieser, 37, a lifelong resident of Great Kills and a city Sanitation worker who aided in the recovery efforts after 9/11, died Sunday at home. Mr. Wieser was a 1993 graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood.

He began working for the city Sanitation Department in 2001. He was on duty in Downtown Manhattan on 9/11, when the World Trade Center was attacked by terrorists. Mr. Wieser helped in cleanup and recovery efforts at the site.

He loved fishing, particularly off Montauk, L.I., and was fond of animals.

Mr. Wieser especially enjoyed taking his nephews, Mark and Robby, to the Staten Island Zoo in West Brighton, and for pizza afterward.

An avid New York Jets fan, he loved playing all types of sports. He also enjoyed reading, with history books a favorite.

Mr. Wieser was a big music fan and enjoyed attending Bruce Springsteen and U2 concerts.

He was a parishioner of St. Clare’s R.C. Church, Great Kills.

“We loved him very much,” said his brother, Robert. “His nephews will miss him.”

Also surviving Mr. Wieser is his mother, Mary Wieser.

The funeral will be Friday from the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills, with a mass at 9:45 a.m. in St. Clare’s Church. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, N.Y. 

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Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 10, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, October 11, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 12, 2012

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John Rap

October 15, 2012

RIP Bill. You'll be missed.

I was talking to my kids about you just days ago, when I took them fishing. Basically, I was telling how I've never caught a fish in these waters, but I know the fish are there, because I've seen them jump right out of the water for Bill Wieser.

October 12, 2012

Mary, My true condolences for your loss of William. I just heard today at work and everyone was sadden. My Prayers have been Prayed for you and your family. Again, I am sorry for your loss.. Colleen (From Dr Galligan's offfice)

Fat tom

October 11, 2012

Billy.... Definitly gonna miss ya cuz. You always came thru wen anyone needed ya... A true friend for real. Love ya...

Paul Ahlquist

October 9, 2012

we miss u while u trek to heaven your friend paul

October 9, 2012

u will be missed on your trek to heaven ure friend paul

welch

October 9, 2012

Thinking of you in these difficult times. My deepest condolences for your loss. Numbers 6:24

October 9, 2012

Mary,Robert, Sue &family,
I was so very sad to hear the passing of Billy. Even though we only saw each other at family functions, his smile was infectious, so lovable and friendly. No time lapsed; it's like we saw one another the day before. I'm sure I speak for my entire family, we all feel your loss. Please know you are all in my heart and prayers. Love you, Billy and love to the Wieser family.
All my love,
Adrianne (Wieser) Kerwick

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY