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William Dean Mccandlish

July 13, 1935 — March 22, 2023

William Dean McCandlish, he was born July 13, 1935 in Baltimore, MD. He was the son of the late Vernon and Marie (Stidman) McCandlish.

Bill graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Engineering, and received a Masters in Business at Missouri University. In 1959 he married Manning Wilbourn and they celebrated their 63rd anniversary in 2022. They moved to Lockport in 1978 where he was the Plant Manager for the Upson Company, which later became the Buffalo Paper Mill. When Bill retired he learned to fly, acquired his own plane, and enjoyed flying for a number of years.

Bill drove for the American Cancer Society, Meals on Wheels, and gave transportation to others in need. He was a Boy Scout Leader and was himself an Eagle Scout. Bill was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, where for many years he ran the sound system at church services. He was always an active member in church programs.

Bill is survived by his wife, Manning Wilbourn McCandlish and a son, Vernon Lowe (Patricia) McCandlish of Virginia, and daughters, Margaret Marie (Kelly Rose) McCandlish of Wilmington, NY, and Anne Manning (Curt) Emenhiser of Michigan; eleven grandchildren, Maggie, Sara, and Annie Rose-McCandlish, Jesse and William McCandlish, Faith Lam, and Steven, Courtney, and Alex Miller, and Clay and Brooke Emenhiser, and a brother-in-law James L. (Donna) Wilbourn. He was a devoted friend of Bill W. for 35 years.

A  memorial service for William was held April 1 in Lockport, New York. William was laid to rest on April 6, 2023 in Linwood Cemetery.

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