William E. Belknap Sr. of Monroe, N.Y., dies at age 89


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William E. Belknap Sr. of Monroe, N.Y., passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at home in Monroe, N.Y. He was 89.

Son of the Walter E. and Gertrude Brush Belknap, he was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Monroe.

William was a retired inspector for Orange County Sewer District #1 in Harriman, N.Y. He was a 65-year member of Monroe-Lakeside Fire and Rescue Company in Monroe. He was a member and Past-Chief of Monroe Fire Department, as well as a member of Monroe Fire Department Fire Police Squad.

Survivors include his sons, William E. Belknap Jr. of Montgomery, N.Y., Warren Belknap and his wife, Allen, of Coxsackie, N.Y., and Stephen Belknap and his wife, Valerie, of Chester, N.Y.; daughters, Louise Oritz and her husband, Roberto, of Monroe, Jane Belknap of Lake Huntington, N.Y.; brother, Walter French and his wife, Vivian, of Greenwich, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Ray Oritz, John Contreas, Sara Belknap, and her mother, Christine Belknap; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife, Ann Marie Asprea Belknap; and his grandson Joseph Belknap.

Visitation was held April 26 at Smith, Seaman and Quackenbush Funeral Home, Monroe. A Firematic Service was held on April 26. A graveside service was held April 27 at Monroe Cemetery, Monroe.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550; or Lakeside Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 779, Monroe NY 10949.



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