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William H. Moncrief III, 77, of Pittsford

WILLIAM H. MONCRIEF III

PITTSFORD — William H Moncrief III, 77, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at Mountain View Center. He was born on June 9, 1946, in Burlington, the son of Barbara Robinson Moncrief Stinson and Major General William H. Moncrief Jr.

He grew up in Bristol, Vt., before moving to Pittsford and raising two children. He attended Bristol High School, graduating in 1964 and went on to attend Norwich University, graduating in 1968. After graduating from Norwich, he went on to attend George Washington University, receiving a master’s degree in 1970 specializing in Soviet Studies.

His early years were spent attending Camp Abnaki in North Hero and Keewaydin on Lake Dunmore. While at Keewaydin he went on many canoe trips. He worked for various companies including the Mary Fletcher business office, Dog Team Tavern, Keewaydin, Killington, and Montgomery Wards. In 1981 he started working for Reynolds & Son and retired in 2018. He loved watching sports, especially the New York Giants.

He is predeceased by both of his parents. He is survived by a son, William J. Moncrief and his children Chauncey, Vera, William Jr., Jacob and Jaxton; a daughter, Melissa Manfredi and her husband Tim and their daughter Arabella; and a cousin, Tyler Robinson of Portland, Ore.

A funeral will be held at Brown-McClay Funeral home in Bristol on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery in Bristol. A celebration of life will be held in the spring of 2024. Arrangements are with Brown-McClay Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Keewaydin Foundation. ◊

 

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