William Anderson FlutyJuly 2nd, 1930 - June 13th, 2012
June 18th, 2012 10 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church
Greenwood Cemetery at the convenience of the family
He was born on July 2, 1930, in Buffalo, NY, the son of the late Holly Witherspoon and Margaret Elizabeth Delaney Fluty.
Mr. Fluty was a retired Bond Manager from Aetna Life & Casualty. He was a graduate of Loomis Chaffee and Yale University with a B.A in History. He was an Ensign in the U. S. Navy and served in the Korean War. Bill was a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist at St. Vincent de Paul Church, a member of the Wheeling Rotary Club, Serra Club, and past president of the Stone Church Volunteer Fire Department. One of his greatest joys was reading to the children at Madison School through the Rotary Club Reading Program.
In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his devoted wife, Beverly Balch Fluty, 2009.
His two daughters, Holly Fluty Dempsey and her husband James, currently assigned to Nairobi, Kenya and Wendy Fluty Hinerman and her husband Scott of Wheeling, and his sister Mary Elizabeth Roraback of Litchfield, CT, survive him. "Gramps" was greatly loved by three grandchildren; Beverly Dempsey and Katie Hinerman and William Hinerman, his namesake.
At the request of Mr. Fluty, there will be no visitation.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. John Mulcahy officiating.
Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 2244 Marshall Avenue, Wheeling, WV or St. Michael Parish "Away in a Manger" Project, 1225 National Road, Wheeling, WV.
Arrangements by Kepner Funeral Home, 166 Kruger Street, Wheeling, WV.
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June 24, 2012
He then struck up a conversation with our daughter and they got along all well and fine.
Bill will be missed at St Vincent de Paul parish.
We were fortunate to be able to get to know him.
June 18, 2012
June 18, 2012
June 17, 2012
Bill graciously (usually!) shared his ideas and leisure activities with me, and -- along with Beverly, Holly, and Wendy -- welcomed me into their home(s), first on Laurel then "up on Stone Church." I recall being "drafted" to paint the silo, bale hay, and, in one of Bill's few errors of judgement, asked ME to tutor Holly in math!
During my five years with Bill, we traveled around West Virginia a great deal, and those memories of searching through antique stores and various homes for old clocks, along with the occasional bit of bond business, were always enjoyable, and serve as wonderful, lasting memories.
In recent years I have been unable to reach Bill via the telephone, so it was a wonderful surprise when I ran into him at an area restaurant ... just two weeks ago, on the last day in May. I suspect it was not a coincidence, but rather one of life's determinations that put us together one final time ... and with the opportunity to sit and converse.
It all came rushing back, the give and take, the wit, the quick recollection of numerous stories ... of his experiences before Wheeling, some of our mutual memories, and the path that brought so many of us into his world. But, with all of that, and even though I am grateful to have had one last "session" with "Uncle Billy" (Stone Ground Corn Meal -- I took the photo for the product label, beside the manure spreader), I regret not saying more to this fine man ... I wish I had shared with him more of my positive memories, and his wonderful influence upon me.
But, I say it now: I appreciated you, Bill. Rest well.
Jan "El Chico" Worthington
June 16, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 15, 2012
"Mr. Bill" was loved by many & will be missed. We all loved hearing his naval stories-never a dull moment.
He is at peace and dancing now with his beautiful "Pixie".
He was so very proud of his family.
Remember the good times you had with him.
June 15, 2012
I knew your Dad many years as he and Bev were members of our bridge group ( he was a whiz at bridge, as was your Mom)- We all loved him dearly and often enjoyed bridge at their lovely home up on the hill!
Your parents were an amazing couple - one, not complete, without the other.
I am so sorry to learn of his passing - and pray God will surround you with peace and comfort.
Love, Judie Artzberger
Peachtree City, GA