"A Tradition of Caring...
Proud to Serve the North
Country for a Century"

Watertown Location
(315) 782–0830

Clayton Location
(315) 686–5101

William R. Traynor

September 14, 2022

William R. TraynorWilliam R. Traynor, 87 passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his Family at his residence in Stone Mills Wednesday evening, September 14, 2022.

Bill was born in Watertown February 28, 1935, son of Leo R. and Nora Viola (Guzewich) Traynor and he attended Watertown schools. On March 8, 1958 he married Nancy R. Hirschey at Asbury United Methodist Church with Rev. Boyd officiating lasting for 64 amazing years.

Bill was a Dryer Operator for Knowlton Technologies in Watertown NY and retired in 2000 after completing 47 years of service to the company. He was a member of Stone Mills Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, trapping, Woodworking, and practically anything to do with the outdoors, especially time spent at his camp in the Adirondacks in Star Lake. He loved old westerns and recently playing rummy for hours with Mom. He was a loving Family man and a jack of all trades always building or fixing things and passing his knowledge along to his kids and grandchildren.

Along with his wife, Nancy, Bill is survived by his 5 children, Mike Hibbard and wife Linda, Sandy Creek, Tammy L. O'Donnell, Evans Mills, Lisa M. Eppolito, Clayton, Brad A. Traynor, Chaumont, and William J. "BJ" Traynor, Stone Mills; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; his rescue dog a Golden Retriever, Benji; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his many hunting and fishing friends. Bill was predeceased by his parents; son Thomas W. Traynor; son-in-law Matthew Eppolito; sister Donna Killmeier; and brother Sam Traynor.

As per his wishes, there are no services. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Bill's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


#8 patrick robinson 2022-09-20 08:04
sorry to hear the news . Bill was a good man. glad I had the opportunity to work and be an aquaintenance of his ! he grew up on the sand flats with my mothers family ! Janet randall . Hope all is well with the rst of the family. God bless
Report to administrator
#7 Nicole Christopher 2022-09-19 13:59
Bill's Amazing Family, My thoughts and love go out to all of you. Bill was a great man, I have nothing but fond memories of him and growing up in Stone Mills. He leaves behind a great legacy. Thinking of you all.
Report to administrator
#6 Terri Hoch 2022-09-18 23:32
Nancy and family
My heart aches for you as I read Bills obituary. Keeping you in our prayers as you start a new chapter in your life now without your dear partner in life. Christ will give you strength to face the tomorrows. Hold the nice memories very near, they will sustain you. Praying for your peace during this time.
Your cousin from Lowville
Terri and Rick Hoch
Report to administrator
#5 Art & Marcia Riggs 2022-09-18 20:31
Dear Nancy and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. May God give you peace as He holds you during this difficult time.
All our prayers and loving memories.
Art and Marcis
Report to administrator
#4 Kevin Trombley 2022-09-18 17:56
Sad to hear Brad and family, those times ice fishing and visiting at camp are memories I have always, things change through life but not the memories.
Report to administrator
#3 David Richards 2022-09-18 17:23
Brad, BJ, and the whole family, sorry for your loss, Bill was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever worked with.
Report to administrator
#2 Diane Carr 2022-09-17 12:01
Nancy and Family, Thinking of you at this very sad time. Diane & Tom Carr
Report to administrator
#1 Kimberly Fitchette 2022-09-16 16:16
Dear Nancy and family, So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Report to administrator


Please be respectful. All comments are moderated. Allow time for them to appear.

Find a Memorial

How May We Help You?

If you see information that needs to be updated and/or changed, please contact us.

Or call our Watertown (315) 782–0830 or Clayton location (315) 686–5101.