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May 23, 2022 - 12:27pm

William G. Scoins

posted by Lisa Ace.


William G. Scoins (Bill) of East Pembroke, died on Friday, May 20, 2022, at home after a lengthy illness.

Bill was born in Buffalo on May 20, 1926, to the late Clayton J. and Frieda Baum Scoins. He is survived by his sisters Jean (Richard) Chase, Naomi (Donald) Grice, brother Alan (Janice) and was preceded in death by his brother Robert (Ella) Scoins. Bill is also survived by his three children; Todd (Mary) of Batavia, Barbara (the late Dennis) Richmond of Arlington, TN and Thomas (Sondra) of East Pembroke. He is also the proud grandfather of Brandon, Gregory, Tyler (Nicole), Philip, Natalie and Benjamin.

He worked in construction for many years eventually going into business for himself. He continued his career at Seamans Hardware then retired from Jay E. Potter Lumber in Corfu. He also loved the challenges that cabinet making afforded him.

Bill was a Navy Veteran of World War II, Electricians Mate 2nd serving on Guam, and a former Commander and lifetime member of the Corfu VFW Post 8642. He was a Batavia Bowling Association Director and Hall of Fame member and helped to create several area bowling leagues. He was in the Corfu Area Business Association and lifetime member of the Independent (later International) Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). He served as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Corfu Fire District and a member of the Holland Purchase Society.He was also a member and chairman of the Pembroke Planning Board, a Pembroke Town Councilman and Town Supervisor. He and his family were hosts to several foreign exchange students through the American Field Service (AFS). Bill’s greatest pleasure came from over 80 years of membership to the Boy Scouts of America. As a member of the Boy Scouts, he served as a Troop Leader, Executive Board Member and a staff member at his second home, Camp Sam Wood. He was awarded the Silver Beaver, the highest local award, for his commitment to Scouting. Bill was an avid naturalist and especially enjoyed watching and identifying birds.

A memorial gathering will be held soon at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to The Pembroke Historical Society.

Arrangements were made by C. B. Beach & Son Mortuary, Inc., Corfu, NY.

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