William “Will” Livingston

Hornell, New York

William J. “Will” Livingston – 67 – AKA “Wilbur” of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Hornell, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, following a brief illness.

Born in Hornell on June 19, 1955, he was the son of William “Bill” & Lucy Ellen (Dagon) Livingston.

Will grew up in Hornell with his three brothers and one sister. He graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1973). Following his high school graduation, he became a plumber’s “apprentice” with a local plumbing company.

Moving to Palm Beach Gardens, FL in the early 1980s, Will continued his plumbing career working mostly on construction of many new high-rise apartments, condominiums and office buildings.

Will was an avid sports fan & his knowledge of all sports trivia was impressive. His favorite teams were the New York Yankees (MLB) and the Miami Dolphins (NFL). He also enjoyed playing the guitar and spoiling his cats, having raised several over his lifetime.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill & Lucy Ellen Livingston; and his brother, Steve Livingston.

Surviving are his sister, Joanie (Dave) Shabala of Olean, 2 brothers, Jim Livingston of Penfield, NY and Joe Livingston of Hornell; 2 nieces, Kate (Bryan) Lochner of Rochester and Sydney Livingston of Tampa, FL; 1 nephew, Tim (Rebecca Matt) Prior of Hornell; along with many cousins.

The family of William J. “Will” Livingston will receive friends on Saturday, April 1st, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating. Final interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Will’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY 14843. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.

4 Responses to “William “Will” Livingston”

  1. Tracie D’Ambrosio says:

    Rest in Peace in Gods loving arms Will. I know it was a very long and hard battle all those years. I will remember the many dinners we shared at Moms and Kevin’s house. God bless your family during this time of grief.

  2. John P Falzarano says:

    Wilber the boys will miss you at the cabin you were always lots of fun! Respectfully! Steve waiting for you at the gates of Heaven! Amen!

  3. Tracy Brewer says:

    Wilbur my heart has a huge void. We had great times growing up and we always managed to reconnect through out the years. I will miss our monthly chats and will always remember the trip to Yankee Stadium with Digger! Give Steve a big hug from me bro! Our condolences go out to all the family. Eternal rest grant unto Wilbur, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. … Like the seed buried in the ground, you have produced the harvest of eternal life for us; make us always dead to sin and alive to God.

  4. Catherine Drone Rohan says:

    God be with you my great friend Will. I am happy his suffering is in the past, but will miss his phone calls, kindness, and hilarious sense of humor. Will was a friend to the end. A bright light has passed on earth, but will continue to light the sky for eternity. Godspeed Will.

    Oh, and the Miami Dolphins?!! C’mon man! You KNOW The Buffalo BILLS are the greatest NFL team since 1960!