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William "Bill" F. Yocher

March 3, 1935 — January 17, 2021

William "Bill" F. Yocher

CHESHIRE - William “Bill” F. Yocher, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the devoted husband of Elaine (Stollar) Yocher. Bill was born on March 3, 1935, in Waterbury, CT, the son of the late Frederick and Mary (Hubbell) Yocher.

Bill graduated Hamden High School in 1954. He retired from the Cheshire Public Schools as Outside Grounds Foreman and previously worked for Guida’s Dairy and the Cheshire Reformatory. Bill was a proud Lifetime Member of the Cheshire Fire Department. He also served his country with honor as a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Bill was a lifelong Cheshire resident and relished spending 17 winters following retirement at his home in Ocala, Florida. He enjoyed woodworking, collecting model trucks, walking, traveling, and spending many summers camping in New Hampshire. Bill was an avid fan of UConn Women’s Basketball and the New England Patriots. A kind and gentle soul, he loved his family and the simple pleasures of life. Bill was a quiet man who could say a lot with a shrug, smirk or a smile.

Along with his wife of almost 59 years, Bill is survived by his daughter Karen Yocher and her partner Maura Montagano of Prospect, CT, his son Todd William Yocher of San Diego, CA, and many dear friends.

The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to all of Bill’s health care angels at Midstate Medical Center, at home, and from Franciscan Hospice Care.

Arrangements – A graveside, socially-distant service will be held on Friday, January 22, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Cheshire Hillside Cemetery (166 Wallingford Road, Cheshire, CT). Due to the pandemic, there are no calling hours. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire is assisting with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cheshire Fire Department Inc. (250 Maple Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410) or the Clelian Center (261 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514;
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