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William Birmingham

May 29, 1951 July 18, 2013
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William E. Birmingham, Sr. of Middletown, died July 18, 2013 at Westchester Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was 62 years old. He was born in Hartsdale, NY one of nine children, to the late James and Anna Mazuchowski Birmingham on May 29, 1951. William served the community as a dedicated Middletown Police Officer for over 20 years and a Security Officer at Orange County Community College for over 30 years.

Bill graduated from Woodlands H.S. in Hartsdale and Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry. He married, his first wife, Virginia on April 15, 1972 and was drafted into the Army shortly thereafter. Together they raised three children in their home in Middletown. Virginia died in July of 1998 and after her death Bill married Virginia Rogers in Middletown in 1999.

He will be remembered for his love of family and dedication to his work. Whether as a police officer, security staff or being a companion to the elderly, he enjoyed opportunities to help others. He had a tremendous respect for our senior citizens and enjoyed being a companion to them. He had a penchant for the elderly and disadvantged. Bill was avid sports fan , he would root for all the New York teams. He enjoyed being outdoors and was a nature enthusiast. His family and our community mourn his loss.

William is survivied by his loving wife Virginia C. Rogers, at home; sons William and his wife Veronica of Montgomery, David and his fiancee Kiara of Middletown, daughter Erin of Montgomery, stepsons Christopher of Brooklyn ,Randy and his wife Bridget of Lords Valley, PA,; siblings Fr. Robert Birmingham of Schennerock, NY, Barbara Owens of Hartsdale, NY, Jack and his wife Mary of Tucson, AZ, Susan Birmingham of Hartsdale, NY, Carol Evers and Frances Ryan both of Derry, New Hampshire, Thomas and his wife Roberta of Litteton, CO; grandchildren Austin, Sierra, Anna, Julian, Lukas, Molly and Sadie, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his first wife Virginia Birmingham and his brother James and brother-in-law Johnny Owens.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Mulberry House Senior Center 62-70 West Main St. Middletown, NY 10940.

Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday, July 22, at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc. 130 Highland Ave. Middletown, NY 10940. A Funeral Service of Remembrance, including Military Honors, will take place at 8:30PM. Cremation will be private and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home.
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