BATH — William Hanson Voorhees, 84, of Sun City Center, Fla. and Bath died on June 29 after a brief illness.
He was born in Bath on September 27, 1927, the youngest child of Wilmer “Ike” Voorhees and Eleanor Tallman Foote Voorhees.
Voorhees was educated in Bath schools and was a graduate of Morse High School. His high school years were interrupted due to service in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Following his graduation from high school he re-enlisted in the Navy, serving until his retirement from active duty in 1968 as a chief boatswain’s mate, his last posting being on board the hospital ship USS Repose in the Vietnam conflict. Following his retirement he worked in the buildings and grounds departments of the Bath Memorial Hospital and the Hyde School.
In 1991, Voorhees and his wife, Mary relocated to Sun City Center, Fla., splitting their time between Fla. and their cottage at Quaker Point in West Bath. He was an active gardener and wood worker during his time in Florida.
Voorhees was predeceased by his parents; his brothers James W. and John T. Sr.; and his sister Eleanor Voorhees Bliss.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. (Connors) Voorhees; and his son, John W. Voorhees of Bath.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 6, 11 a.m., Grace Episcopal Church, 1100 Washington Street, Bath.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that contributions be made in Bill’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.