William Brice

Memorial Service

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2023
First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford
25 Church Street
Pittsford, New York, United States

Obituary of William L. Brice

“Clarence, the angel in It’s a Wonderful Life, must be watching over me. What miracle, that he sent my wife, Carole, and daughter, Whitney, to provide many bucket list experiences and help me through the final years.” If you are running low on dollar Sacagawea coins or small flashlights, it is probably because you are also missing “Brice,” who passed away at home, holding hands with his wife and daughter, on a warm mid-April morning. Born in 1920 to Ray and Ruth, he grew up in West Irondequoit, attended Charlotte High School and the University of Rochester. He enjoyed many years of events with Carole’s brothers and their families and his mother’s family near Chautauqua. Retired from Eastman Kodak Company after a 42-year career in Paper Sensitizing, Building 57, Brice was a consummate company man who always cared about the safety and well-being of his employees. His second career as a realtor culminated in his providing the weekly zoom meeting quote of the day from his hospital bed, just weeks before his passing, to his colleagues at Mitchell Pierson, Jr., Inc., a warm, family-oriented agency. As a cottager in Algonquin Park, he could be seen paddling across Cache Lake many mornings to purchase a newspaper to bring back to Carole for their breakfast routine. His many hobbies and delights included being a private pilot, power squadron instructor, volunteer firefighter, lover of English Setters and a car enthusiast who owned the first Austin Healey in Rochester. In addition to his wife and daughter, Brice is survived by brothers-in-law, Rod Potter (Karen), Ned Potter (Angela) and Chuck Potter (Marty) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers-in-law, Russell Potter and Alan Potter. Celebration of life: Saturday, May 6 at 12:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford, 25 Church St, Pittsford NY 14534. Brice would encourage donations in lieu of flowers to: United Way of Greater Rochester, the Algonquin Campership Fund at Rochester Area Community Foundation, Pittsford Ambulance, or the charity of your choice.
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