William E. Belknap Sr.

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William E. Belknap Sr. passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at home in Monroe. He was 89 years old.

The son of Walter E. and Gertrude Brush Belknap, he was born Dec. 25, 1929, in Monroe.

William was a Retired Inspector for Orange County Sewer District #1 in Harriman.

He was a 65-year member of Monroe-Lakeside Fire and Rescue Company in Monroe. He was a member and past chief of Monroe Fire Department, as well as a member of Monroe Fire Department Fire Police Squad.

Survivors include his sons: William E. Belknap Jr. of Montgomery, Warren Belknap and his wife Allen of Coxsackie and Stephen Belknap and his wife Valerie of Chester; his daughters: Louise Oritz and her husband Roberto of Monroe and Jane Belknap of Lake Huntington; his brother Walter French and his wife Vivian of Greenwich; three grandchildren: Ray Oritz, John Contreas and Sara Belknap, and her mother Christine Belknap; four great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his wife Ann Marie Asprea Belknap and his grandson Joseph Belknap.

Visitation was held April 26th at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe.

A Firematic Service also was held.

A Graveside Service was held April 27th at Monroe Cemetery, on Route 17M.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties, 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550 or Lakeside Fire and Rescue, PO Box 779, Monroe NY 10949.

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185; www.ssqfuneralhome.com).

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