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The funeral service for William E. “Bill” Cady of 17961 First Street, Adams Center will be 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of TLC Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday. Calling hours are from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home on Monday. The Internment will be Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Union Cemetary in Adams Center at the graveside. Family, friends and all that knew William is invited to the graveside service.

He was born July 29, 1954 in Gowanda, Ny, the son of Charles and Joyce Rupp Cady. He attended and graduated from Sackets Harbor Central School in 1972, where he played and lettered in four sports: football, basketball, baseball and track. After graduation, he attended Canton Agricultural Business. Mr Cady was also a member of the Zeta Alpha Phi fraternity and also played on the basketball team. He was a member of the American Legion (S.A.L.), played semi-pro basketball for the Collegiate Northmen for 2 years. In 1976, he met his future wife, Susan C. Harmon of Lee Center (Rome), NY while in college and they later would marry. In 1987 the couple divorced.

After graduating from Canton, he was to attend the University of Georgia but instead William, bought a dairy farm in 1975 from his grandmother, Gladys Cady and his late grandfather Earl Cady. He owned and operated the dairy farm on the Cady Rd. for 21 years. He showed cattle at both the county and state fair. He had worked at the Horticultural building and dairy products building. He sold his dairy cattle after 18 years and cash cropped for three years following the sale. He won the foul shooting contest three times at the New York State fair beating, Syracuse University All American, Jimmy Lee. William shot 69, beating Jimmy’s 48. He officiated (IABBO) high school basketball for 28 years. After liquidating the farm, he worked construction for some years and then obtained a real estate license. Currently, William was a consultant for Ambit Energy. Mr. Cady always loved sports, the outdoors, planting a seed and watching it grow. He could always get you to laugh.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to Coach’s For Cancer Society or the American Legion Post 586 of Adams. Surviving are his mother Joyce Rupp Cady of Watertown, a daughter and son in law Mrs. Ryan (Lara) Linnen of Gilbert, AZ and his son and daughter in law Joseph and Maggie Cady of Tempe, AZ, a brother, Thomas Cady of Sackets Harbor, his sister and brother in law, Mrs. Stephen (Sally) Lee of Watertown, 8 grandchildren: Tatum and Morgan Linnen, Julia Joseph, Leah, Noah, Micah Cady and a grandson that is due over the summer, 1 uncle, Dave Rupp of Niagara Falls, NY and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother Edward Cady died before him.

Arrangements are with TLC Funeral Home, Inc.

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