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On Tuesday, September 20, 2022, my beloved husband and father of three, William (Bill) H. Plum, passed away at the age of 72.

Bill was born on March 15, 1950 in Watertown to Howard and Elsie (Cast) Plum. Bill was the son of a military father, so after moving around a lot early in his life, Bill graduated from high school in Pleasantville, where he captained his football team. He got a call from the military within weeks of graduating from high school and now moved to Colorado.

Bill attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. Here he met Sarah (Sally) Plum, the love of his life. After graduating and returning to the East Coast, Bill was soon overcome by the heartache of being separated from Surrey, asked Sally for her hand in marriage, and flew to Colorado so he could bring the two back to New York.

Bill and Sally were married in North Bangor on September 9, 1972. They then moved to Albion, where Bill worked on his mother’s family farm, Kast Farms. He also attended SUNY Brockport and earned a master’s degree in urban planning. Bill and Sally had his two daughters in Albion, but moved to Lake Saranac in 1980, where their son was born and would eventually support the family.

Bill served as CEO of North County Home Services for over 20 years. That was the job he really wanted. His passion for his customers and employees was always evident. From employee recognition and bonuses in the local paper to handing out food to every customer during the 1993 Ice He Storm, Bill truly treated everyone like family.

Later in life, Bill started Adirondack White Pine Cabins, where he worked with his son for nearly 20 years. As an accomplished, self-trained Jack of all trades, Bill was constantly improving his home over the years. I was able to build a small shed that I could use to house my backyard. 7 years of her life.

I know it’s getting long, but I can’t tell you without mentioning Bill’s love and involvement with his local Rotary club. Of the many civic activities he participated in, Winter was one of his favorites, as he participated in and was ultimately responsible for Rotary his dancers at Carnival’s annual variety show. Once the theme was set, it was not uncommon to ask family members for their input on the next show, even if it was his September and he was still six months away. As past president, Bill put his heart and soul into everything Rotary did. He considered members of the family, both past and present, and never hesitated to offer help and advice.

Bill loved his family dearly and was relied on for birthdays, sporting events, graduations, weddings, and more. Tradition means everything to him, not for the event, but for the connections and people there. He was the type of husband/father who came home with a week’s worth of money. “Get better” Groceries at the first mention of not feeling well.

In front of Bill were his father Howard and his mother Elsie. He has a wife of 50, Sally, children Anna (David), Caroline, Joe (Laura), sisters Sue and Barb (Tom), stepsisters Stewart and Scott (Jannah), cousins ​​and nephews who survived at age 29. , his niece, and the three grandchildren he loved most: Ethan, Haley, and Jane.

Bill also survives his four-legged companions Buddy and Matilda.

The call will take place on Wednesday, September 28 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the Fortune Keough Funeral Home on Saranac Lake. The next day, Thursday, September 29th, a funeral service and reception will be held at 11:00 am at the Presbyterian Church on Lake Saranac. Alternatively, flowers can be donated to the Saranac Lake Rotary Club.