Ticonderoga — William S. Wells, 68, of Treadway Street, passed away Thursday, Jan. 11, 2001, at the Glens Falls Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Schroon Lake on March 14, 1932, he was the son of the late Edward Wells and Vivian (Oliver) Wells, who survives him, of Ticonderoga.
Mr. Wells has been a resident of Ticonderoga for most of his life. He was employed by the International Paper Company of Ticonderoga for 34 years and was a member of the company's Quarter Century Club. Mr. Wells was very proud of his perfect attendance record with International Paper Company. He was a well established tax preparer for many local people in the area. He also served as Chairman of the Credit Committee of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion of Schroon Lake and the St. Isaac Joques Council 333, Knights of Columbus of Ticonderoga.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife of 48 years, Anna May (Fish) Wells; three sons, William G. Wells of Hague, Gary L. Wells of Rutland, Vt., and Duane P. Wells of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Jacqueline Porth of Bristol, R.I.; two sisters, Livona Hammond of Brant Lake and Cora Howe of Schroon Lake; and one brother, Edward Wells of Deerfield, Conn. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by one granddaughter, Crystal A. Wells in 1995.
There will be no calling hours. Private funeral services will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family,
Donations in his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206 or the American Cancer Society, Warren Essex So. County Unit, Sherman Ave. Entrance, 380-A Glen St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home in Ticonderoga.