Date of Birth July 31, 1939
Date Deceased December 4, 2020
Hometown Hammondsport
Home State N.Y.

William R. Narby

HAMMONDSPORT-William R. Narby, age 81, died at home on Friday (Dec. 4, 2020).

Bill was born on July 31,1939 in McKeesport, Pa. The oldest of six siblings, Bill graduated from Haverling High School in Bath in 1957 and went on to become a NYS Trooper for 23 years. He held several odd jobs after retiring and also worked in the lab at Phillips Lighting, where he developed several patents. He was the co-owner of Narby Computers and Town of Urbana Justice for 15 years. He officiated hundreds of marriages, his favorite part of being a Justice.

Bill married Terri Petrisek from Bentleyville, Pa. on Sept. 11, 1965. They celebrated 55 years of marriage this past September.

Bill is survived by his wife, Terri; son Doug (Barbara) Narby; grandsons, Ben and Morgan of Eunice La., and Steve (Sue) Narby; grandsons, Liam and Ethan of Bath, N.Y. He passed his love of tinkering on to his sons and grandsons.

There will be no services or calling hours. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Donations in Bill’s name can be made to Cure PSP at

The LaMarche Funeral Home, 35 Main St., Hammondsport is honored to assist Bill’s family with the arrangements.

Online condolences or remembrances of Bill are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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4 Responses

  1. I was a high-school friend of Bill and remember him fondly as a brilliant fellow with multiple interests..I loved riding around in the Jaguar he restored!
    He spiked in me an interest in British cars.
    He also beat me in a couple of academic honors…darn him.
    My sympathies to his family. He was one of a kind.

  2. To Terri, Doug, Steve and families, We send our sincere condolences to you on the loss of Bill. He truly was “one of a kind”. Although Bill had many challenges in recent years, he surely made the most of the years he had. We will continue to remember him as he once was whether in uniform, on the lake, in court or strolling in the village. RIP, Bill Narby

  3. Rest In Peace Bill will always remember the great times at troop school in the 60s. My heart felt condolences to your family

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