Wednesday, March 9, 2016


From the Asbury Methodist FB page: We are sad to share that Bill Laemmel died early this morning. 

Editor's Note: I got to know Bill at a number of Asbury's gatherings over the years and will miss his wry sense of humor. Click on the photo to see him at the 2015 Historic Sunday event at the Bethel Chapel. Services are as follows: Wake/Visitation will be at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Croton on Sunday 3/13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The funeral will be held on Monday 3/14 at Asbury Methodist Church, 2 pm. 

William was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 14, 1934 to the late William G. and Florence (Dunloy) Laemmel. He was a proud United States Air Force Pilot, honorably discharged with the rank of Captain and served from 1957 to 1962.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Gloria J. Laemmel; loving children, Margaret (Michael Sandoval) Laemmel, William (Amy), Bruce (Jen), and Bart Laemmel; caring sister, Nancy Hartmann; adoring grandchildren, Issey, Masumi, Will, Aaron, Cooper, Bryce, Sophie, Ruby and his American Field Service son, Pietro. His AFS daughter Magui is deceased.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Edward F. Carter Funeral Home, 41 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 14th at Asbury United Methodist Church, 17 Old Post Road S., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. Burial Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in William's name can be made to the Asbury United Methodist Church, 17 Old Post Rd. S., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520.


  1. More sad news. Please post arrangements as soon as you have them.

  2. Very sad to get this news. Thank you for posting. He was a long standing fixture in the community.

  3. He was a lovely man and will be missed by all who knew him! The wake for Mr. Laemmel will be at Carter's on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9. On Monday the funeral will be at Asbury Methodist Church at 2pm.

  4. Bill was a remarkable individual. His contribution to the community was profound. He was a truly lovely individual in all ways. Honest, caring, devoted to his family, community, the Asbury Methodist Church. He was kind to my mother throughout her battle with cancer. He was a great role model. He will be sorely missed.