Bill Halpin

December 9, 2011

William J. Halpin December 9, 2011 William J. Halpin, of Syracuse, went home to be with Lord and his beloved wife, Jane. William served in World War II from 1942 to 1945 as a radio operator for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was stationed in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. He served on the Syracuse Police Department for 35 years and was promoted to sergeant on Christmas Day of 1960. He retired in the fall of 1983. Bill was one of the first parishioners in St. Ann's Church and was a faithful servant of his church as a member of the Holy Name Society, Legion of Mary and volunteered for weekly bingo activities. He was strongly dedicated to the church and his Roman Catholic Faith. Bill was very active in the Camillus Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and sang with the Tom Dooley Choraliers. He enjoyed staying in good physical condition as an avid walker. He was also involved in bowling, golfing and handball. Bill was a quiet man, integrity-filled along with strong moral convictions. Those who knew him well appreciated his witty sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his brother, John Halpin, and sisters, Kathleen Halpin Buckley, of Syracuse, and the former Alfreda Halpin O'Brien. He leaves behind his six children, Thomas (Carol) Halpin of Mentor, OH, Michael (Linda) of Roswell, GA, Robert (Patricia) of Solvay, NY, Mary Halpin-Trier (Michael) of Phoenix, AZ, Edward (Dawn, deceased) of Walden, NY, and John David of Raleigh, NC; 14 grandchildren, Stephen (Rachel) and Laura Halpin, Michael and Sarah Halpin, Shannon (Brent) Atkinson, Colleen, Robert Jr. and Patrick Halpin, Megan and Casey Trier, and Sean, Mariah, Brendan and Rory Halpin; and one great-grandchild, Colin Sheil. We will truly miss you, Dad, but we know you are now in perfect peace with our Lord Jesus and reunited with your beloved wife and our mother, Jane. Services: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tindall Funeral Home and 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Church, 4471 Onondaga Blvd., Syracuse. Burial with military honors will follow in Onondaga County Veterans Cemetery. Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 1921 W. Genesee St. For guestbook & information please visit:

Published in Syracuse Post Standard on December 11, 2011