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William M. Adsit

August 1, 1942 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

William Adsit Obituary

William M. Adsit Aug. 1, 1942 – Jan. 9, 2024

Olean- William M. Adsit, of Olean, passed away on Tuesday (January 9, 2024) at the Olean General Hospital after a brief illness.

William was born on August 1, 1942, he was the son of the late William E. and Margaret A. Kopec Adsit. In October of 1963, he married the former Rosanne M. Malick, who survives.

William was a graduate of Olean High School class of 1960. He was a veteran of the US Army serving from 1963 to 1968, during Vietnam War, serving as a helicopter pilot, flying numerous missions. During his term of service he earned several commendations: a Silver Star, Air Medal with “V” device and numeral 27, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit and a Vietnam Service medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars.

William earned a degree in Electronics and worked as the City of Olean electrician from 1987 until his retirement in 2004. He enjoyed his hobbies of computers and woodworking.

William is survived by his wife, Rosanne of 60 years; his children, James E. Adsit of Olean and Susan A. (John) Chouinard of Orlando, FL; his siblings, John E. Adsit of Omaha, NB and Patricia A. Button of Hinsdale.

He was predeceased by his parents, William and Margaret.

At Williams request services will be private, with internment at St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

Memorials if desired may be made to the Joint Veterans Council Volunteer Van Service % 1 Leo Moss Drive, Suite 6510, Olean, NY  14760 or to the VA Hospital 3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14215

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State, Olean. Online condolences can be expressed at

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