Penn Yan— William (Bill) Orcutt, 91, died April 17, 2020 in Penn Yan.


He was born in Erie, Pa., son of Russell and Marion Parke Orcutt. He joined the Navy after his graduation from high school, and served in the Korean war. He graduated from Syracuse University College of forestry with a degree in Paper Chemistry, and was employed by Consolidated Paper Company in Wisconsin where he achieved the office of vice president of manufacturing.


Bill married Pat Smith, of Penn Yan, in 1957 and they returned to Penn Yan when he retired. Bill and Pat have two sons, David, who lives in Wisconsin, and Stewart, who lives in Geneva; and two grandaughters who live in Wisconsin.