September 25, 2017


Mr. William “Bill” Kretser, Sr., 79, of Stone Arabia Road, Fort Plain, N.Y., passed away on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at home peacefully, with his family and friends by his side.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, at 1 p.m. at The Chapel of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Inc., 20 Otsego St., Canajoharie, N.Y., with the Rev. Nancy Ryan officiating.  The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Mr. William Kretser, Sr. may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078 or to the Community Health Center, 28 West Main St., Johnstown, NY 12095.

Please sign the online guestbook for Mr. William “Bill” Kretser, Sr. at