ALBANY — William David Gaitor, “Bill,” 68 of Albany, entered into eternal rest on February 6, 2021. He was born in Troy on February 3, 1953. Bill was the son of the late Joseph James F. Gaitor and late Jean R Gaitor. He was predeceased in death by his brother Robert E. Gaitor; and niece Tonja J. Hatz.
He graduated from Lansingburgh High School in 1971. After his discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1973, he attended SUNY Albany, graduating with a B.S. in accounting, and an M.B.A. in business. He worked as an accountant and finance director for many years.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Gaitor; son Bradley Gaitor Reed (Megan); stepsons, Kevin Bristow (Teresa), and Christopher Bristow (Annie Robertson); sister Marion Harris (John); brothers, James Gaitor (Julia), and Donald Gaitor (Pamela); four grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will take place at a later date.
Bill always had a smile for everyone. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He will be deeply missed.
Memorial gifts may be sent in Bill’s name to the Brain Injury Association of New York State, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 402, Albany, NY, 12205.
Arrangements are under the direction of Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany.
Bill was a kind an generous person an extremely intellgent. I always enjoyed his conversations. Thank you Bill for your friendship . May your happiness an peace endure forever.
Bill was a wonderful man. I enjoyed having you both as my neighbors. I will always remember bill bringing me cookies when I first moved in! He was a kind, loving and funny man and will be missed dearly.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
You will be missed greatly uncle bill love you
To Bill’s family and friends and especially to Ginger..
Sending my deepest condolences.. I hope you can find peace and serenity at this difficult time of loss.
Love from Mary in Vermont.
Jessica (the grand)
Although I only knew Bill about a year, he definitely left an impression on my heart! His smile and laugh alone could brighten anyone’s day. He will be deeply missed. He will always be my buddy!
What a valiant battle you both fought, Ginger and Bill. Now he has found his peace and it’s time for you who loved him to rest and rejoice in his memory.
I will forever remember Bill as being pleasant, even on a bad day. He always had a smile and a twinkle in his eye.
May this sweet soul rest in peace. My sincere sympathies go out to Ginger and the family.
Bill and Kathy Curley
To Billy’s family,
Bill and I send our deepest sympathies. We have so many great memories of times spent with him. He was truly was one of a kind-always smiling and always with that devilish twinkle in his eye. He will be missed. We suspect the afterlife will be much more exciting now that Billy has arrived.
My deepest sympathy to Bill’s friends and family, especially to Ginger, who loved him very much. I was happy to get to know Bill through Ginger on Facebook, and I know he will be missed. So sorry I never got to meet him in person. Sending love and light to all.