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Memorial contributions in Rev. Wildeman's name may be made to the Denton Presbyterian Church 22 County Route 56 New Hampton, N.Y. 10958. The donations will be sent to the Rainbow School in Thailand.


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Bill and Beatrice were valued friends. My wife, Ann, and I knew and occasionally visited Bill since about 1973 (we live in Florida now). Every time we would visit him, he would remind us that he prayed for us and for our ministry every day! That's amazing, and we appreciated it greatly. Most recently we were in his home last November for a light lunch and fellowship. We reminisced some, but he was interested in what was going on in

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Posted by: John Buerer - FL - Friend   Mar 01, 2013

To the Wildeman Family,
My sister, Denise Schneider Patti, notified me that your Dad had passed away. I never got the chance to thank him for teaching me to play tennis. It was over 50 years ago in Slate Hill.

I in turn taught my 3 children to play tennis. All 3 lettered in high school. Two played tennis in college. The oldest became a tennis pro and taught hundreds of children this great sport not only in the US but

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Posted by: Paul G Schneider - St Charles, IL - Friend   Jan 19, 2013

I was so sad to read about the passing of your father. I hope that you remember me or at least of my family. He was such a kind and giving man as was your mother. I remember when the one room Ridgebury School burned down in Dec. and we went to school in the basement of the church across the road from the burned out school. Your parents were a staple in Ridgebury in my growing up years there

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Posted by: Jean Van Benschoten Normoyle - Middletown, NY - friend   Jan 18, 2013

John-Your Dad was a special man who was beloved by many. We always admired the way in which he cared for your mother. My Mom always enjoyed going over to their home for lunch with the "girls". He is "absent from the body and present with the Lord."

Posted by: Joyce and John King - Spencer, NY - friend   Jan 18, 2013

He was a great man, very loving & kind man.He will be deeply missj

Posted by: Brian Rice, Nancy Esposito & ForestEsposito - Cuddebackville, NY - Cuddebackville Church member & g   Jan 17, 2013

It has been a pleasure knowing Pastor Bill and he will be missed by all who knew him.

Posted by: Bonnie schneider & Mark Federico - cuddebackville, NY - friend   Jan 17, 2013

Rev Wildeman was my pastor at the Ridgebury Presbyterian Church during my growing up years thru age 19 when I left the area. I remember when he became the minister of the Ridgebury Church when I was aprox 8 yrs old...
I always looked up to him. He married many of my family members including my wedding in 1971 at the Ridgebury Presbyterian Church. I always enjoyed seeing him over the years when visiting the Orange County area. He met a

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Posted by: Jean DeBlock-Squire - Dunwoody, GA - childhood minister   Jan 17, 2013

Your church family in Tewksbury is sharing your sadness of missing your dad and your joy in knowing that he is in a place with no more sorrow and no more pain.

Posted by: JoAnne JoJo Scharmer - Tewsksbury, MA - Friend of Michael   Jan 16, 2013

I will always remember, back when I was in Middle/High school (early 1990s), the Summer picnics for church. It was always held at Rev. Wildeman's house in that big back yard, and we always played badminton no matter how hot it was.
Rev. Wildeman was a very kind, sweet man with a solid faith in God, always there for those who needed him. He will be forever remembered as so.

Posted by: Heidi Gertsen-Scheck - Ellenville, NY   Jan 16, 2013