In Memory of Alan William “Bill” Pentland

May 13, 1926 - March 18, 2024

Resided in Utica, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


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Alan William “Bill” Pentland, 97, of Utica, NY and formerly of Stittville, NY, died on March 18, 20204 at the Masonic Care Community.

Mr. Pentland was born May 13, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY, to Chauncey and Helen Farrell Pentland, and educated at Holland Patent Central Schools. Alan served in the US Navy during World War II, and in 1981, he retired from Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY, after thirty-six years of employment.

Mr. Pentland married Wynema “Rusty” Smith in 1954, in Stittville, NY. He was a member of Central Methodist Church for 40 years, Christ Community Church for 10 years, and his last years were spent at Zion Lutheran Church. He was also a member of the Oriental-Faxton Masonic Lodge #224 and the Ziyara Shriners.

He is survived by his wife; son Thomas and daughter-in-law Cynthia of Gold Hill, OR; daughter Brenda of Rochester, NY; and granddaughters Kristen Lycett and Elizabeth Pentland of OR. He was predeceased by a son, Michael; his parents; brothers James, Richard, and Thomas; and sister, Judith Chubb.

A private funeral service will be held at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford. Interment will be in Townsend Cemetery, Stittville.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Zion Lutheran Church in New Hartford.

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