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November 26, 2013 > Sprinting past the century mark

Sprinting past the century mark

Submitted By Melissa Del DossoÊ

Aegis of Fremont helped resident Bill Palleschi celebrate his approach to the century mark. Officially, Palleschi will pass the milestone on November 29th, but beginning the countdown a week early wasnÕt a problem for Bill and his wife Catherine who shared their celebration with residents, staff and family members. Singer Mary Boutte began the festivities with timeless melodies and Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison lauded Palleschi for his achievements. Son William and his wife Melissa brought great granddaughter Gia Annmarie to witness the milestone of her familyÕs patriarch.

William (Bill) Palleschi was born November 29, 1913 in Middletown, New York. Following graduation from Edison Tech in 1932, he began a 46 year career with Kodak in Rochester, New York. Bill married Catherine Horn on May 13, 1944 and was blessed with one son, William Ronald Palleschi. During his career with Kodak, Bill made lenses for the Norden bombsite used in World War II and for cameras used to record the Moon landing by astronauts of Apollo 11 in 1969.

Interested in tropical fish, Bill served as President of the Rochester MuseumÕs Tropical Fish Society, wrote articles and was the first to film mating Angel Fish in 1955. His lifelong interest and participation in sports included football, baseball, bowling and golf.

In 2013 Bill and his wife Catherine moved to Aegis of Fremont to live close to their son, daughter-in-law, two grandsons and their families including their great granddaughter.

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