William C. Rumpke, 71, of South Hempstead, New York passed away suddenly on January 2, 2016. Beloved husband of Ann Marie. Loving father of Carl V. Rumpke and Mary Elizabeth Rumpke. Cherished grandfather of Gabrielle Marie Rumpke and Alexandria Brie Rumpke. Proud Army Veteran of the Vietnam War serving with the 25th Infantry. Reposing at the Fullerton Funeral Home, Inc., 769 Merrick Road, Baldwin, New York. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 7, 2016, 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony's R.C. Church in Oceanside, New York. Interment to follow at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale, New York. Visting on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. & Wednesday, January 6, 2016 from 2-4 p.n. and 7-9 p.m. fullertonfhny.com

Thoughts & Prayers

Posted by Rich Fortunato on
Aunt, Carl & Mary,
I am so truly sorry for your loss. My uncle was the kindest sweetest man I've ever known. I have so many amazing memories of him from the first time I met him at Aunt Gussie & Uncle Al's. He was looking so sharp in his dress uniform.All I could think was "this is the coolest guy I've ever met".

He took us to Shea Stadium to see the "Amazing Mets" with Tom Seaver and Say Hey Willie Mays.

When you would visit us on the weekends no matter how cold or hot it was he'd go out and play with us until dark. We were so incredibly lucky to have him.

I learned about kindness & humility from him. His love for animals was another gift he shared.

He left an amazing legacy in his children and grand children.

We'll miss him but will all cherish the rich and loving memories he left us with.

I'll bet he's out for a really nice walk with his old friend Seagy right now.They have a lot to catch up on.

He will always be my favorite uncle.
I love you all so much.
Nephew Godson & cousin, Rich
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