Willard E. Higby, age 78, life resident of Sandy Creek and Pulaski, passed away Saturday at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. Willard was born March 28, 1939. He graduated from Pulaski Academy High School in 1957 and he also graduated from Syracuse University. He married Audrey Miller in 1974 and she passed away March 1, 2016. Willard was employed as a teacher by APW Elementary School for 25 years, retiring in 1995.
Surviving are four brothers, Gerald (Gloria) Higby of Pulaski, John (Carolyn) Higby of New Haven, Adelbert Higby of Pulaski and Douglas (Claudia) Higby of Pulaski, three sisters, Sandra Tidwell of Pulaski, Janet (Steve) Banks of Boonville, and Mary (Ken) Staffan of Fairport, two stepdaughters, Michelle Mazur of Liverpool and Jacqueline (Robert) Farrell of Roanoke, VA, two stepsons, John (Cheryl) Robinson of Baldwinsville and Douglas (Cher) Robinson of Fulton. Willard was predeceased by one brother, James Higby who passed away in November.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, December 27th, at the Foster- Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY with a spring burial at Maplelawn Cemetery in Dugway. Funeral services will be held in the spring at a time to be announced.