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Dr. William P. Moynihan

June 30, 1934 ~ February 24, 2018 (age 83)

Dr. William P. “Bill” Moynihan, 83, of Cortland, NY and formally of Homer and Moravia, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Bill was born June 30, 1934 at General Hospital in Jamestown, NY, the fourth son of the late Daniel J. and Madeline (Illig) Moynihan.   

He was a 1953 graduate of Jamestown High School, and a 1958 graduate from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, IN earning a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Upon graduation, he accepted an internship at Spears Chiropractic Hospital in Denver, CO. He completed further studies at the Richmond Professional Institute, branch of William and Mary College in Richmond, VA prior to returning to Denver, CO where he served his residency and remained on staff until 1963 when he entered private practice. He co-owned and operated a chiropractic office in Broomfield, CO.

Bill and his beloved wife, Johanne (Sharp) Moynihan, and their children, eventually moved to Scott, NY where they took up residence on a farm in the Cortland/Homer area. Before retiring in 2000, he owned and operated the Tully Chiropractic Office to help restore good health to all of his patients.

He retired after 30 years of faithful service as a reservist in the U.S. Navy and also in the Air National Guard of New York.

Throughout his life, Bill was involved in numerous civic and philanthropic associations including the Tully Rotary, Toastmasters, and served on the Board of Directors of the Boulder chapter of the American Red Cross.  In addition, he logged over 10,000 miles serving as a volunteer driver for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

He was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he was a High Priest and local leader, who served in the LDS temple at Palmyra doing work with family history and genealogy.

He will be remembered for his duty to service, interest in history and politics, love for reading and classical music, passion for animals, and his quick sense of humor.

Surviving are his son, Kenneth S. Moynihan; three brothers, Paul A. (Marian) Moynihan; Brian G. (Carol) Moynihan; and Jeremiah P. Moynihan; sister-in-law, Charline Smith; and three grandchildren, Wayne, Danielle, and Shawn. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Johanne (Sharp) Moynihan; four children, Thane, Bret, Maureen, and Shawn; two brothers, Robert D. Moynihan and Daniel J. Moynihan; three sisters-in-law, Elizabeth “Betty” P. Moynihan, Lois H. Moynihan, and Margaret “Jeanne” K. Moynihan, and daughter-in-law, Vivian L. Moynihan.

The family will receive friends and relatives at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3725 Fairview Dr., Cortland on Friday, March 2, 2018 starting at 1:30 p.m. followed by funeral services at 3:00 p.m.

There will be light refreshments and a time for sharing in the church hall following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Missionary Fund (www.ldsphilanthropies.org/missionary) or the Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org).

Bill’s family would like to thank the staff at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their wonderful and compassionate care.


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