Late Bill Weitzel honored for love, dedication to Stone Tower

The Friends of Allegany State Park, the Allegany State Park Historical Society and park officials Saturday presented a memorial plaque in honor of Bill Weitzel to his widow, Judy (seated), at the Stone Tower. Standing (from left) are Randal Fabritius, president of the historical society; Tim O’Keefe, Red House park manager; Jake Taylor, assistant regional director at NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation; Bill Weitzel’s brother, Mark: and Paul Crawford, president of the Friends group.

RED HOUSE — The legacy of Bill Weitzel, a decades-long devotee to caring for the Stone Tower at Allegany State Park, will not be forgotten anytime soon.

The Friends of Allegany State Park, the Allegany State Park Historical Society and park officials Saturday presented a memorial plaque in Bill’s honor to his widow, Judy Weitzel. It will be on display at the Quaker Museum.

Late Bill Weitzel honored for love, dedication to Stone Tower

A large group of family, friends and acquaintances gathered to show their appreciation for Weitzel’s years of devotion to the tower while he was alive.

Late Bill Weitzel honored for love, dedication to Stone Tower

The late Bill Weitzel always kept Allegany State Park’s popular Stone Tower as clean as possible for all to enjoy because he loved the tower and he loved the park. A photo taken in August 2017 shows him standing in one of the doorways.

(Contact press reporter Deb Everts at salpressdeb@gmail.com)

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