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William ‘Billy’ J. Dickinson

William “Billy” J. Dickinson, 57, of West Valley, passed away January 4, 2018 at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga.


Billy was born in Queens on Dec. 11, 1960 to William E. Dickinson and the late Patricia (nee Conroy) Dickinson. He graduated with a Masters Degree in teaching. He married Amy Zintl in Clarence in 1991.

Billy taught and coached at Springville-Griffith and West Valley schools. Coaching was his passion and he coached football, baseball and softball.

In addition to his father and wife, Billy is survived by his children William J. “Billy (Emma  Grabek) Dickinson, Caroline Dickinson and Jaime Dickinson, all of West Valley; his siblings Jeanne Dickinson of Leonardo, N.J., Kelly (Chris) Moran of Leonardo, N.J., Geri (Steve) Lowney of Long Branch, N.J., Patty (Tom) Markey of Colonia, N.J. and Tracey (Bobby) Klatt of Atlantic Highlands, N.J. and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held from St. Aloysius Church, Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at


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