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74 Trinity Avenue
Gouverneur, NY, 13642
United States


Martin William "Farmer Bill" Pulver III

Dan McClelland

Martin William "Farmer Bill" Pulver III, 65, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital.
Arrangements are private with the Green Funeral Home, Gouverneur.
Bill was born in Rhinebeck, NY on May 10, 1951, the son of Martin Jr. and Ethel Zitz Pulver.
He graduated from Rhinebeck high school and attended two years of college.
Bill worked in the Hudson Valley area several years as a farmer and in construction. He moved to the north country and was known to many as "Farmer Bill", growing and selling organic vegetables from his stands in Gouverneur and Canton.
He had been a member of the metal lathers' and carpenters' union, enjoyed getting his hands dirty in his gardens, acrylic painting in his spare time, sharing time and providing guidance to the children who grew up around him.
Bill married Valerie Karczewski on November 28, 1998 at the United Church of Richville.
He is survived by his wife Valerie, two stepchildren Amanda Karczewski Reynolds and her husband Ethanof Fulton, Alexander Karczewski of Buffalo, two grandchildren Ethan C. Reynolds and Gabriella A. Reynolds, a brother Richard Pulver of Gouverneur and a sister Sharan Pulver of Gloversville. Bill is predeceased by his parents Martin and Ethel, his stepfather Alvin Brooks, and a stepson Christopher John Karczewski.