William Wesp
Monday
10
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018
Nolan Funeral Home, Inc.
5 Laurel Avenue
Northport, New York, United States
Monday
10
September

Visitation at Funeral Home

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018
Nolan Funeral Home, Inc.
5 Laurel Avenue
Northport, New York, United States
Monday
10
September

Words of Remembrance

8:00 pm
Monday, September 10, 2018
Nolan Funeral Home, Inc.
5 Laurel Avenue
Northport, New York, United States

Obituary of William Wesp

Wesp, William A. died on September 7, 2018. He was born in New York City but grew up in Sea Cliff, NY. He attended Friends Academy, graduating in 1967. Growing up, he belonged to Sea Cliff Yacht Club and became an avid sailor, a passion that stayed with him throughout his life. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1971. One of his first jobs was Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of American Express. He went on to be a portfolio manager at the Company. He then became a Senior Vice President of Investments at Central Federal Savings Bank. He joined Fidelity New York FSB in 1986 as CFO and CIO; he ended his career there as President and Director. From 1999-2000, he was CEO of Lehman Brothers Bank. He rejoined the Bank in 2009, as a Director and eventually CEO and President of its successor, Aurora Bank, FSB. Bill loved traveling and eventually visited all 7 continents. He was particularly fond of the high arctic and Antarctica. He loved taking photographs, especially of polar bears and penguins. He was a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Centerport Yacht Club and the Explorers Club. Bill is survived by his wife, Anne Wesp and by his mother Elizabeth Young and by his sister Susan Naylor and by his niece, Jennifer Naylor, nephew David Hartman, niece Tracy Darmosal, niece Katherine Leary and nephew Tucker Hutchinson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following: Friends Academy, 270 Duck Pond Road, Locust Valley, NY 11560 and Support for People with Oral, Head & Neck Cancer ("SPOHNC"), PO Box 53, Locust Valley, NY 11560. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Monday at the Nolan Funeral Home, 5 Laurel Ave., Northport, NY 11768, from 2-5 and 7-9 PM with Words of Remembrance beginning at 8 PM. Attendees are encouraged to share poems, anecdotes, etc. Bill will be interred privately at Huntington Rural Cemetery.

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