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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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WILLARD "BILLY 9-FINGERS" WILSON CHASE JR

Willard "Billy 9-Fingers" Wilson Chase Jr, 81, of Alexandria Bay, New York, died on March 17, 2014 at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse. An accomplished musician, Chase studied at the prestigious Crane School of Music at SUNY (State University of New York) in Potsdam, New York. He was best known as "Billy 9-Fingers", who played in Alex Bay, Syracuse and Key West. For over two decades, he entertained guests of the Amsterdam's Curry Mansion Inn at the nightly cocktail party.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and is survived by nephews Matthew and Scott and a niece Penny.