Willis S. "Punk" Willow, age 87, of Corning, died peacefully at home on Friday, December 12, 2014 after a long struggle with dementia. \n\n\nPunk was born February 22, 1927 in Williamsport, PA to Clyde and Grace (Brundage) Willow. He served in the US Navy (Seabee's) from 1944 to 1946 in Okinawa, Japan. Punk had numerous jobs during his life-time and met so many people, so that whenever he went out, he always seemed to know someone from years past. He was a member of Grace Fellowship, Crystal City VFW Post 524 in Corning, and the Corning Painted Post Masonic Lodge #168 for 50 years. Punk was a deer hunter, enjoyed wood working, and spent many hours in the garage working on the car and tinkering, and helping his family members with house projects.\n\n\nHe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lucille Bronson Willow; three daughters, Kay Schreiber of Danbury, CT, Anita (Anthony) Longo of West Haven, CT, and Marcia (John) Anthony of Corning; sister, Evelyn Steves of Waverly, NY; brother, Leon (Wanda) Willow of Arizona; grandchildren, Stephanie, Suzanne, Russel, Allison, and Adam; great grandchildren, Brandon, Kayla, Sean, and Jason; many nieces and nephews; his caregiver, Rose Mensah.\n\n\nPunk was predeceased by his son, Alan Willow; several brothers and sisters. \n\n\nCalling hours will be held on Tuesday, December 16th from 1-3 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street in Corning where funeral services will be held 3:00 PM with Pastor Gary Brown officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Knoll Cemetery. \n\n\n\nIn lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Fellowship, 129 Cutler Avenue, Corning, NY 14830 or to a charity of your choice.\n\n\nPunk's family entrusted his care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.