For the days leading up to Father’s Day, we’ve asked our residents and families to share stories, pictures, and favorite memories of their dads, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers who live in our communities. We’ll be sharing them here on our website and on our social media channels in a series we’re calling: Oakmont’s Fantastic Fathers!

Kristyn K. wrote in to tell us about her awesome Grandpa William who lives at Oakmont Manor.

I am proud to say that William R is my Grandpa. He has been a staple in my life for as long as I can remember. So many of my favorite memories include him- trips to hockey rinks, endless hours of playing cribbage, visits to my college campus, and him playing with my own children. He’s spunky, quirky, ornery, open-minded, and has a great sense of humor!

Tapping spoons is amongst his favorite hobbies, along with offering his cat up for adoption and providing commentary on my cousin’s latest haircut. I love listening to his stories about life before me and his time in the service. He has been married to my grandmother for 74 years and will be celebrating his 96th birthday soon! I am so grateful to have this kind of man in my life and wish him the best Father’s Day!