William “Bill” Deys Jr. died peacefully at the age of 93 on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Friends are invited to join the family from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 27 at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 123 E. Jackson St., Palmyra. On Sept. 28, friends are invited to join the family from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Murphy Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 1040 Route 31, Macedon, where a celebration of Bill's life will be offered at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at Palmyra Village Cemetery. Memorials in memory of Bill may be directed to the VFW Palmyra Memorial Post 6778, 4306 Route 31, Palmyra, NY 14522, or the American Legion James R. Hickey Post 120, 128 Cuyler Street, Palmyra, NY 14522.
Bill was born in Macedon and was a longtime resident of Palmyra. He was an extremely proud American and veteran. He served his country during World War II and received an honorable discharge on April 2, 1946, as a First Lieutenant, 794th Squadron, 468th Bomb group, 58th Wing 20th Air Force. Bill was retired as a supervisor for Garlock Sealing Technologies in Palmyra.
He is survived by his brother, Harry Deys of Rochester; sister-in-law, Elsie Deys of Pennsylvania; son, David (Joanne) Deys of Rochester, Mich.; grandchildren, Matthew Deys of Buffalo, Jessica Deys of St. Petersburg, Fla., Samantha and Alexandra Deys of Rochester, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Helen; brother, Arthur (Art) Deys of Pennsylvania; sister, Elizabeth and brother-in-law, Clarence Smith of Geneva; sister-in-law, Ruth (Harry) Deys of Rochester; and parents, William and Cornelia Deys of Rochester.
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