Mr. William E. Windecker, Sr.
St. Johnsville, New York
William E. Windecker, Sr., 71, of Highway 29, St. Johnsville, Town of Oppenheim, passed away, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown, following a long illness.
He was born on August 19, 1948, in Little Falls, the son of the late Robert John and Elizabeth Ferguson Windecker, Sr.. Bill was a graduate of Dolgeville Central Schools.
Prior to his retirement, He was a skilled machinist who worked for many years with pride at the Remington Arms in Ilion. For a lot of those years working as a machinist, Bill had an undying fire that always kept him busy. He would finish his shift at the arms then proceed to deliver newspapers for thirteen years for the Observer Dispatch. Bill with his strong work ethic went to work as a janitor for the Oppenheim-St. Johnsville School District where he worked up until the time of his illness.
Bill was a volunteer and past chief of the Oppenheim Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed spending time riding his motorcycle and working in his garage whether it would be on car motors or some project that he couldn't wait to get his hands on.
He is survived by his children, William E. and Deanne Windecker, Jr. of Oppenheim, Michelle Irwin, Matthew and Susan Windecker of Johnstown; his siblings, Barbara Daley of Herkimer and his twin, Robert J. Windecker, Jr. of Ingham Mills; his companion, Linda Wadsworth of St. Johnsville; his six grandchildren and four great grandchildren, many cousins and his close friends, Donald Lasher and Wayne Gault. Bill was predeceased by his sister; Lois Jean Upson.
In keeping Bill's wishes, cremation will take place. Graveside inurnment will take place on September 19, 2020 at 11:00am, at Rural Park Cemetery, Ingham Mills, where he will be laid to rest with his parents.
The family has requested donations to the Oppenheim Volunteer Fire Department or MOVAC.
Bill and his family's care has been placed in the trust of Mohawk Valley Funerals and Cremations, 7507 State Route 5, corner of Bidleman Road, Town of Manheim, between Little Falls and St. Johnsville. (315)508-5131.
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