In memoriam: Bill Wyld

Bill Wyld

Interment with military honors will be held on Saturday, October 9, in Memory Gardens for Charles W. “Bill” Wyld Jr., 90, a longtime member of the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club until moving to Florida in his retirement.

Bill, who until recent years always made a point of visiting SRC when he was in town, died in February 2020 at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, FL.

He was a native of Averill Park. He was a chief warrant officer four in the U.S. Navy. He retired to Florida after 38 years of service with the U.S. Navy and Reserves aboard 32 ships, and after 41 years of service at the New York Telephone Co. He was an avid golfer, and held various offices and chairmanships with the Masonic Lodge, Rotary, the Military Officers Association, DESA, and the United Methodist Church. He volunteered with Tidewell Hospice, conducting veterans pinning ceremonies for the veteran patients.

Bill is survived by his wife Nancy; a son, William, and daughters Linda, Deborah, and Sue; eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wives, Miriam (Mim) and Linda. Interment and military honors will be held at noon on October 9 in Memory Gardens, 983 Watervliet Shaker Road (Route 155), Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: USS Slater DE 766, the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, P.O. Box 1926, Albany, NY, 12201.

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