Mr. William “Bill” James Gonyea, age 81, of Hays, died Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gonyea was born June 27, 1931 in St. Lawrence County, New York to Clarence and Louella Arquitt Gonyea. He was a US Army Veteran. Mr. Gonyea was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma Lee Viers Gonyea;
Surviving are his son, Lawrence “Larry” Gonyea and wife Mary Kay of Hays; his daughter, Sheryl Gonyea of Hays; three sisters, Janet Queor, Patricia Marselis both of Norwood, New York, Cathleen Fitzpatrick of South Colton, New York; two brothers, Donald Gonyea of Norwwod, New York, Bernard Gonyea of Edwards, New York; two grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 o’clock Monday, March 25, 2013 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Rev. Mike Caldwell and Rev. Dennis Chapman officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in Mountlawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock Sunday night. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.millerfuneralservice.com