William E. Dwyer Jr. GuilderlandWilliam E. Dwyer Jr., 79, of Sloansville, passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Guilderland. He was the beloved husband of DeSylvia Woolley Dwyer. Born in Troy, William was the son of the late William E. and Josephine Pillsworth Dwyer Sr. William grew up in Watervliet and was a 1954 graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy. William was the owner/operator of the Good Gun Buys, gun shop in Sloansville. He previously worked as a salesman for several car dealerships, including Latham Ford. He was a member of the Middleburgh Rod & Gun Club, the Bethlehem Grange, the NRA, Cherry Valley Hunting and Fishing Club and the Elks Lodge of Esperance #2507. He was also a member of the Gallupville Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition to his wife, William is survived by his children, JoAnn Dwyer of Watervliet and William E. Dwyer III, of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Jillian (Trevor) Tice, of Florida, Brian Dwyer of Boston, MA, and Leanna Dwyer of No. Carolina; his great-grandson, Deeclan Tice; several nieces and nephews, and his feline companion, Jodi. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Cummings Funeral Home, 643 Third Avenue, Watervliet with Pastor Peter J. DeBartolo Sr. officiating. Family and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions in memory of William be made to the Fields of Grace Outreach Water Mission Program, PO Box 48, Middleburgh, NY 12122. This program is for the development of safe water supply for children in a developing country. Condolence page and directions at www.cummingsfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Jan. 28, 2014