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William David Hakala

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CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- William David Hakala, 87, of State Route 22, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation in Bennington, Vt. He was the beloved husband of Doris Frizell Hakala.

Born April 26, 1919, in Troy, he was the son of David and Alexandria Lindgren Hakala. He was raised in Shushan and received his education in Cambridge, graduating from the Cambridge Union School.

During World War II he served in the Army Air Force and was awarded a Bronze Service Star. He earned the rank of sergeant.

He and Doris were married on Oct. 5, 1956.

Bill was a talented welder and fabricator. His shop was located next to his home on State Route 22. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing.

He and Doris are members of the Cornerstone Fellowship in North Hoosick.

Along with his wife of 50 years, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Steven and Donna Hakala of Mechanicville and David and Tina Hakala of West Hoosick; a brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Lillian Hakala of Greenwich; and three grandchildren.

Friends and relatives are invited to call today, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge.

Pastor Michael Benoit of the Cornerstone Fellowship will conduct the funeral service on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Woodlands Cemetery, Cambridge.

The family requests memorial donations be made to the Cornerstone Fellowship, 22022 NY RT 22, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.12090.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 15, 2006
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