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William A. Lander


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William A. Lander Obituary
Mr. William A. Lander, 90, of Highland Ave., passed away on Sunday evening, October 30, 2016 at Springside Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center. Born in Pittsfield on November 30, 1925 the son of Arthur and Mary Heffron Lander, he was an honor graduate of Pittsfield High School. He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Navy. He was a Machinist's Mate 1?st? class and served in the American, European, African and Middle Eastern Theatres. He was very proud of his service and continued to wear his USS Scroggins DE-799 cap wherever he went. Mr. Lander worked as a Toolmaker at General Electric in Pittsfield for 35 years. He retired in 1987. Bill also ran Highland Machine, a machine shop and small engine repair business out of his home. He later formed Lander Inc. which is now operated by his grandson. He is survived by his wife, the former Gilda Papa, whom he married on November 24, 1946 in Gloversville, N.Y. Next month they would have celebrated their 70?th ? wedding anniversary. He is also survived by his two children, William Lander and his wife Linda and Anne Larrow and her husband Paul; 4 grandchildren, Paul A. Larrow, Ashley Malumphy, Jennifer Hopkins and William J. Lander and 6 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff at Springside for the kind and compassionate care they gave Bill during his stay. They also are extremely grateful for the loving care that he received from Hospice and Seniors Helping Seniors. Both agencies helped him to stay at home as long as possible. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services and burial with full military honors for William A. Lander will be private. If friends desire, donations may be made to The United States Navy Memorial Foundation, care of the Dwyer Funeral Home, in his memory. Please visit ?www.dwyerfuneral.com? to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 2, 2016
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