William F. Amie of Kingston died peacefully at home Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in the company of his wife, Tillie, and family. He was 95.
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A veteran of World War II, William served within the U.S. 3rd Army Headquarters Company of the 6th Armored Division, Combat Command B.
As radio operator with the callsign "One-Zero-Operator," within Combat Command B, he frequently communicated with the famous U.S. Army Gen. George S. Patton, who led the 3rd Army in the European Theater.
William partook in the 1944 invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day. He also participated in the Battle of Bulge, which took place in Belgium, France and Luxembourg between December 1944 and January 1945.
He was born Oct. 19, 1917, in Kingston to his parents, Benjamin and Alice Amielanchic. William graduated from Kingston High School in 1934. Aside from his prolific English language skills, he was also fluent in Polish and Latin.
William married Tillie Januskiewicz in 1948 at St, Hedwig's Church, Edwardsville.
He was also a member of the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Kingston.
Surviving are his wife, Tillie, 93; and daughters, Miriam Amie and Eloise Laubach, married to the Rev. Harry Laubach. William is also survived by three grandchildren, Sean, Neal and Amie Kern.
A viewing with a memorial service will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerby Ave., Kingston, where friends and family can offer condolences.
A Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Published in Citizens' Voice on Mar. 2, 2013