Bill Mooney, age 85, passed away peacefully and quietly on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Select Speciality Hospital in Saginaw.
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He was born July 25, 1928 at St. Mary's, Saginaw, the son of Lyle and Peg (Goddard) Mooney. Bill was an avid hunter, bowler, golfer and snowmobiler.
He was also an avid traveler, and with his wife of nearly 60 years, Faye, traveled extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska and Canada. He and his wife, lived in Nebraska, New York, North Carolina and many years in Florida, where he retired and moved back to East Tawas.
He was a member of the Elks and American Legion. He was also a board member on the East Tawas Housing Commission and attended Holy Family Catholic Church in East Tawas.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Faye S. (Durant) Mooney; his parents; and his younger brother, Don Mooney; and sister-in-law, Jan.
Left to cherish his memory are a son David Mooney of Bradenton, Fla.; daughter, Diane (Art) Moore of Columbia, Mo.; a grandson, Jonathan (Desiree) Mooney, and two great grandsons, Jonthan Jr. and Bryson Lee Mooney, all of Bradenton, Fla.; three step-grandchildren and their spouses and eight step-great grandchildren all of Omaha, Neb. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church on Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. His family will welcome friends at church on Friday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A private burial will be in American Legion Cemetery, East Tawas, with military honors.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the City of East Tawas Library Construction Fund or the Hospital Hospitality House of Saginaw, Michigan, www.hhhofsaginaw.org. Cremation arrangements are by Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City. An on-line guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.
Buresh-Kobs Funeral Home Inc
416 Whittemore St
Tawas City, MI 48763
Published in Iosco County News-Herald and Oscoda Press from July 21 to July 29, 2014