Bill Buonamassa (1947 - 2017)

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  • "People as nice as Bill are a rare commodity; it was always..."
    - Sid and Peggy LaMonica
  • "Great guy I knew from childhood. His Father was my..."
    - Mike Notar
  • "Arlene I was sad to learn of Billy's passing. He was such a..."
    - Sandy Adams
  • "Arlene, My sincere sympathy with the loss of Bill! He was..."
    - George Messerschmidtt
  • "I worked with Bill at the Department of Labor. He was a..."
    - Lorene Klassen
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A gentle soul left this earth May 28, 2017. Bill Buonamassa died from complications of Lewy Body Dementia with Parkinson's. He was born in Seattle, WA, March 7, 1947 and shortly after came to Juneau. He was lovingly raised with Lorene Godkin and Fred Schmitz in the Schmitz/Russell family on Starr Hill. Bill was nephew to Bill and Carolyn Schmitz, cousin to Dianne Hoover and Mike Schmitz.

Bill and his wife, Arlene, relocated five years ago to Vancouver, WA, where they split their year between WA and Palm Desert, CA.
Bill led the good life, smiled often, laughed a lot, played golf and cards, while realizing how blessed he was with dear friends. Bill will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
In his memory, pay a kindness forward. He would like that.
Contact Arlene at 39708 Moronga Canyon Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92260
Published in The Juneau Empire from June 11 to July 10, 2017