William J. (Bill) Lackner, went to the Lord on February 13, 2010. He was born on April 14, 1930 in Bentleyville, PA.

He is survived by Arlene, his loving wife of 59 years;

his children, John and Diane, Debi and Dick, Susan, Janet and Steve; his grandchildren, Jill and Sam, Ken, Anthony, Angela, Nick, Christina, Matthew and Robert; his great-grandchildren, Brittany, Jamie and Sammy; his sisters, Dolores and Joan and his brother Joel - all beloved relatives and friends.

Bill was a dedicated Flight Engineer for American Airlines for 38 yrs. He served proudly in the U.S. Army Air Corps for 3 yrs. He was director of the Ft. Myers Harmonica Band for 9 yrs. He was also the historian for the Golden Wings Association of American Airlines.

He is loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive visitors at Lee Memorial Park, located at 12777 State Rd. 82, Fort Myers, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM on Tuesday, February 16. A Traditional Catholic Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, February 17 at St. Raphael Church on Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to: Salvation Army Corps, 10291 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919 or Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908, or any charity of your choosing.

Published in The News-Press from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2010