Coyner, William J. AMHERST William "Bill" Coyner of Amherst died at his residence on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Mr. Coyner was born in Brooklyn. He attended schools in numerous locations and graduated from Troy High School in Troy. After service in the U.S. Navy, Bill attended the University of New York in Albany under the G.I. bill earning a bachelor's degree in economics. Bill subsequently worked for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) serving as a chief economist in the Buffalo HUD Office. Bill retired from HUD on July 2, 2010. Bill is a Navy Veteran, having served aboard the USS Arlington and the USS Midway. Bill is survived by his twin brother, Bob (Gretchen E.) Coyner of Slingerlands and their children, Gretchen A. (Coyner) Giacoma and William A. Coyner, a student at the College of St. Rose in Albany. Bill is also survived by great-nephews Austen and Ryan. Graveside funeral services will be held in Delmar on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Bethlehem Cemetery, 286 Kenwood Avenue, Delmar, NY 12054. Contributions in Mr. Coyner's memory may be made to either the USS Midway Museum, Attn: Ms. Norma Nicolls, 910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 or the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. Arrangements by Amigone Funeral Home, Inc. Share condolences at Amigone.com.
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