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William Lloyd Effland, Sr., 76, of State Route 233, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Friday, August 8, 2014, at Colonial Park Nursing Home. He was born January 13, 1938, in Rome, NY, a son of the late Boyd R. and Iva (Loveless) Effland. Bill graduated from Westmoreland Central School with the class of 1957. On November 29, 1958, he was united in marriage to Joan Mae Ackerman. Bill worked as an electronics engineer at General Electric and Oneida County Radio Repair for many years. He shared a passion for the shortwave radio and was an Honorary Lifetime Member of several local amateur radio clubs and was an Amateur Radio VE Examiner. Bill was also a member and past assistance chief of Westmoreland Fire Dept and volunteered at COCVAC as an EMT for many years. He is survived by his wife of over 55 years, Joan; two sons, two daughters and their spouses, William and Deb Effland, of Boonville, Barbara Madore and Dick Brough, of Westmoreland, April and Steven Allison, of South Carolina and Michael Effland and Megan Tate, of Waterville; seven grandchildren, Daniel and Katie Madore, Jr., of Vernon, Derick Madore, of Rome, Jason and Vanessa Madore, of Utica, Craig Allison, of Rochester, Brooke Allison, of SC, Justin Waller, of SC and Elizabeth Tate, of Sangerfield; nine great-grandchildren; his sister, Joanne Petrie, of Verona Beach; brother, Boyd Effland, of FL; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Bills life will be held on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. at the Westmoreland Fire Hall, 101 Station Road, Westmoreland. In keeping with Bills wishes, he willed his body to the Anatomical Gift Program at SUNY Upstate Medical Center. Please consider donations in his memory to COCVAC, PO Box 399, Clark Mills, NY 13321. owenspavlotrogers.com
Owens, Pavlot, & Rogers Funeral Home
35 College St Clinton, NY 13323
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Aug. 10, 2014