William Tyler Meissner, 90, passed away peacefully Nov. 24, 2021.
Bill was born in Yonkers, New York and after his service in the U.S. Army he married and moved to Agawam, Massachusetts in 1957 where he remained. During his 38-year career at Hamilton Standard, he proudly raised his three daughters and earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Western New England College, retiring as an electrical engineer. Bill was a great teacher; a patient, kind and generous man; and an avid fisherman who loved the waterways, but mostly his greatest joy was being with family and he took great care in researching his genealogy.
He is survived by his beloved daughters, Colleen Cummins of Newberry, Michigan, Laurel Laurino of East Windsor, and Robin Menard (James) of Cape Coral, Florida; grandson, Shawn Dupee; granddaughters, Brittany Laurino and Kristen Laurino; brother Carl Meissner, Jr. of Russell, Massachusetts; sister Dorothy Clawson of Canton; and a great-grandson; and many loving nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, Carl Meissner and Miriam Tyler Jones; and siblings Norma Carlson, Franklin Meissner, James Meissner and Thomas Meissner.
Calling hours are Thursday, Dec. 2, 8:30 to 9 a.m., at Colonial Forastiere Funeral & Cremation, 985 Main St. Agawam, Massachusetts, followed by a service at 9 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will be promptly at 10 a.m., at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery 1390 Main St. Agawam.www.forastiere.com
Published by Journal Inquirer from Nov. 29 to Dec. 3, 2021.