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William John Czmyr, Jr.
August 25, 1932 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Jewett City – William (Bill) J. Czmyr Jr. passed away peacefully at Backus Hospital in Norwich CT. on Friday October 27, 2023 with his family by his side. He was 91. Bill was born on August 25, 1932 to the late William J. Czmyr and Viola Pearl (Lever) Czmyr. Bill is survived by his three sons Mark Czmyr wife Patricia Courter-Czmyr, Luke Czmyr and wife Meg (Palonen) Czmyr, John Czmyr wife Audrey (Stangle) Czmyr. His six grand children, Britton (Higby) Czmyr and husband Gregory, Cody Czmyr and husband John (Troxel) Czmyr, David Czmyr and wife Cassie (Ossowski) Czmyr, Maegan (Boniface) Czmyr and husband Jeff, Taylor Czmyr and Ryan Czmyr. He had two step grandchildren, Zachary Korenkiewicz and Jenna Korenkiewicz, as well as eight great grand children. Bill worked in the Glasgo Finishing Company as a maintenance foreman on the finishing machines before enlisting the US Navy in 1955 as a Machinist Mate aboard the YAGR-1 Guardian. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1957. After he was discharged from the Navy he worked at General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division in Groton, working there for 37 years as an outside machinist, retiring in 1994. After retirement Bill became actively involved in The American Legion Post 15 in Jewett City. He advocated for the lack of permanent housing for homeless veterans in the area. Bill was instrumental and championed for The American Legion Post 15 Veterans Housing Project. He was also the President of the American Legion Ambulance. Bill touched many hearts and lives as a valued member of AA of more than 44 years. Bill was a humble man. He never took direct credit for any accomplishment, he often said that there were a lot of people that helped along the way. He was a fixture throughout the community and will be greatly missed.
Calling hours will be held Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 5-7PM at the Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT. A Funeral Service will be on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 11AM at Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home. Interment will immediately follow in St. Thomas Cemetery, Griswold, CT. For online condolences please go www.gagnefuneralhome.com.