William "Bill" Wylie, 68, of Lake Placid, succumbed to lymphoma at his home surrounded by his family on May 13, 2013.
Bill was born the son of Alvin Wylie and May Harte of Constable on June 23, 1944. He served in the U.S. Army from June of 1961 until June 1964 and remained in the reserves until 1967. He was a proud member of the Big Red One Armory Unit, was listed as a sharpshooter in rifles and MG's and a marksman in pistols and carbines as well. He was last stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas.
After serving his country, Bill was employed at his brother Arnie's service station in Lake Placid until he moved to Nebraska and married his wife Judy of 42 years on May 8, 1971. Upon returning to Lake Placid in July of 1972 he was employed with Don Wilford as a body and fender repair technician, a taxi driver for Clarence Hinckley, a maintenance worker for the Lake Placid Club and finally retired from the town of North Elba as a heavy equipment operator in June of 2001 due to a medical disability retirement. He spent his retirement time doing what he loved the most, spending days at his hunting camp and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Bill is survived by his wife Judy, two stepchildren and two sons, Donald and Corey Wylie; one daughter-in-law (Donald's wife) Denise Wylie and Corey's girlfriend Kristin Beaney. He is predeceased by two brothers, Arnie Wylie of Lake Placid and Wayne Wylie of Cadyville; two sisters, Shirley Wylie of Willsboro and Rita Mcelwain; one brother-in-law, Jerry Mcelwain of Malone; one sister-in-law, Barb Wylie of Lake Placid; several nieces and nephews; and six grandchildren: Dillon Wylie, Nicole Wylie and her fiance Mario Gonzalez, Cole Wylie and Lily Beaney, all of Lake Placid, and Molly Sue and Isabella Wylie of Malone.
A memorial service will be held at M.B. Clark Funeral Home at a later date. Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge at 237 East Avenue, Burlington, VT, 05401-3438.