Obituary of William L. Towne
William L. Towne, 80, a longtime resident of Greenwich, passed away after a brief illness on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his family.
Born April 9, 1939 in Granville, NY he was the son of the late William and Leona Baldwin Towne.
William was a graduate of Granville Central School. He was drafted into the US Army in 1963 and served 2 years with the 4th infantry division in Fort Lewis, Washington and was honorably discharged. He worked in the Auto Parts business for 40 years and had been employed by Air-Land Auto Parts and Napa Auto Parts. He was a model train enthusiast and enjoyed trips to New Hampshire and Maine, especially visiting the Nubble Lighthouse. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and attending all of their activities.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, David Towne and infant brother Daniel Towne.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Gloria Colby Towne of Greenwich; his children, Kevin (Lisa) Towne, Karen (Hiliberto) Medina, and Kyle (Ruth) Towne all of Greenwich; his 7 grandchildren, Jillian (Michael Varraso) Towne, Colton (Amber Williams) Towne, Michael (Erica) Towne, Everette Miller, Courtney (Trevor Markey) Towne, Eric Miller and Ethan Miller; 1 great grandson, Vann Towne and 2 more great grandchildren due later this year. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30am Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Flynn Bros. Inc. Funeral Home, 80 Main St., Greenwich. Burial will follow in the Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at 1pm.
Friends may call on Monday from 5-7pm at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made in his memory to the PKD Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220, Kansas City, MO 64131