Huletts Landing, NY – William J. McElhenny of Sheep Meadow Lane passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY. He was 80.
Born Sept. 18, 1928 in New York City, Bill was the son of the late William L. and Sophie Gerbrach McElhenny. He grew up in Brooklyn, NY and graduated from Fordham University in 1950. He servered in the Army during the Korean War. In 1953 he married Marita Bowers, and they had five sons. The family lived in Douglaston Queens for 32 years, where he was a former president of the Douglaston Club. Upon retirement in 1990 as president of MGS Services, a subsidiary of Viacom, Bill and Marita moved to Huletts Landing on Lake George. After 45 years of marriage Marita passed away in 1998. Bill was also predeceased in 2000 by his eldest son, Kevin. He married Bernadette Davidow in Jan. 2000, and they lived in Huletts Landing and Saratoga Springs, NY. Bill was elected to the Town Board in Dresden in recent years and was active in the Huletts Landing Property Owners Civic Association.
In addition to his wife Bernadette, survivors include his sons Brian (Kerin) McElhenny of Huntington, NY, William L. McElhenny of New York City, John (Caren) McElhenny of Medfield, MA, Tom (Kathleen) McElhenny of Mason, OH and his eight grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Brendan, Devin, John, Lisa, Bridget, Dylan and Erin.
Relatives and friends may call from 2 to 5pm and 6 to 9pm on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373).
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Sat. Oct. 18, 2008 at Our Lady of Hope Church in Whitehall, NY.
Burial will be in Mt. Grove Memorial Cemetery, Huletts Landing, NY.
Memorials may be made to HLPOCA, PO Box 53, Webster, MA 01570, Chapel of the Assumption, c/o Cathy Aiken, PO Box 76, Huletts Landing, NY 12841 or Covenant House, Times Square Station, PO Box 731, NY, NY 10108-0900.