William Leunig

Obituary of William G. Leunig

WILLIAM G. LEUNIG Latham -William G. Leunig, 100, of Latham, and formerly of Syosset, NY, beloved husband of the late Joan V. Kenny, entered into eternal life on Veterans Day, November 11, 2020, at his daughter's home in Latham with his family by his side. Born in Brooklyn, NY on December 31, 1919, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Kinzinger) Leunig. He served during World War II in the Army Corps of Engineers from 06/04/1943 to 12/29/1945, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Bill was a New York City Firefighter and member of the International Association of Firefighters for many years before retiring in 1977. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Posts in Syosset NY, and the Joseph E. Zaloga post in Albany. He was also a member of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge Association and the Capital District Patriot Flight program. Bill's favorite pastimes included reading, lively discussions on a variety of topics, museums, historical markers, traveling the US via the scenic route, trains, camping, sipping a nightly scotch and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his beloved children William (Margaret) Leunig Jr. of Concord, CA, Joanne (John) Leunig-Goodnough of Northampton, MA, and Mary Ann (John) Leunig-Stiso of Latham, NY. Bill is also survived by his eight adoring grandchildren Sheila, Kristi, Matthew, Tyler, Chloe, Sean, Michael and Ana as well as six great-grandchildren Neve, Orla, Rubin, Miles, Nora and Finn. He also has one surviving sister in-law, Ann Leunig. Bill was predeceased by his brothers Carl (Chloe) Leunig and George Leunig. A funeral home service will be conducted at Dufresne and Cavanaugh Funeral Home 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham on Monday November 16, 2020 at 11:00 AM. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Bill's family on Sunday November 15, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 PM. at Dufresne and Cavanaugh funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions in Bill's memory be made to: NY Firefighters Burn Center, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks must be worn at all times in the funeral home, and social distancing guidelines will be adhered to. Interment with full military honors will follow in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. For directions, information, or to light a memory candle for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sunday, November 15, 2020
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Monday, November 16, 2020
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Road
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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