The Tonawanda News
William C. Mezzie, age 88, of the City of Tonawanda, unexpectedly, Sunday, December 22, 2013, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. A resident of Tonawanda for the past 60 years, he was the husband of 58 years of Lillian I. (nee Parker) Mezzie, who died in 2008; and was the brother of the late Margaret (the late Herbert) Wigiert. William was a 1943 graduate of Riverside High School and served in the US Navy during World War II. He was employed by the Erie County Highway Dept. for more than 20 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and his garden was his passion.
He is survived by four children, William C. (Carol) Mezzie III of St. Petersburg, FL, Joanne (John Jr.) Wilby of Tonawanda, Diana (the late Joel) Bowers of North Tonawanda, and Walter (Daniella) Kosbob of Las Vegas, NV; 45 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Jean Becker of North Tonawanda and a brother-in-law, John (Alice) Parker of Kenmore. Also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 PM at John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., 25 William St. (between Morgan & Broad Sts.), in Tonawanda. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM Friday in St. Francis of Assisi Chapel, 71 Adam St., in Tonawanda. The Rev. Michael Uebler will officiate. A private entombment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church or to the charity of your choice.
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