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Official Obituary of

William Joseph Perkette

December 11, 1936 ~ March 10, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

William Perkette Obituary

Bill was born December 11, 1936, in Fort Edward, NY.   He grew up in the neighboring village of Fort Ann and had 3 sisters - Mary, Jeanne, and Sue.  Upon graduating from high school, Bill enlisted in the U.S. Air Force.  He specialized as a Radar Technician on St. Lawrence Island, Alaska then completed his service in Saratoga, NY.  He was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration as an Air Traffic Control Specialist - then became Systems Manager over various facilities as he moved from the East Coast to the Midwest and then the Great Lakes Region.   Bill was first married to Nancy and they had 7 children: Michael, Karen, Thomas, Andrew, Lisa, Kathryn, and Joseph.  


Bill and Cheryl met at the Lansing air traffic facility, were married in 1989 and Bill became Stepfather to Ryann.  They both retired from the FAA, built a home in Indian River, MI and moved there in 2001.  Bill was an avid and very talented woodworker and carpenter and he has left a legacy of many projects and beautiful furniture pieces. 

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