William L. Starkey of Buffalo, a retired tool and die maker, died Nov. 16 in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a long illness. He was 86.
A native of Clearfield, Pa., he had lived in Buffalo for 45 years.
He had worked as a tool and die maker for both Twin Industries and Elmar Industries.
He served with the Army in World War II.
An avid reader, Mr. Starkey also was a fan of the Buffalo Bills and Penn State.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Mary Helen Frazini; three daughters, Molly Parks of Buffalo, Michelle Krupski of Elma, and Susan Mitchell of St. Catharines, Ont.; two sons, Mark of Cheektowaga and Kurt of Buffalo; two sisters, Nye Lipp of Kenmore and Donna Keller of Kenmore; a brother, Harry of Cincinnati, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in John E. Roberts Funeral Home, 1361 Hertel Ave., Buffalo.