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WILLIAM G. BACON, <br> VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

William G. Bacon, 73, of the Town of Tonawanda, a former employee of the town and a longtime volunteer firefighter, died Monday (Dec. 27, 1999) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Bacon was born in Buffalo and grew up in the City of Tonawanda. He was a graduate of Tonawanda High School and had a degree in engineering from the former Erie County Technical Institute.

A draftsman in the Town of Tonawanda Engineering Department, Bacon retired in 1985 after 30 years of service. He was a longtime resident of the town.

He was a life member of Tonawanda National Hose Company, serving as secretary for many years.

A veteran of the Army Air Forces, Bacon served in the Philippines from 1945 through 1947. He was discharged as a corporal.

He was active in the Kenmore Lions Club, serving as its secretary for 10 years. In 1995, he was given the Melvin Jones Fellow Award of the International Lions Clubs, the organization's highest award.

He was an active member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and its Holy Name Society. He also sang in the church choir.

Surviving are his wife of 42 years, Katherine Meyers Bacon; two sons, James of the City of Tonawanda and Joseph; a sister, Marie Giuseppetti of North Tonawanda; and two grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Andrew's Church, Elmwood Avenue and Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Prayers will be said at 9 in D. Lawrence Ginnane Funeral Home, 3215 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.

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