– William Addison Makely of Ormond by the Sea, Fla, passed away
peacefully after a short illness with his loving family by his side
on October 30, 2009.
William was born on
October 26, 1926 in Ravena to the late Daniel A. and Jessie C.
Makely. He graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy with a B.S.
in Economics and Accounting in 1974. His first position was as a
payroll and cost clerk at the Ravena Iron Co. He then served as a
cost clerk, senior accountant, chief accountant and finally as the
Assistant Controller and Officer of the Atlantic Cement Co. until
his retirement in 1986.
Bill served in the
US Army as a Tec 5 in Hq 54th AART Bn in Fort Bliss, Texas where he
processed discharges and later served as an aide for Lt. Colonel
Morgan recording testimony for court martial and disciplinary
hearings until his honorable discharge in 1947.
Bill also served as
an elected official on the Board of Trustees in the Village of
Ravena where he served as a trustee, deputy mayor, finance and
budget officer and police and park commissioner from 1964 to 1982.
He was instrumental in and supervised the development of the Mosher
Park pool complex.
Bill was a member
of the American Legion, the Moose Club of Ormond Beach and the
Congregational Christian Church, Ravena.
Bill was married to
Elizabeth Makely who predeceased him in April 2009 after 55 years of
marriage. Survivors include his daughter, Debra A. Shave (Craig) of
Ravena; son, Kevin M. Makely (Terri) of Gloversville; sister
Elvera Trombley (Russell) of Ravena; and grandchildren, Justin and
Christopher Tofinchio of Ravena. Bill was predeceased by his
brother Daniel A. Makely.
A memorial service
will be held 6 PM Friday, November 13th at the Congregational
Christian Church, Ravena. A dinner reception will follow. In lieu
of flowers, please make a contribution to the Congregational
Christian Church, 175 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.