William Boyd Steen Houston, Jr 91 of Ballston Lake, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013. Born in Yonkers, NY, August 31, 1921 he was the son of the late William Boyd Steen Houston, Sr and Helen Elizabeth Heffern Houston. He served in the United States Navy Seabees during World War II and fought in the South Pacific battles of Saipan and Okinawa. Bill was an electrician and worked for General Motors in Tarrytown, NY for many years.
Bill was a lifelong member of Diamond-Thistle Masonic Lodge of Westchester County. He was an avid reader of world history, especially European history.
He was predeceased by his brothers, John, Vincent and Gordon who were Navy veterans of WWII, and his brother, James. Bill is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sarah Craig Houston; his children, William C. Houston and his wife Claudia of New Bern, NC, Gordon C. Houston of Ballston Lake and Janet Houston-Uddin and her husband Hassan of Ballston Lake, grandchildren, William Scott Houston and his wife Lani of Massapequa, Shannon Lee Houston-Corona and her husband Alan of Chicago, IL, Amanda Lee Bongioanni and her husband Roberto of Lafayette, LA, Lindsay Houston-Uddin of Ballston Lake, Sarah Houston-Uddin of Ballston Lake, great grandsons, Lucas Antonio Bongioanni of Lafayette, LA, Connor William Bongioanni of Lafayette, LA; and his sister, Agnes Houston Smith of Poughquag, NY.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10:30 to 12:30 on June 6, 2013 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will follow at 12:30. Burial with military honors will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Town of Saratoga.