William S. Stack, Sr., 86 of Ballston Spa, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013. Born on August 27, 1926 in Gloversville, NY he was the son of the late Andrew and Irene (Sherman) Stack.
Bill was a 1944 graduate of Gloversville High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Army and served in Europe during World War II in the 89th Infantry Division where he earned his combat infantryman’s badge. On June 7, 1952 he married Julia Marie Corning at St. Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa where he was a member. Marie passed away on July 11, 2011.
Bill worked as a letter carrier for the US Postal Service where he retired after 37 years of service. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 358 and American Legion Henry Cornell Post 234 in Ballston Spa.
Bill enjoyed bowling, golf and coaching little league and always supported his children’s and grandchildren’s sports teams and activities. He was a fan of the Washington Redskins, the San Francisco Giants and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he is predeceased by his brothers and sisters and a grandson, Ryan Stack. He is survived by his children, William Stack, Jr., Andrew Stack (Sharon), Donald Stack (Holly) and Irene Malzer (Chuck); eight grandchildren, Jessica Raiber (Brent), Gary Stack, Daniel Stack, Heather Kallner, Jeffrey Stack, Gregory Stack (Nicole), Phillip and Jordan Malzer; five great-grandchildren, Liam, Braeden, Declan, Finley and Rowan Raiber; his sister and brother in law, Bernice and Hugh Hollowood and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Avenue. Ballston Spa, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, West Avenue, Saratoga Springs. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday from 5-8 pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High St., Ballston Spa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org) PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.