William Joseph Dickerson Jr.
William Joseph Dickerson, Jr. (Maj. USAF ret), 76, passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at home. Born in Albany on April 19, 1940, he was the son of the late William Joseph Dickerson, Sr. and Mary J. Coughlin Dickerson. On October 29, 1966, Bill married Mary Lou Kuehn. His wife of 50 years survives him; as do his beloved children, William J. Dickerson III (Joanna), twin daughters, Catherine M. (John Thompson) and Jennifer L. (Christopher Dunn), Elizabeth A. Hartkern (Michael) and Michael T. Dickerson; his treasured grandchildren, Conor J. and Claire C. Thompson and Nathan M. and Andrew W. Hartkern; his brother, Robert F. Dickerson (Lt.Col. USA ret) (Mary); a nephew, Maj. Robert W. Dickerson USA; and two nieces, Patricia L. Penetar and Lauren E. Dickerson. Bill was a man of great integrity and loyalty, loyalty to his God, to his family, to his country. May he rest in peace. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon Saturday at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Church, 1803 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12309. Calling hours will be held at New Comer Funerals & Cremations, 181 Troy Schenectady Rd., Watervliet, NY 12189 on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will follow the Mass at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-3501 or to the Adirondack Council, 103 Hand Ave. #3, Elizabethtown, NY 12932 in memory of Bill. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com . This obituary was originally published in The Daily Gazette Co.
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