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William Lewis Relyea
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Obituary for William Lewis Relyea

William Lewis Relyea, 86, a lifelong area resident, died on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie.

Born May 31, 1931 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Floyd and Louise (Williams) Relyea.

Bill proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War.

He worked at the former Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie for many years until his retirement.

An avid fisherman, Bill was a member of the Stone Church Fishing Club in Hyde Park. He was also active with the Western Retirees group.

In 1956, at St. Peter’s Church in Poughkeepsie, he married the former Eleanor Osika. Mrs. Relyea currently survives at home.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by five sons: Robert and his wife, Donna, of Brewster; William, and his wife, Karen, of Staatsburg; Matthew and James, both of Poughkeepsie; and Richard, and his wife, Monica, of Hyde Park; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Floyd and Robert; and four sisters: Claudia, Marion, Helen, and Gertrude.

Calling hours will be from 1-4pm on Saturday, December 16th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

In keeping with his wishes, cremation will follow at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family respectfully requests memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001 (904-296-7350;

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