Saturday, May 07, 2005

Bill Huntley Dies

Bill Huntley

Jerry Gaudet reports that another of our very special classmates has died. Bill Huntley's wife Bonnie sent Jerry the following email:

Dear Jerry, Bill had a heart attack just over a week ago and died Wednesday May 4. I am so glad we came to the reunion last summer. Please keep us in your prayers. Fondly, Bonnie

I'm sure Jerry spoke for us all with his reply to Bonnie:

I, too, am so glad you guys were able to be at the reunion. It was good to see Bill after so long a time and a pleasure to meet you. You have our every sympathy.

Bonnie and Bill with Nancy Gibson at 50th reunion

William Marion Huntley

Mr. Huntley, 69, of Manassas, VA, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at the Prince William Hospital following a short illness. Born January 25, 1936 in Charlotte, NC, he was the son of Jesse and Grace Pitts Huntley. On July 23, 1960 in Fayetteville, N.C., he married the former Bonnie Huske, who survives.

Mr. Huntley was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he served in multiple capacities, including senior warden, treasurer of the church, and on the search committee. He was a 1959 graduate of Davidson College, earning a degree in Economics. Bill was also a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army, having served 20 years, including two tours in Vietnam.

Surviving besides his loving wife of 44 years, Bonnie, are one son, William M. Huntley, Jr. and his wife, Kelly, of Charlottesville; one daughter, Ann H. Russo and her husband, Michael, of Ellicott City, MD; and three grandchildren, Christian and Elise Russo, and Matthew Huntley. He is also survived by three sisters, one brother and many nieces and nephews.
He will be mourned by many friends and church members.

A memorial service will be held on Monday May 9, 2005 at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West Street, Manassas. Rev. Stuart Schadt will officiate.
Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that contributions be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church Building Fund, 9325 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Baker Funeral Home, Manassas, VA.
Published in the Charlotte Observer on 5/7/2005.