August 4, 1962 - September 27, 2012
Lynhurst, NJ, - William “Bill” Lemyre, age 50, passed away suddenly, while working at Woolco Foods in Jersey City, NJ on Thursday morning, September 27, 2012.
Born on August 4, 1962 to Louise and Louis Lemyre, Bill spent most of his life in either Saratoga Springs, NY or the Lyndhurst, NJ area. He was a high school graduate and from the age of 14, Bill had been training and driving harness horses. For the last ten years, he also worked for Woolco Foods in Jersey City, in the ordering and receiving department. Bill was well known for his ability to “handle” and train horses that were a problem for some other trainers. His unique ability allowed him to travel throughout New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Florida and Northern Italy. When not working with horses, Bill enjoyed skiing and golfing.
Bill is predeceased by his mother, Louise Lemyre and his sister, Diane Lemyre.
Survivors include his father, Louis Lemyre and his brother, John, sister- in- law, Diane and nephews John, Steven and Robert Lemyre all of Saratoga Springs; nephew, Tony Martin of Ft. Myers, FL and his “Best Friend”, confidant and “brother”, Glenn “Friday” Pederson of Scotia, NY.
Relatives and friends may call from 12noon to 2pm Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). A service to celebrate Bill’s life will follow at 2pm at the funeral home. Everyone is invited to join John and Diane at their home after the service.
Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be sent to the Standardbred Retirement Foundation, PO Box 312, Perrineville, NJ 08535.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com