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William W. Balestra

October 28, 1929 — February 1, 2021

William W. Balestra, 91, of Camillus, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. Born and raised in Solvay, he moved to the Camillus area over 30 years ago. He graduated from Solvay High School and served in the Air Force for 21 years, including the Vietnam War. William was employed with Diebold, Inc. for over 15 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Camillus Elks, Geddes Veterans and Solvay Tigers A.C. He was a jack-of-all-trades and enjoyed working around the house. William’s greatest joy was spending time with his family and sitting by the pool with his grandchildren.

William was predeceased by his parents, Giovanni and Marguerite; and four sisters.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, Kathleen; sons, William (Carol) of Camillus and Michael (Melanie) of Middletown, DE; grandchildren, Christopher (Kristen), Michael (Samantha), Daniel, Sara (Sam) Menei, Michael J. and Mark; great-grandchildren, Avery, Ryan, Ainsley, Lily and Madeline; niece, Carol; nephew, Fred; and several additional nieces and nephews.

Private services for family will be Wednesday, February 10 at 10 a.m. To attend the live streamed service, please visit, click on William’s obituary and then click on the Tribute Wall. William will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Solvay Tigers A.C., 1010 Woods Rd., Syracuse, NY 13209.
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