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William Soley

July 29, 1934 — May 26, 2023

Beloved husband of Bonnie (Wallace) Soley

Beloved father of William R. Soley (Rebecca) of Campbell, CA

Grandfather of William C. Soley and Emily A. Soley

Beloved stepfather of Beth Randall of Carrizozo, NM, Kristen Richards (dec) of Lewiston, NY and Mary Lynn Leturgey of Lockport, NY;

and step grandfather to Brian, Thomas and Isabella Randall, Adam Richards (Hanna), Ryan, Michael and Kevin Richards, Julie Leturgey Calabro and Jill Leturgey and great grandchildren Elijah and Elle Richards, Madeline and Benjamin McMindes, and Bradon and Zoe Calabro. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Bill was predeceased by his two sisters, Miriam Hill and Betty Tomich both of Santa Fe, NM.

Bill was born in Niagara Falls to William G. and Edna Nagle Soley. He attended schools in Lewiston, NY. After graduation he furthered his education, earning a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Penn State University in 1957.

He married his high school sweetheart Alice Ann Andreas in 1955. Alice died of kidney disease in 1967.

Following graduation he returned to his hometown of Niagara Falls, NY working at several companies in the area, before retiring from Tam Ceramics in 1999.

In 1982 Bill married Bonnie Wallace Peckham. The couple resided in Niagara Falls until 2007 when they moved to Carrizozo, NM.

Bill could always bring a smile to your face or make you laugh with his wit and wry sense of humor. No matter what the problem, give him a few minutes and he would help you solve it. A wise and gentle man with a wonderful sense of humor, he will be missed and never forgotten by his family and many friends.

Tributes/donations may be made to the The National Kidney Foundation. ( There will be no visitations. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held by his family at a later date.

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