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Lesser, William II

Male 1916 - 2004  (87 years)


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  • Name Lesser, William  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Suffix II 
    Born 26 Jan 1916  Albany Albany, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jan 2004  Naples, Collier, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 7, 8
    Person ID I19611  Our Family
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 

    Family Oppenheim, Betty Viola,   b. 1 May 1918, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 2003, Lantana, Palm Beach, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 16 Dec 1939  Manhattan, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Divorced Bef 1975 
    Children 
     1. Lesser, Mary Ellen
     2. Lesser, William III
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2024 
    Family ID F7475  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William Lesser II, 87, of 405 North Hemlock Lane, Williamstown, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004 in Naples, Fla., as a result of an automobile accident.Born in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 26, 1916, he was a son of William and Marjorie (May) Lesser. He attended schools in Albany and graduated from Albany Academy. He also graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, with the Class of 1937.
      Mr. Lesser was a decorated veteran of both World War II and the Korean Conflict, where he served as a navigator with the U.S. Air Force.
      He was a longtime resident of Westchester County and New York City where he was employed in the hops and brewing sales industry and the packaging and displaying sales industry. He was last employed as the president of Eastern Packaging & Display Co. in New York City, retiring in the mid-1980s.
      Mr. Lesser moved to Williamstown following his retirement. He was a member of the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown and an avid tennis player. He was a former member of the Board of Directors for the Williamstown Youth Center. He was an avid sportsman.
      Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara Berkman, whom he married in 1975 in New York City; a stepson, Steven Roth of Weston; two step-grandchildren, Joshua and Madeline Roth of Weston; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Kay Lesser of Orlando, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

  • Sources 
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      1940 United States Federal Census
      1940 United States Federal Census


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