Friday, 17 June 2011 00:00
Willard “Winkie” Bedell, age 80, a lifelong resident of Port Washington, died on June 3, 2011. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Lina and his siblings Arthur, Arnold and Harold. He is survived by his loving daughter Pamela, his sisters Albertia, and many nieces and nephews. Bill was a United States Navy Korean War veteran, a 40 year employee of LILCO, a 40-year member and past Exalted Ruler of the Port Washington Elks and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Funeral arrangements were handled by Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Peter of Alcantara RC Church on June 6. The interment followed at Nassau Knolls Cemetery.