William P. Hynes formerly of Pelham NY, passed away on Saturday August 18, 2018. He was 89 years old.
Born in Brooklyn to Edmond and Katherine (Walsh) Hynes, William was one of two children. He was raised in Brooklyn where he attended St Vincent De Paul Elementary School before graduating from Bishop Laughlin High School. After graduating High School William was drafted in the United States Army where he served in the Korean War. While serving in the army William had the opportunity to further his study and love for numbers. He would later graduate from NYU with a Masters in Accounting.
William would later meet his wife of 57 years Ann Francis Burke. It was love at first sight. They met in Spring Lake, New Jersey and would marry the following year on July 22nd, 1961. The couple would later move to Pelham where they would raise their children John and Thomas. William worked as Chairman of the Business Department at Bronx Community College. He also did accountancy and tax work for his many friends while working at Bronx Community College and right into his retirement.
In his spare time William loved to spend time at the track. He was a racing enthusiast and loved taking his family to the race track. He studied horses in great depth and his love for numbers was a great help when he would wager. William also loved cruises, dancing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. William had a strong faith and was a lector at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre and a member of the Knights of Columbus.
William will be remembered as a hardworking gentleman. He was generous, loving, honest and enthusiastic about life and all things sport. He was his kids' biggest fan and loved watching them play sports as they grew up.
William is survived by his wife Ann Francis, his son John (Karen) Hynes, his daughter-in-law Carolyne and his grandchildren Luke, Aidan and Olivia. He will be missed by his extended family and close friends. William is predeceased by his son Thomas and his younger brother Edward.
A celebration of Williams life will take place at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, NY, on Tuesday, August 21st from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will take place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church 575 Fowler Avenue Pelham Manor NY on Wednesday, August 22nd at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne NY. For more information or to leave a condolence please visit www.pelhamfuneral.com.