COSSAYUNA — William Fitch Hieber, Sr. (Mr. Bill) was called to heaven on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017. Bill was born in Albany on Sept. 16, 1942. He and his wife Nancy, married in 1976 and lived in Saratoga Springs until moving to Cossayuna Lake in 2006. He attended Colonie Central School with the class of 1959.
Bill enjoyed sponsoring a Little League baseball team (Crest Care), being a part of Rotary, bowling, traveling, building and remodeling. He was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.
He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.
He worked at Colonie Block in Colonie until 1986 when he started his own handyman business called Crest Care in Saratoga Springs. As Crest Care he has sponsored a Saratoga Little League team for 30 years. The biggest highlight was when his team won the Mayors Cup in 2011. He really enjoyed attending the opening day ceremony and as many games as he could make it to. In 1990 he joined the Saratoga Springs Rotary Club where he served as secretary; had perfect attendance; earned several awards including Paul Harris awards, Rotarian of the Year in 1999 to 2000, Heartbeat of Rotary award, and the Lifetime Achievement award. Bill was very active working at the annual Rotary Home Show every year. He started volunteering at Rebuilding Together of Saratoga County in 2007 and served as House Captain for several years. He enjoyed many years bowling with the Thursday Night Doubles in Saratoga and served as treasurer.
Bill was preceded in death by his loving parents, George and Helen Fitch Hieber; his daughter, Tammie McCormick (missing since April 1986); and daughter-in-law, Ariana Hieber.
Survivors include his loving wife, Nancy Hieber; sister, Susan Hieber Gibbs (Wayne) of Alabama; children and grandchildren, Robert Hieber (Michele), Michelle Richardson (Michael) and their children Corey Saxton and Shayne Richardson, William F. Hieber Jr. (Michelle) and their children William F. Hieber III, Erika Boyton, Nicholas Scott and Jessika Scott of Castleton, Vermont, Valerie Bennett (Rob) and their children Tamaryn and Haley, Jennifer Hieber-Eads (John) and their children Seth Hieber, Robin and Harrison Eads; along with several nieces and nephews including Christy Crosson (Scott), Wendy Feazell (Adam), and grand-niece Quinn Feazell of Alabama.
Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the William J. Burke & Sonsussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway in Saratoga Springs.
A gathering to celebrate Bills’s life will follow at Longfellows, 500 Union Ave. All friends and relatives are welcome to come, share memories, and have a good time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Bill’s name can be made to Saratoga Springs Little League, care of Esther Rodriguez, 17 Sherwood Trail, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866; Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation, PO Box 4423, Saratoga Springs, NY, 12866; or Rebuilding Together, 132 Milton Ave, Ballston Spa, NY, 12020.
Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.