Gerard ‘‘Bill’’ Willem Veringa

Gerard ”Bill” Willem Veringa, 79, died Monday July 15, 2013, quietly with his family.

Surviving are his loving companion, Maryann Buettner of Westfield; son, William (Carole) and grandchildren: Megan, Elizabeth, William Jr. of Roswell Ga.; son, Dwight (Manuela) and grandchildren: Jan and Kerrie Ann and great-grandson, Eli of Woodstock Ga.; and daughter Laurie, and grandchild, Dayle of Albany N.Y.Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline E. Veringa of Westfield N.Y.

The family will have a celebration of his life at the Moose in Westfield on Saturday July 27, at 6 p.m.The family suggests that memorial donations in Bill’s name be made to the American Cancer Association for cancer research.