In Memory of
William G. "Bill" Backes Jr.
June 6, 1935 - January 2, 2019
William G. Backes Jr., 83, of Ocala, FL, passed
away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at the Legacy House
Born on June 6, 1935 in the Bronx, NY to the proud
parents of William G. Sr. & Agnes (Moran) Backes, Bill
was a retired policeman for the Port Authority of New
York and New Jersey.
He was a former member of the PBA, the Signal 8-2 Club
of Florida, the coast Guard Auxiliary, the Auxiliary of
Hudson (FL), the Marine Corp League of Spring Hill, FL
and a Charter Member of the DeLong Detachment in the
Villages, FL. He was also a Past Commandant for the
Department of Florida Marine Corp League from 2010-2102
and a founder of Injured Warriors Fund of Florida. Bill
loved to fish and go boating and he was a former Charter
Captain. He was also an avid and devoted NY Yankees fan.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 40 years, Miriam
V. Backes; two daughters: Laura J. (Charles) Seevers and
Diane Fietti; a son, Frank J. (Christine) Backes; his
brother, Kenneth (Bonnie) Backes; his sister, Elizabeth
(Mario) Venditti; two grandchildren: Katie & Keith and a
great-grandson, Flint. He was preceded in death by his
parents; his sisters: Joan Fritzgibbons & Barbara
Huntzinger and a son, William Michael Beckes.
A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 8,
2019 at 11:00am at Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell, FL with the family receiving friends on
Monday, January 7, 2019 from 2:00-6:00pm at Roberts
Funeral Home, Bruce West Chapel, 6241 SW SR 200, Ocala
with a service performed by the DeLong Detachment during
the viewing from 3:30-4:00pm. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made in Billís honor to the Hospice of
Marion County @
Arrangements are under the artful care of
Roberts Funeral Homes,
Bruce West Chapel.
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