William Vacek

William J. "Bird" Vacek

Monday, July 12, 1954 - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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William “Bird” J. Vacek
July 12, 1954 – June 23, 2019
Cornwall, NY

William “Bird” J. Vacek, of Cornwall, NY entered into eternal rest on June 23, 2019 at his home. He was 64 years old.

The son of the late William Joseph Vacek and Gabrielle H. (Byrnes) Vacek, Bird was born on July 12, 1954 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Bird was a Retired Ferry Boat Captain for the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY.

A devoted father to his daughter, Bird will be greatly missed.

Bird is survived by his wife: Rebecca “Sue” R. (McIe) Vacek; his daughter: Melissa G. Vacek of Long Beach, NY; and his brother: Richard Vacek of Cornwall, NY; and his nephews and niece.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 28th at Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc., 337 Hudson St. Cornwall-On-Hudson, NY. A Chapel Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th at the funeral home. Interment will follow the Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY.

Memorial Contributions in Bird’s name may be made to Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc., 800 Stony Brook Court, Newburgh, NY 12550.

Arrangements are entrusted to Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home, Inc.; to send condolences or to get directions to the funeral home, please go to
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  • Visitation

    Friday, June 28, 2019 | 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday, June 28, 2019 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 29, 2019 11:00am
    Quigley-Sullivan Funeral Home Inc.
    337 Hudson St
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  • Interment

    Woodlawn Cemetery
    93 Union Avenue
    NEW WINDSOR, NY 12553
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Donations are being accepted for: Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Inc..


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Glenn and Love always, Lauren & Eddie sent flowers to the family of William J. "Bird" Vacek.
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Barney Quinn

Posted at 08:02pm
I remember you, Les Gage, and I sharing Cabin #1 Lake Frederick for the ROOC picnic every year. Fond memories of you, Les and so many fine members, most departed now, of the ROOC. Carol and I send our deepest symptom to Sue, Richie and the Vacek family. Fondly Barney and Carol Quinn

Dianna Decarlo

Posted at 03:02pm
Bird we've known you for over 14 years myself and Richie and we are so sad that you had gone home to heaven you are so very talented and you were fun to be around I have to say that you were about the honest man other than Richie that I've ever known I'm glad that we met years ago and we stayed friends you going to be very well missed my heart goes out to his wife Rebecca and his daughter Melissa I can honestly say over the years that he always thought a both of you and loved you both very much way too young to leave this world bird. Thank you so much for all the times that you pick me up from the airport and that you were there for my family and my brother Davey bird you will always be in our heart and we will never forget you. I will always cherish the book that you and your brother wrote and sign for me until we see each other again love you Dianna & Richie.


Posted at 08:49am
My heartfelt condolences.
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Posted at 10:09pm
Dear Becky, Melisa and Richie, The thing I remember most about Bird is his beautiful kind heart. I was so lucky to have him as my friend. Love, Bod
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Love always, Lauren & Eddie

Posted at 05:00pm
Dear Mel and Becky, I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God help you though this hard time. We love you!
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