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William E. "Bill" Lefsyk

September 9, 1946 ~ May 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

William E. "Bill" Lefsyk Obituary

ATHOL- William E. “Bill” Lefsyk, 76, of Beach Street, died Sunday, May 21, 2023 at home following a brief illness, with his loved ones at his side.

Born in Gardner on November 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Edward and Frances (Drew) Lefsyk and grew up in Athol, graduating from Athol High School in 1964.

Bill attended the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston for a couple years.

In 1967, Bill married Linda Torchia and have enjoyed 56 years together.

For 32 years Bill loyally worked for B&M Railroad, which later became Gilford Industries.

Family was important to Bill with Linda being his love of his life, and he always found a way to be at sporting events for the children and grandchildren.

Bill enjoyed art, especially drawing, and music. He was skilled at making leather goods for family and friends and enjoyed going to church which he had a strong Christian faith.

Bill also was a Harley rider and loved to be out on his bike. He enjoyed the ocean as well.

Survivors include his loving wife, Linda Lefsyk of Athol; his children, Amy Softic and Jason Lefsyk and his wife, Brandy, all of Athol, and Sara Lefsyk of Philadelphia, PA; grandchildren, Jaden Softic, Morgan Softic, Sawyer Lefsyk, Olly Lefsyk and Finn Lefsyk. Bill also leaves his siblings, Tom Lefsyk and his wife, Nancy, of New York, Elizabeth Hume and her husband, Scott, and Mary Casella and her husband, Chris, all of Athol; and several nephews and nieces.

There are no calling hours.

Funeral services and interment in Silver Lake Cemetery, Athol, will be private.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 665 Elm St, Buffalo, NY 14203, in honor of all great railroaders exposed to asbestos, diesel fumes, and silica dust. 

Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, is assisting the family.


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Private Interment

Silver Lake Cemetery
Silver Lake Street
Athol, Massachusetts 01331


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