William J. (Bill) True of Riverdale peacefully passed away after a brief illness on January 26th, 2015. He was surrounded by close family and friends. Bill was born in New York City on July 13, 1931. He was the youngest child of the late Mary Agnes (Broderick) True and her husband, the late Charles Henry True, Sr. Bill was predeceased by his brother, Charles Henry True, Jr. He leaves behind his beloved sister, Marilyn (True) Wynne; nephew, John Wynne and his wife Mary Ann and their two children, Dylon and Nicholas; nephew, Daniel Wynne and his wife Sarah and their two children, Daniel and Maeve; niece, Anne Marie (Wynne) Lyle and her husband Drew and their son, Evan. Bill also leaves behind his dear companion, Sheila Coffey.
Bill was a member of the St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church, Riverdale, NY. He was a devout Catholic who attended mass daily and was honored and proud to volunteer at his parish church. During his early years, Bill grew up on Ogden Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. He honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his return to the states, he briefly worked for the U.S. Postal Service and then spent more than 25 years working for General Electric Corporation in New York City. After his retirement, Bill enjoyed being out and about in his neighborhood, watching sports (especially Notre Dame Football!), eating out and getting together with friends and family. A few years ago, he truly enjoyed a once in a lifetime trip to Italy and the Vatican. He loved gadgets, card games and befriending dogs in need of an extra meal! Bill was a very thoughtful, generous and caring person to all. He will always be remembered with great love. Reposing Friday January 30th 3-7pm at Riverdale-on-Hudson Funeral Home, 6110 Riverdale Ave., Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, January 31st, 10am at St. Gabriel's Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY.