William F. (Bill) Orzell, 95, fell asleep in the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at his home. He was
predeceased by his beloved wife of 75 years, Mary P. Orzell; his parents Anna and William Orzell; his
mother- and father- in-law Susan and John Plavka; brothers-in-law Joseph Visocky, Ed Sedor, Joe
Shapinas, Carl Paccio and Sam Mastrogiovanni; sister-in-law Anne Shapinas; his sons-in-law, Edward
Nazak and Kevin Slocum; and his niece, Terry Visocky. He is survived by his 5 children, Karinn Nazak,
Nikki Slocum, Bill (Susan) Orzell, Lisa (Ed) Kachmar, Pamela Lockwood (Mike Micalizzi); 8 grandchildren,
Jason (Jennifer) Nazak, Nick (Cathy) Nazak, Greg Nazak, Jess Cron (Erin Gopie-Lawson), Zakory Cron,
Hailley (Kyle) Harvey, Jacob (Stephanie) Kachmar, Jared William Kachmar (Samantha Dougherty); 6 great
grandchildren, Lindsay, Rachel, Alyvia Nazak; Zoey, Cortney Nazak, and Brayden Francis Harvey. Also
survived by his sister, Dolores Visocky; sisters-in-law, Jo Sedor, Jane Mastrogiovanni and Carole Paccio;
many treasured nieces and nephews. Bill was a devoted member, former church officer and volunteer of
St. Michael's Greek Catholic Church. He was a Merchant Marine veteran of World War II. A retired
carpenter from Binghamton University, Bill also built the home for his family, and those for many family
members. Bill was a loving father and grandfather. He was a huge sports fan, especially Syracuse
University, and was the lead cheerleader for his grandchildren's games (Hah-dah! Hah-dah!).
Bill enjoyed visits from family and friends, and frequently joined the family at DeRuyter Lake.
The family will receive friends on Friday, December 30, 2022 from 9:00 – 10:00 AM at St. Michael's Greek Catholic
Church, 296 Clinton St., Binghamton, NY. A funeral service will be offered by Very Rev. Protopresbyter
James Dutko at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to
St. Michael's Church or to Your Home Public Library, 107 Main St., Johnson City, NY 13790.
Arrangements by Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc.
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