William Raymond Schwander of Florida, N.Y., a retired maintenance mechanic for the Parks & Recreation Department of the Town of Ramapo, entered into rest on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. He was 70.
The son of Raymond W. Schwander and Carmen G. Perez Schwander, he was born on Nov. 15, 1949, in the Bronx.
He was a U.S. Army Vietnam veteran.
He is survived by his wife Patricia M. Vogel Schwander; son Raymond W. Schwander; son Michael Schwander, daughter Mary Call, stepson Anthony Werner; brother Edward Schwander; sister Camille Russo; 11 grandchildren; five nephews, three nieces and six great nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a brother Raymond T. Schwander.
Memorial visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. at T.S. Purta Funeral Home, 22 Glenmere Ave., Florida.
A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at St. John the Evangelist Church, 71 Murray Ave., Goshen.
Burial will be held in the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen.
Due to COVID 19 restrictions and guidelines set forth from the state face coverings are required and the number of visitors allowed in the funeral home and the church is limited so we ask that those that may have to wait to enter please follow social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Orange County Veteran’s Food Pantry, 111 Craigville Road, Goshen, NY 10924.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the T.S. Purta Funeral Home. To send a condolence online or for directions,please go to www.purtafuneralhome.com.