William C. “Bill” Byrnes Jr., 74, passed away Tuesday afternoon May 15, 2012, at the Vincent House in Wayland.

William C. “Bill” Byrnes Jr., 74, passed away Tuesday afternoon May 15, 2012, at the Vincent House in Wayland.


He was born in Buffalo on March 16, 1938, a son of the late Dr. William C. and Helen (Naylon) Byrnes Sr. On July 30, 1960, he was married to the love of his life Jacquelyn Moore Byrnes, who predeceased him on Dec. 28, 1990. He was also predeceased by a brother, Kevin Byrnes.


Bill was the general manager for Main Tire Exchange in Dansville retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Community at St. Mary’s Church in Dansville. A former member of the Noyes Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and was active with the Vince Lombardi Youth Football League in Dansville. He was also active with following his grandchildren playing sports. In his free time he was a fan of Notre Dame football.


He is survived by his dear children, Kellee (David) Hoag, Molly (Kent) Koch both of Dansville, William C. (Jean Welch) Byrnes III of Syracuse, Patrick Byrnes of Georgia, Carrie (Mark) Colwell of North Carolina; brother of Joan Denzak of Buffalo, Phyllis (Dr. Eric) Barth of Minnisota and Brian (Kathy) Byrnes of Illinois; 17 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


Friends called May 18 at Hindle Funeral Home Inc. 271 Main St., Dansville. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Church in Dansville. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at hindlefuneralhome.com.


In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Vincent House P.O. Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572 or the Dansville All Sports Booster Club, 282 Main St. Dansville, NY 14437. “Go Irish.”