William (Bill) John MacDonald III, 77, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Bill was doing what he loved most in the world at the time of his death; hiking through his beloved Usery Mountain Regional Park with his grandson Zach.
The funeral service will be held at Bunker Family Funeral Home at University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213 on Saturday, July 5, 2014. Visitation will be from 09:00 am to 10:00 am followed by a Memorial Service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. At 3:00 pm, a graveside military honors burial service will be performed at South Lawn Cemetery, 5401 South Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706
Bill was born March 31, 1937 in Richland, New York. He was the son of William John MacDonald Sr. and Edith Gertrude Wells Hyatt. He served proudly in the United States Air Force and worked as a Communications/Radio Engineer his entire adult life.
Bill is survived by his best friend, partner and spouse of 42 years, Catherine MacDonald and sisters, Janice E. Valdez, Laura E. Richardson, and brothers, John W. MacDonald and James Hyatt.
Children: Scott MacDonald, William MacDonald IV, Julie Brask and Christopher Thiers, Michael Thomas, Jan True and Gregory Thomas. Grandchildren: Zachary, Jacob, Abby, Adam, Andrew, Enjouli, Cassandra, Nicholas, Tanya and Gregory (Nate). Great Grandchildren: Lillian, Hadley, Camrynn and Kendal and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and friends,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the family of William J. MacDonald, 6446 E. Heather Drive, Mesa AZ 85215. A memorial park bench will be placed at Usery Mountain Regional Park in memory of William J. MacDonald.