KEESEVILLE — William A. Ptaszynski, 60, of Basket Avenue, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003, at his home.
He was born in Amsterdam on Feb. 15, 1943, the son of Alfred and Mary (Krawczyk) Ptaszynski.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 to 1960. Bill graduated from the Albany Medical Center School of Nursing in 1968 and then from Berkshire Medical Center School of Anesthesia in Pittsfield, Mass., in 1970.
He was employed at CVPH as a staff nurse anesthetist from 1971 to 1972; he then worked at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City as a nurse anesthetist from 1972 to 1975. He retired from the Buffalo VA Hospital, where he was employed as a nurse anesthetist from 1976 to 1994.
Bill was a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, the American Legion Post 20 in Plattsburgh, and the Disabled American Veterans.
He enjoyed hunting, hiking and canoeing.
Survivors include his wife, the former Linda Porter of Keeseville; a sister, Celeste Pugliesi of Lake Placid, Fla.; aunt and uncle, Erny and Chester Krawczyk of Amsterdam; and several nieces and nephews.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Keeseville Volunteer Fire Department or the Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements are by the Hamilton Funeral Home.