OBITUARY

William Francis Percy

March 16, 1935May 6, 2019

William (Bill) Percy passed away on May 7th at Good Samaritan Hospital. Bill was born in Norwood, Massachusetts on March 16, 1935 to William F. Percy and Helen Flynn Percy. Graduating from Willow Glen High in the class of 1952 he went on to graduate from San Jose State College where he was a member of Delta Sigma Phi. Bill was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and served with a helicopter unit.

In 2003, Bill married Irene Orlando, the widow of his friend Al, at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church. Monsignor Walsh officiated at their wedding and he remained a very close friend whom they visited in Ireland where he had retired. The Msgr. passed away within days of Bill and we are sure he welcomed Bill at the Pearly Gates upon his arrival.

Bill had a long career in the concrete industry as an estimator and a dispatcher, and his vehicle license plate read “6 SACK”. Years before after winning the lotto with 5 out of 6 numbers he drove a car with the license plate reading “5 0F 6”. Bill enjoyed attending the annual Salinas rodeo and other similar events in California and Nevada.

Bill is survived by his wife Irene of San Jose, a brother, Dennis Percy of Qatar and two sisters, Pat Lytle of Rancho Murieta, Katha Danz (Phil) of El Dorado Hills. Also survived by stepchildren Todd Orlando and Vickie Knowles and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will he held at the Lima Mortuary, 466 Winchester Blvd. Santa Clara on May 18th at 1:00 pm.

In Lieu of Flowers donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517

Services

  • Funeral Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • Burial Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Jane Galeb

May 17, 2019

I started working for Bill as a mixer driver in 2000. He taught me a lot about the world of concrete and guided me through the streets of San Jose. I always looked up to him because he was “The Boss”. He never let me down. I would bring him his Trident gum and butter him up so I could get easy loads. For several years I was able to attend the Salinas Rodeo with him and Irene. They had the best seats in the house, right next to the bucking chutes. Bill will be truly missed. My condolences to his family. May you RIP Bill ❤️

Bill Ivey

May 17, 2019

Was a driver for Bill for many years was the best dispatcher I ever worked for. Had a great sense of humor and knew the business from one end to the other. Knew San Jose like the back of his hand. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. It was a privilege to work for him. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends
Bill Ivey

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