BALLSTON SPA — William (Bill) Arthur Fraley, 75, passed away June 20, 2022, after a lengthy battle with numerous physical ailments.
Born March 26, 1947, in New Castle PA, he graduated from Youngstown (OH) State University with a B.A. in business. He worked as a cost accountant for several companies and served in Vietnam as a member of the U.S. Army.
A job transfer from Michigan brought him to the Saratoga Springs area and he became deeply involved in the community. He was president of the Saratoga Springs Jaycees and was awarded the title of “Ambassador,“ the highest honor presented by the United States Jaycees for his “outstanding contribution to the Jaycee movement.” He also served with the Jaycees on the volunteer staff at the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.
Bill was an active member of the Saratoga Springs Lions Club. He also was a member of the Capital Region Jaguar Club and the Saratoga Springs Gourmet Club, and a former volunteer at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.
In his healthier years, he played competitive volleyball and enjoyed hiking, downhill skiing and snowshoeing, tent camping, long-distance road trips, organizing road rallies, picnicking at Saratoga Spa State Park and Moreau State Park, attending performances at Caffe Lena, and overseas travel.
Bill was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth R. (Seinkner) Fraley and William W. Fraley.
He is survived by his sisters, Judith A. (Pete) Dalrymple of Paris, TX and Cynthia M. Fraley of Struthers, OH; his niece Kelly (Clint) Hill of Lindale, X; his nephew James (Jeannette) Dalrymple of Glendale, AZ; two great-nieces; his cat Ratley, and his longtime companion Sheila (aka Shelley) Riley of Saratoga Springs.
Private burial with Military Honors was held at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.
Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com