William A. Dybas

William A. Dybas, age 89, of Johnstown, passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018, at Wells Nursing Home.

He was born in Amsterdam on January 1, 1929, a son of the late Anthony Dybas and Julia Wenc Dybas.

Bill was married for 49 years to Carolyn Zinter Dybas, who passed away on January 14, 2011.

Bill attended St. Mary’s School in Amsterdam. Bill worked for the former Mohawk Carpet Mill. He later was employed as a meat cutter at A&P and P&C Foods. After retirement, Bill took a part-time job as a meat cutter for the Raindancer Restaurant in Amsterdam. He was a member of the Pine Tree Rifle Club, where he served as President for many years and obtained the status of life member. Bill was also a member of the Sprite Club. Bill was of the Catholic faith. Bill’s interest included hunting, fishing, four wheeling, playing cards and taking vacations with his wife Carolyn. They both enjoyed spending time together while cruising the Caribbean.

He is survived by his sisters, Isabel Novak (River Ridge Nursing Home) and Joan Allen of Fonda; nieces, Julie Emmett of New York Mills, Mary Grasso (Anthony), Stephanie Rauscher of Frankfort and Lynne Grates (Chris) of Fayetteville, North Carolina; nephews, Tom Morin (Debra) of Fonda and Gary Morin of Broadalbin; and several great-nieces and nephews. Bill is also survived by a very special niece and nephew, Kelly and Joe Semione; and a cat, Dukie.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Carolyn, Bill was predeceased by his brothers, Edward Dybas and Leonard Dybas; sisters Stephanie Dybas; niece, Carol Morby; and nephew, Donald Wojnar.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Memorial visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 3, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Bill was a lover of all animals. Memorial contributions may be made to local animal shelters or to a charity of one’s choice.

Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Amsterdam in the spring.

The family would like to thank the team at Wells Nursing Home for the care given to Bill. Also a special thank you to Dr. Vacek and nurse Deb Clemons.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.barterdonnan.com.