William "Bill" Bowers, 71, of Ballston Lake, passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2012, at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Gloversville, in 1940, he was the son of the late Everett and Irma Bowers. Bill was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force and worked as a machinist for General Electric, retiring in 1996 after 30 years of service. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Charlene J. Bowers; his children, Cory (Mike) Reid, Kim (Marty) Pfeiffenberger, Rick (Rebecca) Bowers, Kirk Jansen, Doug Goot, Mike Goot; his sister, Jane (Clayton) Sitterly; sisters-in-law, Luanne Balley, and Bea Bowers; his mother-in-law, Jane Willey; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, David Bowers.