CANBY, Or. — William “Bill” McDonald, 79, passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Canby, Oregon.
Bill grew up on Saranac Avenue in Lake Placid and was a member of Lake Placid High School class of 1949.
After service in the U.S. Army, Bill settled on the West Coast, married and raised a family and began a long career in automotive sales. In his later years, Bill was very active in the Elks lodge and other local volunteer efforts.
Although life took Bill far from the Adirondacks, Lake Placid always had a very special place in his heart.
Bill is survived by his wife Marian of Canby; his son Michael of Houston, Texas and his daughter Margaret of San Diego, Calif.; four step-children; two grandsons; and one great-grandson.
Bill’s Lake Placid family included sisters: Mary (deceased) and Therese McDonald, Helen Provo and Catherine Hegeman.