November 16, 1943 - January 29, 2021
William (Bill) Frederick Pekrul, 77, of Eatonton, Georgia, passed away at his home on January 29, 2021. He was 77 years old. Bill was born on November 16, 1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late William and Ruth (Schwartz) Pekrul. He later married longtime family friend and love of his life, Nancy Louise Rogers. In 1957, Bill became a charter member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Trumbull, Connecticut, where he enjoyed volunteering as an usher, as well as an LYF leader with Nancy. He proudly served in the Army National Guard from 1964 to 1970. During this same time, he began a career with IBM, serving as a Customer Service Engineer for over 30 years until his retirement. Bill’s love of water inspired him to relocate his family from Connecticut to Cape Coral, Florida in the 1990’s. It was here that Bill became active in boating, fishing and spending his spare time on the water. Bill and Nancy later relocated to the Atlanta, Georgia area and eventually settled in Greensboro, Georgia, where they fulfilled a lifelong dream of living on a lake. In the early 2000’s, Nancy began to show signs of dementia and was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As Nancy’s care needs increased, Bill retired and devoted the remainder of his life to providing care for her as her full time caregiver. While caring for Nancy, Bill was active in local Dementia and Alzheimer’s support groups, and served as an advocate for Alzheimer’s education and support. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Nancy, daughter Lynne (Robert) Berg of Erie, Colorado, son David (Ed Truty) of Atlanta, Georgia, two grandchildren, Kate and Matthew Berg, and his sister Cheryl (John) Connic and nieces, Jennifer and Jessica. Memorial services will be held at a later date in both Georgia and Connecticut. In honor of Bill’s life, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, charitable donations be made to either of the following organizations that were close to his heart: the Alzheimer's Association, and Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Trumbull, CT. A special thank you to the staff and friends at The Glen at Lake Oconee Village who continue to provide loving care for Nancy, and to the Lake Oconee Dementia Caregivers Support Group.
William (Bill) Frederick Pekrul, 77, of Eatonton, Georgia, passed away at his home on January 29, 2021. He was 77 years old. Bill was born on November 16, 1943 in Bridgeport, Connecticut to the late William and Ruth (Schwartz) Pekrul. He later... View Obituary & Service Information
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