US Army


Honor Mission

William F. Looney

US Army
Vietnam Era Veteran

Albany, NY - 04/18/2024


Mission applies to the following Region(s):

Region 4, Region 5

About the Mission:

The family of William F. "Bill" Looney has requested Patriot Guard Riders participation in his military honors funeral services. Bill, 77, passed unexpectedly on Sunday, April 14, 2024.

Born in Albany, NY, Bill entered the United States Army on 3 November 1967, and was trained as an Engineer Missile Equipment Specialist (MOS 62C30). He spent a total of 1 year and 10 months on active duty, including 13 months overseas assigned to Headquarters, 4th Battalion, 44th Artillery, Eighth Army at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. He was honorably discharged on 2 September 1969 at the rank of Specialist 4th Class (E-4), and for his service, was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Expert Badge (M-14 Rifle).

Bill was an electrician with IBEW 236/724 for over thirty years, retiring in 2003. He was an avid coin collector, a New York Jets fan and was known for enjoying time outside in his clubhouse.

A full obituary is available for viewing online by clicking here

Primary Staging Date and Staging Time:

04/18/2024 at 12:30pm

Staging Location:

New Comer Cremations & Funerals
343 New Karner RD
Colonie, NY 12205

Lead Ride Captain and Contact Info:

Paul Orzolek
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

Updated 8 March 2022

Based on the most current COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Protect Yourself and Your Family from COVID-19, and CDC Guidelines of 3 March 2022, going forward, the Lead Ride Captain for any mission will be responsible for determining whether PGR members will have to mask up or not. Please ensure that you have a mask with you, should the need arise, and respect the LRC’s decision in these matters.

Special Information:

Staging at the funeral home with a flag line for the last 30 minutes of visitation, 12:30 am - 1:00 pm. A funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 pm, followed by a dignified transfer and escort to Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, 1389 Central Ave, Colonie, NY 12205, for interment with military honors.

Is there a Second Stage to this Mission?


Submitted by:

Ray Sestak

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