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Rensselaer County Government Center
1600 7th Avenue
Troy, New York 12180

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William J. Rentz, Jr. Honor A Deceased Veteran

January 13, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 am


William “Bill” J. Rentz, Jr. was born on January 9, 1938 in Albany, New York to the late William J. Rentz and Mary (Fitzmaurice) Rentz. He grew up in Rensselaer, New York.

Bill graduated from Columbia High School in 1955, and then went on to attend Siena College for two years.

Bill entered into the United States Army on January 22, 1961 in Rensselaer, New York, and was stationed in Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. He was a Med Specialist. During the entire time of his enlistment, Bill was a member of the Ready Reserve, and served as a unit medic in the U.S. Army, 364th General Hospital. He was awarded the Marksman Badge (Rifle), and was honorably discharge on March 23, 1967.

On June 26, 1965, Bill married his wife, Anne (Sweeney) Rentz, at St. Paul’s Church in Troy, New York. Together they have one son; Stephen, and two grandchildren; Matthew and Laura, who Bill loved dearly.

Bill worked for the New York State Department of Labor for 35 years, and retired as the Manager of Technical Services in the Data Processing Department.

Bill loved to golf, bowl, ski, play pool, shoot darts and carpentry. He played the drums and bugle for the Interstatesmen Drum and Bugle Core, the Crusaders and Grenadiers. Bill also loved to spend time with his family and friends, and enjoyed going to his grandchildren’s games to support them and attending Siena Basketball games.


January 13, 2020
8:30 am - 9:00 am
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