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William A. "Bill" Gyure
William A. "Bill" Gyure age 93 of Monroe, died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the Monroe Clinic Hospital. Bill was born on January 7, 1922 in Chicago, the son of Alex and Helen (Veres) Gyure. He graduated from Austin (IL) High School in 1940, attended Wright Jr. College, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corp in 1942. Bill attained the rank of Lieutenant while serving as a Naval Aviator Flight Instructor in Pensacola, FL until his honorable discharge in 1945. Bill graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1948 and was a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He married Joanne Solomon on June 18, 1950 in Monroe. The couple lived in Chicago where Bill worked for an engineering consulting firm until moving to Monroe in May, 1951. He worked at Solomon Autoparts in Monroe before purchasing the business in 1970. In his early years, Bill earned the rank of Eagle Scout with a Silver Palm, and also served as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop #323. He was a charter member and past president of the Monroe Lions Club achieving the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for his dedicated service to the club. He enjoyed acting as an "end man" in the Lion's Club and Monroe City Band Minstrel Shows from 1955 until 1983. He was a member and past president of the U.W. Green County Alumni Association, served as a U.W. National Alumni Director, and in 1975 was chosen as a recipient of the U.W. Spark Plug Award for service to his alma mater. He was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, Monroe Country Club (Past President), Monroe Moose Lodge, The Toothless Tigers social club, and in his younger years enjoyed golf, bowling, and traveling. Bill was extremely proud of having so many friends and close relationships.

He is survived by two daughters, Carrie (Randy) Schwartz of Monroe, and Bonnie Taylor of Columbia, S.C.; his five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren who gave him immeasurable happiness, Brian Schwartz (Jodi Carlson) and their son Preston, Chris (Nikki) Schwartz, Brad (Amanda) Schwartz and their son Matthew, Ashley Taylor and Timmy Taylor. Bill's greatest loss was the unexpected passing of his wife, Joanne, in October, 2003.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Monroe United Methodist Church with Rev. Randy Booth officiating. Inurnment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Monroe Lions Club or Green County (Monroe) EMS. The Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, is assisting the family.