William Randolph Sturgeon Jr, 91, of Hudson, NH, died Friday, August 30, 2022, at the Hospice House in Merrimack, NH. He was born November 22, 1930, to parents William R. and Clara E. (Dallman) Sturgeon. He married his high school sweetheart, Joanne A (Wheeler) Sturgeon, June 16, 1950. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage before Joanne’s passing in May 2009.
William served his country in the Army between 1953 and 1955 during the Korean War. William and Joanne moved around from El Paso Texas, California, and Detroit Michigan during his service.
After his retirement, William lived to volunteer, singing with the Wellspring singers for the Hospice House in Merrimack, visiting nursing homes with the Silver Lining Chorus and the Harmonica Saints and he was very active in the Nashua and Hudson senior centers. He was also known for the joy he brought by playing his ukulele at nursing homes and at local special events. He was known as “Mr. Bill” to Nashua Headstart students when he brought the joy of silly songs to their classroom.
Besides his wife Joanne, William is predeceased by their infant son.
William is survived by his sons Norman W. Sturgeon, Scott R. Sturgeon, daughter Susan Dziedzic and her husband Joseph (Tony) Dziedzic, sister Gail Hoopes, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.
SERVICES: Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Those who wish to send a memorial donation in William’s honor, may do so to the Nashua Senior Center, 70 Temple St, Nashua, NH, 03060 or visit them online at https://www.nashuaseniorcenter.org/donate/donate-now/ The Davis Funeral Home (603)883-3401 “ONE MEMORY LIGHTS ANOTHER.”