Capt. William H. Game, 96, US
Navy, retired, formerly of Slingerlands, N.Y. died on Nov. 5,
2012, at Sea View Retreat in Rowley. He was preceded by his wife
of almost sixty years, Phyllis H. Game. He was one of the last
remaining Pearl Harbor survivors.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he
graduated from Albany High School and from the US Naval Academy
in Annapolis in 1940. He was serving on the U.S.S. Raleigh, in
Pearl Harbor, when the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian Islands
December 7, 1941, and is mentioned in The Day of Infamy. He was
designated a Naval Aviator in 1943 and earned an MS in
Aeronautical Engineering from MIT in 1947. After retiring from
the Navy in 1965, Captain Game worked at the N. Y. State Dept.
of Labor until retirement in 1981. He was a member of Naval
Lodge No. 4 of the Masonic Order, University Club, Naval Academy
Alumni Association, Toast Masters and the American Contract
Bridge League. Before moving to MA in 2003, he was a charter
member of the Tri-Village Square Dance Club in N.Y. and enjoyed
golf at Normanside Country Club. He served on the Board of
Directors and was Treasurer of the La Salle School for Boys.
Capt. Game benefited from the
superb care he received from the entire caring staff at Sea View
and, prior to March 2011, from Caldwell Home in Ipswich. A very
special thank you was earned by Walter Krawczuk and Mary
Sullivan of Rowley, and Sandra Gray and Virginia Slattery of
Peabody for their many years of caring and support. They gave
him quality of life in his final years.
He is survived by two daughters
and their families. Carol and Alan Strelzoff of Boxford, MA,
and their children, Gregory Strelzoff and Lynn Silba of Los
Angeles, CA, Fredrick Strelzoff of Austin, TX, Erik Strelzoff
and Alannah Gustavson of Maynard, and Becky and Michael Stern of
Astoria, N.Y. Joanne and Wayne Hasegawa have a son, Kreg. He
has three great grandchildren, Keagan, Torin, and Jane Strelzoff.
Interment with Military Honors
will be at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD.