William G. Field, who started Field Appliance Service in East Hampton with his daughter and son, died on Jan. 7, in Ellenton, Fla., after an automobile accident. He was 80.
Mr. Field was born in Springs on April 22, 1932, to William H. Field and the former Concetta Alberti, and was “an original Bonacker,” his family said.
After graduating from East Hampton High School in 1950, Mr. Field, who was called Bill, served in the 8th Calvary Regiment of the 1st Calvary Division during the Korean War. Later wounded in action, he finished out his enlistment with the 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Field married Phyllis Bovie of East Hampton, with whom he had three children. Their marriage ended in divorce. He later married the former Barbara Wils of Sag Harbor.
Mr. Field worked for Sears as a major appliance technician and after retiring, started his own appliance repair business with his daughter Susan Lee Field and son, William F. Field, who continues to run the business. His daughter Lori Ann died before him.
Mr. Field retired and moved to Florida 17 years ago. He was also retired from the Army National Guard as 1st Sergeant of Company F in Riverhead. At the time of his death, he had been the commander of the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 in Bradenton, Fla., for more than three years.
In addition to his wife, who lives in Florida, he is survived by his daughter, Susan Lee Field of Naples, Fla., and his son, William F. Field of East Hampton. He also leaves two grandsons, two great-grandsons, and a sister, Gertrude Creaser of Florida.
A memorial service was held at the American Legion Post in Bradenton on Friday. An inurnment service with full military honors will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery on Jan. 28. A memorial at the American Legion Post 419 in Amagansett will be held at a later date.
Donations can be made on his behalf to Veterans Relief Fund c/o Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th Street West, Bradenton, Fla. 34201.