“Wild Bill,” 86, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Bayonne Medical Center. Bill was born in Bayonne and was a lifelong resident. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a production mechanic for the American Can Company of Jersey City where he worked for over 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the American Legion Post 19 and the VFW Post 226. He was a life member of the Mt. Carmel Lyceum and participated in the bowling and bocce leagues. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (nee: Sowinski) Lesiak, his brother Edward Lesiak and his wife Carmella and his parents Edward and Mary (nee: Podraza) Lesiak. Father of Carol and her husband Robert “Swannie” Swanson and Robert “Lesh” Lesiak. Grandfather of Joseph Lake Jr. and his wife Kelly and great-grandfather of Liam, Courtney and Abigail. Brother of Bernard Lesiak and his wife Gloria and brother-in-law of Evelyn Gniazdowski and Marion Pirkowski. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105-9959. Funeral arrangements by FRYCZYNSKI Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.