Gerard "Bill" Willem Veringa, 79, died quietly Monday July 15, 2013, with his family by his side. He is survived by his loving companion, Maryann Buettner of Westfield; son William (Carole) and grandchildren Megan, Elizabeth, William Jr. of Roswell GA; son Dwight (Manuela), grandchildren Jan and Kerrie Ann and great-grandson Eli of Woodstock GA; daughter Laurie and grandchild Dayle of Albany NY. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Pauline E. Veringa of Westfield NY. The family will have a celebration of his life at the Moose in Westfield on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The family suggests that memorial donations in Bill's name be made to the American Cancer Association for cancer research.