William R. Tomecek peacefully passed away, in Myrtle Beach SC, surrounded by his family on February 20, 2015. He will be forever remembered as the life of the party whose smile lit up a room. He was born on June 9, 1941 in Johnson City, NY to Gabriel and Elizabeth (Gajda) Tomecek. He graduated from Iowa State and worked for L3 Communications in Kirkwood, NY for over 40 years in Program Management until retirement when he was really able to enjoy his love of golf, fishing and hunting. He was predeceased by his parents, and sister Josephine (John) Korinek. He is survived by his wife, Bonita, nee Wallace, daughters Sabra (Michael) Martocci and Tamara (John) Alves, his grandsons, Griffin, Gradyn, Julien and Jake who he tirelessly taught how to bait hooks, his brother Milton Tomecek, several nephews, a niece, cousins and his beloved dog, Maggie, his hunting and fishing companion. William was past president of the Czechoslovak Moravian Club. Family will receive friends on Thursday at J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc., 150 Main St., Johnson City from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. with the Czechoslovak Moravian Club meeting at 6 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday at 10:30 a.m. at SS Cyril and Methodius Roman Catholic Church, Binghamton with burial in the spring at Slovak Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to: The Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, 800-525-4669, www.jimmyfund.org. Online condolences can be expressed to the family at www.jfricefuneralhome.com.