William Joseph Burnaz


Sept. 19, 1941 - Nov. 11, 2018

William Joseph Burnaz, 77, of Page, Ariz., passed peacefully November 11, 2018, at home surrounded by family.


He was born Sept. 19, 1941, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of late Anthony and Catherine Burnaz. He was the oldest of two siblings. On Nov. 20, 1959, he married Rita Hicks, who survives.


He worked over 40 years for Rohm and Haas in Philadelphia, Penn,. in the I.T. Department


After retiring in Page, Ariz. in 2003 he volunteered with the Parks Service and volunteered with the Annual Balloon Regatta in Page for a few years.  Bill also enjoyed working at the Lake Powell Museum and was fascinated by the Navajo Culture.  Bill will be missed by many, but never forgotten.


He is preceded in death by his daughter Patricia Ann.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Timothy and Donna Burnaz of Wilkesbare, Penn. and nieces Theresa and Elizabeth Burnaz of Pennsylvania.  He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Burnaz Jr. and Beth Fabrizio of Fairport, NY.; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Burnaz of Menifee, Calif.; grandchildren, Stephen, Kassie, Amanda, Miranda, Samantha, Allison and Michael; great-grandson Dominick Brazil


William will be cremated and ashes scattered at a later date.  Family is requesting that in lieu of flowers send a donation to the Lake Powell Museum of Page, Ariz. http://www.powellmuseum.org/

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