WILLIAM J. BANDERA SR.
Just learned that Bill passed on on February 3rd. He was currently serving as Department of NY Vice Commander for the 5th & 6th Districts. Bill was a Korean veteran and was an active Legionnaire at Post 80, was past Broome County Commander, past 6th District Commander. He will be sorely missed by his Legion family as well as his own family.
Bill and his wife, Carolyn, founded the free Christmas Dinner in 1989, an annual event located at American Legion Post 80 that provided over 3000 meals in 2009, their 20th season of serving the community.