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William M. Ekman

February 26, 1949 ~ August 23, 2021 (age 72)


William M. Ekman, 72, of Ridgefield, passed away on Monday, August 23, 2021.

Bill was born on February 26, 1949 in Mineola, NY; a son of the late William and Anna (Mack) Ekman. He grew up in Dix Hills, Long Island and attended Half Hollow Hills High School. He later graduated from Alfred University. In 1971 he was part of the undefeated Saxon Football Team.  This Fall, the 1971 Football Team will be inducted into AU's Hall of Fame;  the first Team to do so, he was very honored.

Bill was a longtime Office Renovations Manager for TIAA in New York City.  In his free time, he enjoyed golf, hiking and running. He also enjoyed traveling to many national parks in the U.S. and Canada.

Bill is survived by his life partner, Angela Gallo as well as his sister, Gail McQueen, as well as cousins in California.  

Friends will be received on Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at Kane Funeral Home; 25 Catoonah Street, Ridgefield. A prayer service will be offered at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. Masks or other facial coverings are required for all guests at the funeral home services.

Interment will take place privately.

Memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.



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Calling Hours
August 28, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Kane Funeral Home
25 Catoonah Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877

Interment Held Privately


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
PO Box 27106, New York NY 10087

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