William B. Sheldon, 89, of New Milford, died June 29, 2010, at Danbury Hospital. He was the husband of Marion (Zumpf) Sheldon.

Mr. Sheldon was born May 20, 1921, in Litchfield, son of the late Walter L. and Barbara (Boulton) Sheldon.

A graduate of Washington High School, Class of 1939, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy as a gunner's mate, 1st Class, PT 193 Squadron 12.

Mr. Sheldon was the recipient of the President's Citation with Bronze Star, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. Sheldon was a self-employed general building contractor.

He was a member of PT Boats, Inc., the New Milford VFW, the American Legion, the Odd Fellows and the National Rifle Association.

In addition to his wife of 65 years, Mr. Sheldon is survived by a son, Deene W. Sheldon, and his wife, Missy, of Keene, N.H.; a brother, J. Peter Sheldon, of San Simon, Ariz.; two sisters, Jeanne Mosher, and her husband, Bill, of Warren, and Emily Whitford, and her husband, Bob, of Cornwall; two grandsons, Todd Sheldon, of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Daniel Sheldon, and his wife, Sara, of Manchester, N.H.; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, James Sheldon, and a sister, Marge Osuch.

A funeral service will be held today (Friday) at 11 a.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue, New Milford. Burial will follow at Center Cemetery, New Milford.

There are no calling hours.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the New Milford Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 102, New Milford, CT 06776, or to St. John's Episcopal Church, Whittlesey Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776.