January 2001

Our Member of the Month Bill D'Emic was born in 1949 and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Grady Automotive High School. Just after high school, Bill entered the U.S. Army and attained the rank of E-5. He was a Sergeant in the Motor Pool and served overseas in Germany.

Bill has been married since 1973 to his wife Francine and they have three children, Billy III, 26, Marie Lynn, 24 and Joey, 21. Bill and Francine also are the proud grandparents of a grandson, Michael, son of Michael and Marie Lynn. They currently reside on Staten Island, NY having moved there recently.

As the Truck Fleet Manager at La Fres Ford in Middle Village, NY, Bill's duties include keeping track and ordering inventory and supervising the company's truck fleet of 25 vehicles. Bill has been with Ford for 30 years. He started at Manhattan Ford in 1971 and since help open 2 Ford dealerships - La Fres Ford in 1986 and Aspen Ford in 1989. This year Bill was appointed to Ford Motor Company's body upfitters council.

In his spare time, Bill enjoys boating, fishing and building things. He is a member of the Kiwanis in Gravesend, Brooklyn. Bill also served as past President of the Ford Truck Club, NY.

He has been a Member of the Society since 1998 and was a prior Associate Member back in 1995.


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