WILLIAM JOSEPH and ELIZABETH JOAN CERNEY

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CERNEY, WILLIAM JOSEPH December 2, 1940 to Dec. 20, 2010

 CERNEY, ELIZABETH JOAN August 4, 1940 to February 8, 2011      

William Cerney was born on December 2, 1940 in Houston, Texas to Allan and Sophie Cerney (Uminski). He passed away unexpectedly on December 20, 2010 at Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa from complications of pneumonia.       

Elizabeth Cerney (Waddell) was born on August 4, 1940 in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas to Robert and Elva Waddell. She was a breast cancer survivor for many years, but unfortunately it returned and she passed away at the Carlsbad Hospice Facility on February 8, 2011.
 Bill and Betty Cerney were high school sweethearts at Mission Bay High School where they graduated in 1958. They were married on June 29, 1957. Bill was a respected businessman in the plumbing industry for over 50 years. He began his early days at his father-in-law's shop, Waddell Plumbing, in the late 50's and became co-owner of La Jolla Plumbing Co. and owner of Emory Plumbing Co. upon his retirement in December 2010. Bill was a member of the Mason Lodge No. 632.
Betty was a true friend to all who knew her and a dedicated, loving mother to her three sons. She was a strong, tough lady who was an inspiration to all her knew her. Betty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 490.
Both are survived by their son Bill Jr. (Tammy), son Bradley, grandchildren Bret, Leslie, Nicolas, Brandon and Shane, Bill's sister Christine Hartwell (Bud), brother Lindsey Cerney (Sue), Betty's brother Robert Waddell and brother-in-law Butch Kessler (Mary Alice), and preceded in death by son, Bart (Caroline) and Betty's sister, Nancy Kessler.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 9th at Greenwood Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. at the Salli Lynn Chapel. An interment ceremony will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can he made to San Diego Hospice or the American Cancer Society .