William "Bunk" Hika


William “Bunk” Hika, Sr. 63, of Middle Grove passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on November 18, 1955, he was the son of Martin and Lois Hika.

He married the love of his life, Gale Babb Hika, on July 22, 1989. They were true partners in life for 39 years, building their home and business together, raising their children and enjoying the love and joy of their grandchildren.

Bunk’s greatest legacy is the love he had for his family and friends, especially the love he carried close to his heart for his children and grandchildren.

An avid hunter and Harley enthusiast, Bunk was always ready for a party and an adventure. He was a good friend to many and always ready to lend a helping hand.

Bunk was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Gale; children William Hika, Jr. (Heather), Ashlee Schmidt (Jason), and Brandon Hika; his grandchildren Samantha, Mattie, Lilee, Lucas, Kennedy, and Emerson; great-granddaughter Bonnie; siblings Tim Baugh, Susan Hika, John Hika, Gail Kelly (Kevin), Joe Hika, Nancy Cooper (Kevin), Martin Hika (Ginny) and Lois Hika (Quincie); many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A time of sharing will be held at 3 p.m.

Following the service, a celebration of Bunk’s life will be held at the ITAM, 247 Grand Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 18 at Middle Grove Cemetery, 400 Middle Grove Road, Greenfield Center, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages everyone to celebrate Bunk's life and the legacy of love and friendship he left behind.

Guest Book

Mary & Jerry Clark

So sorry for your loss, Gale and your family.

Bill Glode

"Bunk" was a Fun to be with type guy........
Quick with a special story he might want to chew on for awhile for your enjoyment as well as his.....
A good listener to what you might want him to consider........
Generous to a fault.........
Knowledgeable on many subjects........
You will be missed Bunky........
Your legacy will live on in the memories of the many friends and acquaintances that you met over many, many, years.........
Rest in Peace Brother.......

Sheila Lapo

Gale, may you find peace in your heart. My condolences to you and your family for the loss of Bunk. Hang on to each other during this time. Rest in peace Bunk.

Renee Boswell

The coolest adult as I grew up. Always smiling and ready to laugh. I’ll never forget the way you always greeted me coming through the path or in the door where no matter how long it had been since I had been there, I never felt unwelcome. Love to Gale and kids. RIP bunk. Love always, BENEE!!!!!

Cathy Ginocchi

Gale and family, including our sweet friends Joslyn and Kylie. Our thoughts are with all of you!

Cindy and Jim Gray

We are so sorry for your loss and will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Cathy Young

May you enjoy the next life as much as you loved this one. Gale and Hump, may all your memories bring you comfort. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Theresa Ricci

Life is never the same when a loved one leaves us. We have an angel watching over family and friends now. Rest in peace Bunk.

Corinne and Cork

Rest in sweetest peace my uncle! They say only the good die young. Hope you were greeted by so many wonderful people up there.. we will keep the Mac and eggs alive in your honor! Love you with all my heart! Please watch over the family!

Jim and Patty

We will forever love you and miss you.

Gale Hika

You will never know the emptiness my heart feels no one will ever fill the large hole that I have. Just know that I will love your forever and ever. RIP my love, and kiss all of my above family. Love you.