It's a sad day for the local Muscular Dystrophy Association, and for NewsWest 9 after the loss of a dear friend.
Bill Siruta, a lifelong resident of the area, died Wednesday from Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Bill was featured in last year's MDA Telethon for his courage award.
Burial services are set for 11 Monday morning at Saint Stephen's Catholic Church in Midland.
Bill Siruta will be dearly missed by family and friends, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and all of us here at NewsWest Nine.