I was fortunate to meet Bill and work with him a few years ago when he was collecting clothing and other goods for a Sister Cities projects. He needed some temporary space to store and consolidate these goods, and we happened to have some open space at the time. He was very appreciative for the space and help we provided, and made us all better people by his example.
The words I would use to describe Bill are genuine and dedicated. From the first moment you met him you knew he was an excellent human being who had a real interest in positively impacting his community and in fact the world. He had a genuine interest in those around him, even when he was just getting to know them. In addition, he was dedicated to the effort of making life better for those less fortunate -- planting seeds of success so that they could achieve greater things in the future -- be it clothing or old computers and technology. Bill had a vision of what others could do and then followed a path to get it done.
His family should be very proud of this man, and attempt to lead similar paths of leadership in whatever endeavor they pursue. I must admit that I did not keep in touch with Bill over the past few years, but his example of love and friendship will live on in all the memories that I retain of this man.
I will return the smiles to all Barber Shop quartets I encounter in Bill's memory. Bill walked the talk, and helped us to do so also! Sincerely submitted,