It was a complete honor to know Bill. My deepest sympathies to Linda, and the entire family.
There are many memories. But the ones dearest to me are when I needed help. Bill never said no. Whether it was riding to Binghamton to get a discarded court bench, bringing it back to Claryville, cleaning it up in Bill's shop, putting it on wheels and rolling it down the street to Twon Hall, Bill got it done. It still is in use and will be for many decades to come.
Personally, when my motorcycle fell off a trailer, and I couldn't get it back on by myself, I didn't have to ask twice. Bill rode down to help me.
I have a ladder to a loft in an off-the-grid hunting cabin that Bill made in his shop. It fit perfectly and still does the job. When Bill worked on a project, it was done the right way the first time. I learned a lot from that.
When Bill had a vision of how things should be, he also went to work on a political level. He was fair, thoughtful, and determined. Many changes for the better resulted from his leadership as Town supervisor.
All in all, I was blessed to know him, and I will miss him. But I'm grateful for the good memories and the example he set in all he touched.
(the photo attached is of Bill, me, & unidentified, under my old pickup trying to stop a leak)