Mr. William Julius Escher
I was a close friend of bill at Charlotte Central High School where he built his first rocket.I visited cornell where I stayed at SAE house and we attended the last sports car held through the streets of Watkins Glenn. While assigned to the 51th air force,Strategic Air command, I impressed upon them,as a result of Bills influence,that sac had the capacity to handle ICBM's.It became a reality.George
To Daric, and other members of the Bill Escher family,
I am saddened to learn of Bill's death and miss his presence. Met him first when I studied rocketry at Penn State and enjoyed working with Daric (Bill's rocketeer son) as co-grad-students.
Bill's friendly smile immediately endeared him to so many of us students and young professionsals. And just knowing someone from the early days of spaceflight was inspiring and motivating.
God bless you all,
Daric Escher's friend and classmate,
Bill was a true gentleman. I was privileged to work with Bill in Washington, D.C. at NASA. He would cheerfully go the extra mile to assist engineers such as myself. He was full of wisdom and a friend to all. It was an honor to have known him. May his family be comforted with the love of God.
Dad Escher will always hold a special place in my memories. Besides being impressed with his professional achievements and a great father, I remember his enthusiasm for life. I remember his love of classical music, his booming voice when telling an amusing story and that smile that lit up the room. It is a sad time when a figure that is so larger than life passes away but we can celebrate his life, passions and love for his family. My sympathy to the whole family who I've been blessed to know most of my life. Hugs to Mom Escher.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.