Saturday, August 17, 2013
I first met Barbara and Bill at the Saratoga Flat Track. Barbara was an usher as was I. Bill would come in on weekends to work. Then, after his retirement, he worked many summers there. He was a wonderful person, easy to talk to and very caring. After Barbara's passing, he would still come by as a patron and I enjoyed talking with him and he would save me a seat on a clubhouse bench for my breaks. I am very sorry for your loss. I only found out about his passing yesterday while at the track.
Lorraine Komar, Ballston Spa, NY
I had the honor of working with Billy at the Saratoga Race Course for many summers. We were the "Box Captains" at the finish line. We have remained great friends ever since. I only found out this morning that he passed away. I had spoken with him just prior to his passing, and I will never forget what he said to me--"Don't cry, Beth. It will be OK. I promise." He was one of the most genuine people I have ever met--a true gentleman, with a huge heart. The BEST person I have ever known. I am incredibly thankful that he was part of my life. <3
I worked with Bill at the State Comptroller's Office and also at the Times Union Center for many years. He was a great guy with a good sense of humor and a heart of gold. He will be missed.