I knew Bill through our association at Mobil. I'll never forget how, at his retirement party, he lined us all up, gave a little speech about wanting to give us momentos that had accompanied him in his travels all over the world and to many important meetings. Then he brought out a paper bag and proceeded to present one of his old neckties to each of us. Not having to wear one was one of the things he looked forward to in retirement.
My sincere condolences to the family. Take comfort in knowing that his life was well lived.