Hi my name is John Litzinger my father is John or Jack Litzinger from Patton Pa and he is the godfather of Bill's son John. I think I met the family a few times my dad says jokingly we are 33rd cousins I wanted to let you know we only met a few times but I proudly took ownership of Bills' accomplishments and that of his children as well. I called my father today and let him know the news and he told me stories of Bill and what he had done for my dad and I wanted to let you know that Bill meant a lot to my dad
John Litzinger ( Bakersfield, CA)
I first met Dr. Bill in 1948 while we played basketball on the 343rd Bomb Sqdn. team in Spokane, Washington. We were friends ever since. My wife enjoyed her first meeting when we attended St. Patricks Cathedral in NY City in 1953 with Bill. We were fortunate to stop in Austin on our trip around the USA in 1995 and enjoyed time with Janet and Bill. My last visit was to play golf when another friend and I flew to Austin for a week in January of 2009 just before a birthday.
God Bless Bill's wonderful family and I only wish I could have been there in Austin for the Memorial Service.
Bob Stauffer in Naugatuck, Connecticut
Dr. Litzinger was a mentor and role model to many at UTSA. His contributions and legacy will live on at UTSA. I was one of his many students who appreciated his leadership.
The first time I met my Uncle Bill was at my Aunt Janet's Memorial...When I told him I attending college he told me to "attended for as long as I wanted to he did" Becky
Dear Family: Litz didn't have to work hard to convince me to leave California to return home to Texas… and UTSA in 1981. I will never forget his hook…it will be just like Berkeley and UCLA. And we will be little tugboats putting the big ships out to sea.
Of course, UTSA hasn't arrived yet…but we do have football, and A&M has gone to the SEC. As for Litz…well, now the “little tugboat” has a much bigger ocean to watch over.
Woodie, debi and Mikel T
I first met Bill when he hired me at the University of Rhode Island in 1969 and then left before I got there. Then in 1973 he hired me at UTSA where we worked together until he retired. Always a friend and always supportive whether we agreed on not. He will be missed but the Litz stories will go on forever.
I first met Bill in the Chicago airport in the spring of 1975. I was finishing my doctoral work at Michigan State and this new university was being established in San Antonio. At one point in the job interview, Bill excused himself, went to the phone and made a call. I could hear him say that ‘this one sounds like a keeper.” That began a 10 year relationship with Bill. I came to UTSA and Bill was an important mentor in my life. I published my first paper with Bill. Both Elaine and I remember many gatherings at Bill's and Janet's house in Hollywood Park over the subsequent years. After ten years, I left UTSA to be dean of business at the University of Dayton. Bill and Janet visited once and I was able to share my new university with them. Bill was very important in my life, as he was in so many others. All of you who loved him so deeply can be at peace knowing that Bill touched so many, so deeply, and set a mark that we all should strive to achieve.
Sam & Elaine Gould