Bill was one of those special and unique people who made a difference wherever he went. He wanted to take everyone else with him on his way to the "top". His great drive and determination were always with him. He inspired many to be all that they could be. He will be missed by by so many family,friends, customers and aquaintances.
God Bless You All,
Bob Richardson/ Corpus Christi,Tx.# 183
My deepest sympathy goes out to Barbara and Bill's entire family. I served with him in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Divison in the late 1980s. Bill was a great Soldier and Leader, and a loyal friend and brother-in-arms. He will be missed and is loved by many. God Bless! Dan, Jina, Giordano, Benny, & Giovanni Baggio
Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. Our Prayers are with all. May God Bless.
Helen Leyva & Staff
It has been said that "You loved Bill or not, but you knew where you stood with him, the man said what was on his mind." For me, I know he said things to me just to see how I would respond. I loved his playful conversation manner, and enjoyed giving it back to him, which usually put a mischievous smile on his face. We only knew each other for several years, but he packed more into one year than most people can in two or three. He was intense, pragmatic, and energetic right to the end. Wow, there will never be another Bill Abel, but because of that, we have all been "Blessed" by the way he lived his life.
Bill, I will never forget you. You brightened up everything you touched.