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August 25, 2013
Sylma,We were so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. I am still in Rotary here in Rancho Bernardo and I announced the sad news to the club. We have always been so grateful for your gift to our foundation and have given many scholarships to deserving students. Bill was a good friend and we missed you both when you moved. I hope you are well and please know that you have our deepest sympathies.
Karen Wilson (Stelman) and Mike Stelman
August 13, 2013
To Selma and family -
I was so saddened to open my local Rancho Bernardo paper today and read an obituary notice on Bill Opie.

I really liked him and admired his dedication to his profession. He was our REALTOR that showed us around the North County when my husband, Joe and I first came to visit San Diego. We had to determine if we wanted to make the move from the Midwest and after spending 2 days with Bill we knew this was the place for us. Bill was so sweet to us, funny and down to earth. We spoke about how we were both from the Midwest. We felt like he was really interested in us making the best decision for our family and not just to make a sale. Joe and him "just clicked" and he was an excellent agent. At the time we even went back to his place for a drink to celebrate us placing an offer on a house which was accepted. That was over 30 years ago - must have been right before he met and married you, Selma.

And then who would ever think that 7 years later Bill Opie and I would meet up again at RE/MAX RB when I was hired by Bill Simmons to be his office manager. Again, Bill Opie and I "just clicked" as co-worker friends and shared many good laughs together. What a dear man. He will be remembered fondly.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.
August 12, 2013
Dear Sylma, Bill was one of the first people we encountered in the Real Estate business when we moved to Rancho Bernardo. A man of great integrity and caring. Our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. God Bless, Bill and Carolyn Rarity
August 12, 2013
Bill was among the finest people to ever grace the planet. He was brilliant, caring, generous and hilarious. He taught me more about business, about myself and about life, than I ever learned in a classroom. I love you , Bill. Thanks for sharing part of you with all of us!
August 08, 2013
My dear Selma, My heart goes out to you in your time of loss. I will remember Bill for so many reasons but most of all for the love he had for his fellow man. May he rest in peace and find some great bridge games in his new home, someday I will be blessed to have him for a partner again.
August 08, 2013
It has been a number of years since Bill was active in San Diego Real Estate, but he had a major impact when he was. I sometimes think of the days when San Diego County had 11 Associations of REALTORS and an MLS in San Diego, El Cajon, South Bay, San Diegito...plus smaller MLSs in La Jolla, Point Loma, and Coronado...each with its own lock boxes. In the late 1980s, Bill was a force behind the creation of a countywide lock box system for San Diego County, and he was instrumental in the creation of one of the largest regional MLSs in the country in 1991, Sandicor.

Personally, Bill is one of the people who got me involved in leadership at SDAR. I served on Bill's Executive Committee in 1991. He appointed me as a CAR Director that same year, where I served for 20 years. He was a successful and well respected REALTOR member of the San Diego County real estate community, and a friend who I always looked forward to seeing.
August 06, 2013
I will and I do miss another life dear to me. A fine man I wish I had been closer to in our early years to gether. Bless him. So sorry.
T. Smith
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