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August 27, 2015
I will never forget Bill's daring and humorous retorts during the ICBN in Saint Louis. I was a first-year graduate student and never knew that botanical nomenclature resulted in making biologists so animated. Bill was always helpful and supportive throughout many years of inquiries on nomenclature, Latin diagnoses, and selection of specific epithets. I am forever grateful to Bill for his generosity and kindness.

Condolences from John L. Clark - The University of Alabama
October 8, 2014
To Bill's family --

Since I live in Ann Arbor, I don't know how I missed seeing his obituary, now nearly a year ago. Today I received the Duke alumni magazine, and the sad news of his death was listed there. He was in my class at Duke, but when I took Plant Taxonomy, he was the T.A.! I took courses in Botany and worked in one of the labs, but I was a music major. I came to Ann Arbor when he did, into the M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Musicology at the U of M. Unfortunately, I never saw Bill again, though I certainly remembered him and thought of him from time to time. If he never told you about the prank he played at Duke, using nitrogen tri-iodide, you are welcome to contact me in order to hear the tale. Best wishes to you and your family.
March 30, 2014
Christiane and Family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband. I always remember Bill fondly when I think back on our years of Jr. High and High School together. He was so witty and so smart. Both the teachers and the students enjoyed being around him. I have not heard anything about him for so many years, but am not surprised by all I learned from his obituary. He made quite a contribution to the university community and left a wonderful legacy with his research work. May God give you peace and strength as you begin this new life without him.

Betty Tweel Rahal
March 30, 2014
So sad to hear of Bill's passing. He was my "mentor" in our high school physics class at Huntington High School, always with a great sense of humor.