I have had the pleasure to have known Bill in his later years. Bill also ran a Hobby Shop in Phoenix and his love of anything mechanical or electrical was evident in the things the store carried. Bill loved toy trains and through that connection we met. In recent years Bill and I would set up sales tables next to each other so I could assist him in the selling of some of his trains. Always kind and happy, the stories he told of his life time life in the Valley would keep my attention for hours. He will certainly be missed by me and all his friends in our local train club.