I am so sorry to learn of Bill's passing, just now, 5/7/14, as I called the shop, to schedule Bill to witness a Welding Test.
Bill was such a great Guy, he was so helpful to me in my Company Welding projects. He loved to take me out in his shop and share his love of his work with me.
He will be greatly missed. Sincere Condolences, Pete Wyman/Mettler-Toledo
Bev, Carole and I send you and Beth our sincerest condolences and heartfelt sympathy. You know how much I admired Bill and what a reliable friend and colleague he was to me for many years. I will say a little prayer for him and for you.
Bev - my thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill was a fantastic mentor. His guidance was instrumental in shaping my career. He will be missed.
Our prayers are with you and your family. I still remember those good ole OSU/AWS parties.
Take care and God Bless.
Ernest and Rhonda Levert, Dallas, TX
I am very lucky to have known and worked with you, Bill, Billy and Mike. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and know that I am also very sad from the loss of this very special person. I'm a better engineer from Mr. Bill's influence, as are countless others.
Bev, Betty and I join all your friends and loved ones in keeping you and your family in our prayers. Walt and Betty Buchsieb
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to Beth, Tim and the entire Svekric Family.
-Steve and Peggy DeOrio
Bev, my heart goes out to you and Bethie. Bill was more than a friend, he was like a third brother to me. I would write more but I'm having trouble seeing the keyboard through my tears.
Keeping u in prayer Bev once again for that strength in coping! No doubt your 'Bills' are reunited!
In about 1970 Mr Bill and I worked together in Detroit. Both being puzzlers we would trade puzzles, both math and structural/physical types. I found a solid wooden cube composed of many notched lincoln log type components; easy to take apart, put back together..not so much. I showed it to Bill after having solved it by repeatedly dismantling and reassembling in steps. He took it home to solve. Later he brought it back in a bag saying you do it!! It took us both several hours of hard work before putting the pieces back into the bag and dropping it into the waste can. That one simply whipped us. We'll have to solve that one down the road.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Beth. What a loss. Bill was a special man and a wonderful friend. We enjoyed our early engineering days and often helped each other solve the problems both of engineering and the world.
I always remember our trips to Colorado and Kentucky to climb and cave. What fun we had, except for that one dreadfully long and full car trip to Colo non stop. The trip was worth the fun however.
Even though distance and time has turned our friendship into "old friends" I will miss him dearly.
May he rest in peace.
So many wonderful memories of this sweet and peaceful man and my second mom Bev. I am greatful for the vacations together, so much love and laughter. Until we meet again.
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We have lost a dear friend, but the joy and guidance he has provided will remain with us forever. Professionally, Bill taught all of us who had the opportunity to work with him what it meant to be a Welding Engineer. Bev and Beth, my sincerest condolences for your loss! Godspeed Mr. Bill!
Our love and prayers are with you Beth and your beautiful Mother. May the Lord hold and keep you now and forever.
May Jesus welcome you with open hands. Say hello to al for me. Diane Mulraney