In my 45 years of pipe collecting, Bill was one of the nicest guys I met. we had some great times at the Chicago shows. I was glad that my kletter to Tracey Mincer got him started on the Custombilt book. It turned out great. He will be ever so sorely missed.
I have not personally met Bill, but he has made an impact in my life.
Gid's blessings, love and peace to his family.
Thinking of you, Pam. What a giant loss this must be. Wishing you all that is good and sustaining.
We just got back into town and heard the sad news of Bill's passing. Our condolences to you, Pam, upon the loss of your long-time mate and friend. We'll miss seeing him at the Zeppelin concerts and other places around Columbus. He was one of the really good men in everyone's lives.
Pam and family: So so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. Pam, you were his shining star, rock and excellent care giver. You fought for him till the very end. Bill will be missed.
We were sorry to learn of Bill's death. We met Bill soon after we founded Columbus Monthly in June, 1975, and he authored the cover story for the fourth issue, September, 1975. It was a funny, irreverent recollection about his time as a bench-warming football player for OSU and Coach Woody Hayes, titled "Hiding from Woody: Memoirs of a Green Weeny." We remember Bill as a witty and talented guy.
Lennie and Max Brown
My thoughts and prayers to Pam ... thank you for sharing the example of your dedicated marriage ..my prayers for all of the family and friends who are grieving.
Sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It is always sad to lose a Mounder. My condolences to his family and friends.
So sorry Pam. Margaret and I will always remember the Sundays we spent watching our shows at your house and what great fun it was. All our love. Tom and Margaret
To: Pamela Millnitz Unger & Family
My condolences on Bill's passing. I remember him from when I was a “walk on” on The Ohio State University football team. Our next meeting was when I met you and Bill when I was selling widow Gastel Ebert's large “mansion” at 800 Franklin Avenue for $16,000, and catching hell for my advertising it as “another German Village.” Pam, you can be proud that you and Bill recognized the potential of the area and pioneered in what is now Olde Towne East. I often thought of you two and wondered how you were doing. I am certain that you made a good investment in the “decaying mansion” 35 years ago.
I fondly remember that Bill liked his pipe, which was a bit unusual for a young guy back then. You had many happy years together as the obituary implied, and I was happy to see that you stayed together in the old mansion for many of those years. I remember that Bill was an English major and was impressed to see that he got a masters and Ph.D. If there is anything I can do for you in your time of sorrow, please do not hesitate to ask.
Our hearts and prayers are with you Pam. He was a great neighbor.
John, Betty & Patrick Canty
I shall miss my 'Word Boy'..sincere sympathy to Pam and the Unger family.
Bill was a great friend for over forty years who will be missed. Our hearts are with Pam.
Micki and Mike Zak
I mourn with you the loss of a man I've come to know in the many years I've been lucky enough to be in the thoughts of Pam and Bill. I miss him terribly and open my heart to you, Pam. I am blessed to have spent some time back there over the glories of Thanksgiving and the remembrance of all things musical with someone that felt the holiness of music as I do. It was a time where he shined, and that light helps me a little more everyday.
Our heartfelt and sincere condolences to Pam and the Unger family.
Pam you are in my thoughts and prayers. Bill will be sadly missed.
Frank and Jean Agriesti
The class of '57 remembers you. Best thoughts are with your family at this time.
From the moment I met Bill and Pam in the vrey early 70's, they have been lodged in my heart....that will never change; farewell dear Bill - our sincere condolences to darling Pam and all members of the Unger family.
Julie (and daughters Wendy and Emily, who as children had the good fortune to be around Bill and Pam in Onio)and Chad Langhans, Vista, CA
Bill Unger was a fine human being and a kind editor, giving writers a chance to be published solely on their merits, not on the degree to which their names were known. He gave much more to the world than he took from it.
Pam : My. Hart goes out to you & your beloved dog. My prayers are with you. Love Santa Bob aka Mother Bob
Pam, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Although I only met Bill a few times in our chance meetings at CATCO, it was obvious to me that he was a very special man, and the affection between you was palpable. My love to you always, dear friend.
Bill, you were a beacon to the pipe-collecting community. Your generosity in letting the American pipeman have a voice will live on with the fantastic work you accomplished with the "Pipe Collector."
-Gary B. Schrier, Briar Books Press
All of your home town-Mt.Morris-mourns this day.My sympathy to the family...we feel deminished,too..Lynne and her sisters
Bill, I consider myself lucky to have known and worked with you. You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your commitment to our community.
Deepest sympathy to Bill's Family & Friends
Bill - you will be sorely missed. My love to Pam and your legacy.
Bill will be missed,such a good guy.