Jena, I am shocked and saddened. Having shared an office with Bill for several years, I know what a great guy and talented designer he was. He will be missed. Best, David
Dear brother...I am feeling your love so much now... I cannot process and accept what has happened.. I talk to you all the time. I am feeling your spirit so much now. I miss you SO MUCH. Brother Bill, I love you now and forever.
I am going to miss you, my friend. I know your smile and your spirit will live on in your boy, Teague. Your passing is a stark reminder that every day of life is a gift, so LIVE IT! I know you did.
“Hug Your Family”
Those 3 meaningful words Jena wrote to me today when bearing the tragic details of Bill's passing will never be forgotten.
I only knew Jena's husband through the stories and pictures she shared with me through email and their 2012 Holiday video. I am grateful for knowing this beautiful family and hope they find peace and strength in the memories that will live on forever.
Jena, please know you and Teige are in my thoughts and prayers.
Life can be so vulnerable, and unfair… Hug your Family.
I just heard the news from my mom. I grew up in the neighborhood with Bill. He was a few years older than me, but I spent many summers at the neighborhood pool with him.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Jena, and all of Bill's family and friends, I am so sorry. It's hard to even fathom. My heart goes out to all of you. What stood out most about Bill was his laugh, the twinkle in his eye, and his obvious and genuine interest in the people around him. I wish you all peace, and also wonderful memories, of a very special man.
just heard the news from my Mom
I am really glad I got to see Bill one
last time at the last reunion
Never had a bad moment with Bill
We shared many laughs
I consider him to be one of my best friends from high school
Good Luck to his family
Oh, Jena. My deepest condolences to you, Teige, and the whole family. I only knew him for a brief time, but he really was one of the good ones, and someone who could light up a room with that smile and that presence. Sending all of my love along with the hope that you and Teige are getting the support you need. He was a wonderful person, and you two were lucky to find one another. But this is much, much too soon to say goodbye, and I am heartbroken to hear of your loss. Take care, my friend. Much love to you.
Dear Jena, Teige, Tim, Kristin, Karen, Jeane, Bill Sr., and the many others in the extended family: There are no words that can ease the pain of your loss, but know that Bill's spirit and memory is alive and well in our hearts.
“Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.” --Unknown
Sending you all peace and love...
Dear Jena and Teige
Today was the day that Bill and I were to meet and discuss a design project. As you know, I got to know Bill only last year and right away we hit it off. I held Bill in very esteem both as a talented designer as well as a friend with whome I could freely discuss graphic design, education, music, musicians from the Bay area (and he knew many well known performers) and life. I will miss him so. Peaceful thoughts to both of you
My sympathy and love goes out to Jena & Teige and the extended Shore & Fry families. Although Bill's passing is a very difficult time for his relatives and friends, it was evident from Bill's Celebration of Life how much he was respected and loved by those he touched during his short life.
A fitting Irish headstone reads: "Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but Love leaves a memory no one can steal."
I am so very saddened by this news. Bill was an amazing person. His greatest joy was making other people happy. This planet will not be the same without beautiful Bill. RIP my lovely friend.
Why so many young and gifted people are taken from us is beyond my understanding. He was too young and too loved to be lost so soon. Rest in peace Bill, you will always be in our memories and thoughts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those that knew Bill, Jena and Teige during this time. We wish you much love and support during this time. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help.
It's has been many many years since I have seen or spoken with Bill, but I don't think a day has gone by in all these years that I haven't had him and the group of friends from back then and his family in my thoughts. Always wondering what everyone is up to and how they are doing. Such great memories and an important time in my life. My heart is broken for his entire family and all the people that were lucky enough to have their lives touched by Bill.
Sleep well Bill.
I love you!
This has been a rough week my friend. I'm still numb from the news. I miss all the great times we had as roommates, co-workers, musicians and friends. My condolences to Jena and Tiege and the entire Shore family.
The Marin Catholic community sends our prayers and best wishes during this difficult time.
From grade school hockey player to high school rebel to punk drummer to serious musician to wonderful happy family man: a unique creative, observant and hilarious witty best friend forever.
We connected well through many phases together.
I listen to your voice all the time Bill Shore.
My Brother. So sorry you left us so early. I'm glad I got to see you this year at our 30th renunion. You will be missed by all the friends you made along the way. Peace.
Like others have said, and your obit says well, Bill was smart and engaged, we all loved that about Bill. He rocked. My sincerest sympathies.
We are so saddened by your heartbreaking loss. We hope that memories of Bill will keep you filled with warmth and strength and that you can feel the support and love of all of us who are here for you and Teige. With love, Louise, Brian, and Thomas
Bill was a funny guy in high school. Too young,too soon to lose him. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Our hearts go out to you, your son and family. Although we did not know Bill for long, we found him to be personable, approachable, funny, and a sensitive, caring father and husband. Please accept our sincere wishes that you can find some inner peace during this very sad time. If we can do anything to help, please let us know.
Warm Hugs, Judy and Fabio
I had the privilege of going to high school with Bill...and will always cherish the last conversation I had with him at our high school reunion in September. Bill Shore, always cool, unassuming, smart and warm. The world has lost one of the good ones. My heart breaks for his family. I am so sorry you all have to endure such a tremendous loss.
Very Sad ! Rest In Peach.
Cousin Marie in Kilkenny, Ireland
Bill was a great friend, sensitive, caring and very funny. I've stolen some of his funniest comments that I still use to this day. He seemed to be always positive, and although we drifted apart a bit, when we did see each other it was as if no time had passed at all. The world will miss him.
Bill shared some of the finest moments of my life, and he worked hard to help create them. I think this holds true for all that knew and loved him. A heart-breaking loss.
Even though I did not know Bill personally, his sister in law is my dearest and closest friend. I am so sorry for the family's loss and my thoughts are with you all in this difficult time.
I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I haven't spoken with Bill in ages, but our bands used to play together often long ago. He was a just great bloke and someone I knew would live a good life. Funny, sharp -- and kind, which was rare in those circles back then. I never got a chance to meet you Jena and Teige, but you are in my thoughts.
Bill will always be a part of my greatest memories.His kindness was unmatched.I will miss him and remember fondly
Jena and Tiege,
We are holding you in our hearts. We mourn with you the loss of Bill; he was such a good man. We send all our love to you.
Bill was always a happy face at high school and I'm sure in later life. It was great knowing you, rest in peace.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending you heartfelt condolences...
Jena and Teige.
Know that he is watching you, guiding you, loving you still... We are so sorry for your loss and if there anything we can do for you, we will.
Our paths seldom crossed over the years, but the times Bill and I spent as kids playing hockey at Raydine's and in the backyard on Meriam are indelibly etched into my memory. I am profoundly grateful for having shared my youth with Bill. May God bless him and bring peace and comfort to his family.
Jena, I can't imagine the pain of your shock and grief. I pray for your family to all to find strength to get through this unexplainable time.
Jena, our thoughts and prayes are with you. Thom and I are both praying for strength, acceptance, and peace for you and Teige.
Jena and Teige, we are so deeply saddened by the news of Bill's passing. Please lean on us for whatever you might need in the coming months. We are here for you both.
Much love, the Fortescues.
Bill and Jeanne - I was so shocked to learn of your son's sudden death. I can't express my heartfelt sadness for you and his family. My prayers are wih you.
Jena, I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your husband. My prayers go out to you and your son for strength during this very difficult time in your lives. Warmest regards, Sarita
Jena, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know that you will find strength in the very special memories you have created with Bill and your family over the years.
Bill jnr.rest in peace,dear cousin,the music will never die.
Tom and Joan Phelan Kilkenny Ireland.
Jena and Teige, I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jena, so sorry to hear of your loss, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.
I moved to San Rafael as an 18 year old boy from the UK, and spent much time in my first year or two lonely and confused. Bill Shore stood head and shoulders above the great majority of my friends and acquaintances with regard to his depth of compassion, sensitivity and kindness - all while maintaining the requisite degree of 'cool' aspired to by all young people. He inspired me over the last two decades to aspire to the same level of empathy toward others I might meet.
Though we lost touch, I frequently thought of him, of his words, phrases, smile, his ability as a musician and ultimately, his compassion for humanity and for living. Though our friendship was brief and long ago, I am deeply saddened to hear this news. I can only imagine the pain those closer to Bill are feeling, and my greatest commiserations go to all of you. You should be extremely proud to have been part of Bill's life.
So saddened to learn of Bill's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the Shore family. I will always remember his kind, gentle, easy-going, and funny personality, and he will live forever in my memories of our friendship. Godspeed, Billy!
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news. Bill was the first drummer I ever performed with, way back when we were teens. Prayers to his family during this difficult time. --Nicki Petruzzella Kerns
Jena, I've been thinking a lot about you and please know we are there for you and Teige--whatever you need.
Bill was a very funny and kind person!
Jena and Teige, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I can't imagine what you are going through and want you to know the school and community are all here for you in any way you need. Sending warmth and love your way.
Fair winds, following seas and a peaceful rest, Bill. It was always an interesting time back then and when I hear songs, I think back to those days and our class, your comments and takes on events, even 30+ years later. Too young, too soon. My family and I send our prayers for you and your family in these difficult times.