We called him Billy. My first cousin was ten years older than I, and always highly esteemed. My mother, his father's only sister, saved photos of Billy in his naval officer's uniform. They are still prized family possessions. Wonderful childhood memories of a talented, sincere cousin.
Betsy--remember Grandma's bungalow on the Shark River? When all the Hoffmans came, it was a Norman Rockwell kind of Americana at its finest. Love and sympathy to you and to all who cherished Bill and will continue to have fond memories. Hoping to see you in person soon--your cousin,