To Bill's Family,
I am deeply saddened to just learn of Bill's death. Although we came from very different backgrounds, we had a very fine, close and humor-filled friendship. I so respected Bill's intellect, wit and willingness to argue about anything with anyone, including especially me. We were college roommates for 2 years at UW-Madison, and together marched in protest rallies, drank beer, and cooked each other inedible dinners. We reconnected by email a couple years ago, and had hoped to meet to see the Badger play football in Camp Randall. I am so saddened by your loss and send my belated best wishes.