I have been blessed to know Bill since 1984 when I dated and later married his son Doug (soon to be 28 years).
Bill was a paradox. A unique blend of genius and humanity.
I remember fondly Bill's sense of humor. He made the comparison of dressing a toddler to that of threading a sewing machine when it was on ..and then would chuckle softly at his own joke.
He was very soft spoken and never rose his voice and you would draw you into his stories and philosophies.He was captivating.
He loved so many things- his family, his travels, classical music especially Baroque....and the great joy he had when he sailed.
He had incredible patience and tenacity which combined with his genius and vision led to breakthrough inventions that have advanced medical science. Ultrasound technologies have aided in earlier detection and thus prevention of diseases that were debilitating in the past.I have been the beneficiary of these wonderful technologies along with millions of people all over the world.
Because of his vision and gifts the world is a better place. He will be missed.