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William George (Bill) Furst William George Furst was born in Flushing, Queens, New York on March 5, 1947 and passed away February 21,2014 in Eureka, California after a five month battle with cancer. He grew up close to his place of birth and continued to live there for the first 47 years of his life. After college Bill taught high school English in New York City and eventually switched careers to become a legal secretary. In 1993 he began corresponding with Bill Troiano who was living in Santa Barbara, CA and the following year Bill moved from New York to Santa Barbara. Bill continued in his legal career in Santa Barbara for the next 10 years and in 2004 Bill and his life partner Bill Troiano moved to Eureka, CA. Bill worked at the Humboldt Superior Court until his retirement in 2012. He was active in the Eureka Rhododendron Society, Fuchsia Society and Bonsai Society as well as the Splinter Group which was close to his heart. He leaves numerous cousins scattered throughout the country, his closest being William Funk and his family in New York. He will be sorely missed by his close friends on the North Coast and his life partner of 20 years, Bill Troiano. Notification of a celebration of life will follow in the near future. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Mar. 1 to Mar. 2, 2014
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