William Hector BONCHER

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BONCHER, William Hector, age 71, died November 17, 2012 at the home of his daughter in Burlington, Vermont, after courageously battling cancer for 14 months. Bill was born in Buffalo, N.Y in 1941 and grew up in Bradford, PA and Dallas, Texas. He was a graduate of Stanford University and earned a PhD in Economics from Indiana University with a specialty in Soviet studies. After a ten year teaching career as a tenured professor of Economics at Seton Hall University, Bill retired to live out West where he split his time between his two permanent residences in Nathrop, Colorado and Tucson, Arizona. In retirement, Bill enjoyed his many building projects including designing and building two dream houses, exploring by foot the mountains in the vicinity of his Colorado home and pursuing his love of politics and economics. His greatest joy and happiness were derived from his extraordinary ability to engage in lively conversation with family and friends. This gift was granted him to the very end. He is survived by two daughters, Heidi of Burlington, VT and Kirstin of NY, NY; brother, John of West Newbury, MA and four grandchildren. Memorial Services will be held in Burlington, Vermont and Nathrop, Colorado. Arrangements by STEPHEN GREGORY CREMATION SERVICES.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Nov. 22, 2012
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