William Ralph "Bill" Fink, 46, of Belleville, Ill., born July 28, 1969, in Belleville, Ill., encountered an unhandled exception in his core operating system, which prematurely triggered a critical "STOP" condition on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015.
Bill was an avid technophile, program developer, and educator, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist. Some of Bill's most impactful component subroutines centered around video games, coaching youth sports, building elaborate displays for Halloween, and spending time with family.
Bill is survived in legacy by his wife, Rhonda Michele, nee Gardiner, Fink of Belleville, Ill.; his children, Cassidy Gardiner and William John Fink of Belleville, Ill.; his parents, William and Nancy, nee Kaiser, Fink of Las Vegas, Nev.; his brothers, Michael and Matthew (Kelly) Fink of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a host of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins, and longtime friends from around the world.
Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Rhonda Fink. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Diagnostics indicated multiple cascading hardware failures as the root problem. Though his hardware has been decommissioned, Bill's application has been migrated to the Cloud and has been repurposed to run in a virtual machine on an infinite loop.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 20, 2015