William Kriston



William Kriston, 62, passed away on July 9, 2013, after battling Polycythemia, a rare blood disease. Bill was born March 14, 1951, to Clyde and Grace (Lloyd) Bruggers in Westlake, Ohio. Bill was a 1969 graduate of Perrysburg High School. He went on to serve his country in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. Upon returning home, Bill earned a BA in Political Science from BGSU, a private pilot's license and flight instructor certification.

Bill was passionate about photography and traveled extensively, most recently to Antarctica, thereby setting foot on all 7 continents.

Bill is survived by his sister, Marie (Andy) Pach; his brothers, Clark (Katherine) Bruggers and John (Helen) Bruggers; nephews and nieces, Clyde Bruggers, Nicholas Bruggers, Emily Pach, and Katie Pach.

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Published in Toledo Blade on July 16, 2013