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September 18, 2019
Deepest condolences to the entire Spring Family, Rob, Candy, Baker, and your respective spouses and all of Wills nephews and nieces from the Hatch Family, Robyn, Madeline, Frances and me (Rod). Our Family met the Spring Family around 1976 in Boca Grande, Florida on spring break and Will and I became classmates at Williams College a couple of years later. Will and I graduated together and over the four years we became close friends at Williams. We dined regularly together and shared a lot of fun college memories, parties, sporting events, played golf, went to many restaurants, spent hours talking in dorms. Spring breaks in Boca Grande. We did a senior winter study bird watching trip to Trinidad and Tobago where we spent a week in the mountain rain forest of Trinidad at ASA Wright and saw the rare cave dwelling Oilbirds and then spent a week on the beaches of Tobago. Wow we were pleased with ourselves escaping Williamstown that January and getting to spend a week at the beach! Will got an A+ on a Philosophy / History of Ideas term paper one semester, a grade from Professor Lazlo Versenyi who only gave a grade of A plus if the student actually taught him something new. Needless to say, this was considered an impossible feat. Will was convinced he was going to get an A+ and he worked for weeks on this paper. No one believed it possible, so when Will actually got the A+ none of his fellow students could believe it, he howled with laughter and had a smile from ear to ear. I had dinner with a couple of our classmates two months ago who still remember Will and his A+ and they were recounting the story. After college we remained close friends, when I lived in New York City we would have regular dinners at East Side eateries like Mad Hatter, J.G. Mellons, Dallas BBQ or Petaluma and occasionally Oyster Bar at Plaza or Grand Central. Will loved fresh seafood meals, Lobster, Crab legs, steamers, bouillabaisse, also fennel. Will would have lunch with his brother Rob almost weekly and he would often call me on the weekend and tell me how good whatever fresh seafood meal he had with older brother Rob. Early on Will visited my family on Long Island, he met my Grandmother and Aunt, Uncle and cousins. We played golf, went boating and pheasant hunting and also went to many seafood restaurants in search of the perfect meal. After I moved out of the City we still remained in touch, talking regularly weekly on and off and laughing about silly things, sometimes we had not much to say. When he called me he would always start by saying Oh Hi Rod. Will was a great guy with a great sense of humor and an unmistakable laugh. Will was a kind, thoughtful, decent gentleman. He was always positive and he truly had a gentle soul. Will loved his family, both of his parents with whom he took many fabulous trips. He enjoyed reading, politics, exercising, swimming, jogging and walking and he loved his Church which brought him great peace. He would often tell me what his brothers and sister and nephews and nieces were up to when we spoke on the phone. I spoke to Will on August 17th, He was in good spirits and he was in a good place in his life so the news of his passing two days later was a heartbreaking mind-numbing shock. Will was one of my best and oldest friends. I am going to miss Will, our conversations, his laugh, our phone calls. Will was a true friend! I will always have great memories of Will and our friendship! I am sure Will is at peace and has joined his Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Spring. Rest in Peace Will!

Rodney S. Hatch III and Robyn, Madeline and Frances
September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019
There are people in the world who are takersand people who are givers.

Will Spring was a giver.

He delighted in giving gifts to friends, loved ones and family.

Sometimes they were tangible objects of beauty, like a rare Japanese tea set, antique figurine or hand carved object of beauty.

But Will also gave gifts that weren't just objects of art or material things. Often, his gifts were a warm note of thanks, a phone call to share a laugh, story or scripture reading and especially
his prayers for the well-being of his family and friends.

He was a devout believer and understand the importance and power of prayer.

He was on intimate terms with his Creator the Father and his Son, Jesus, and right now I imagine he is trying to intercede, with his soul full of love, for those of us who are struggling on this side of the Veil.

He was a wonderful brother-in-law and friend. I will miss him greatly.
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