William Gordon Husted
1946 - 2018
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William (Bill} Husted, popular AJC Technobuddy columnist, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 71 on August 9, 2018. Bill was known for his folksy, witty column in the AJC which endeavored to make the internet and technology accessible and friendly to those with limited expertise and experience. Bill started his career in journalism at the Arkansas Democrat in Little Rock where he eventually became city editor. From there he went into advertising, but returned to reporting for the AJC in 1990. He worked as a business reporter, editor of the Technology Section and Techobuddy and Helpdesk columnist. He is survived by his wife Mary, his step-children, Ryan and Erin Bauslaugh, his sister, Susan Murch, and brother Scott Husted. Bill was a unique character. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him, as well as friends and fans who enjoyed his keen and quirky sense of humor. Those who wish to honor Bill should eat some fried food and raise a glass of wine in his honor. Donations St. Jude's would also be appreciated. Funeral services are being held in Oceanside, California. Fischer Funeral Care, Atlanta www.fischerfuneralcare.com Husted, William Gordon


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Published in Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Sep. 19 to Sep. 20, 2018.
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February 5, 2019
I was very sad to learn of Bill's passing. I loved his column, Technobuddy, and enjoyed reading his advice and stories. Being technology challenged he made me feel like I could do actually do some things. But I loved his best advice as to not make things worse and get out the "plastic (credit card)." My sympathy goes out to his family.
Stephanie Langlois
February 5, 2019
Stephanie Langlois
February 2, 2019
I just came across a column that I had saved from last summer some time. My late husband and I always enjoyed reading his stuff and felt like we could relate to the way he presented what could be difficult-to-understand material. After reading it through once again I Googled him so that I could forward it to a friend, and that's when I sadly discovered that he had passed away. I am so very sorry, he seemed like a really great guy. Much too young to leave this earth . . .
Shay Collier
December 11, 2018
Bill was a great mentor to me when I was a scruffy-faced, wide-eyed intern at the AJC in the early 90s. He was always gracious and funny and I learned a lot about writing and talking to people from Bill..Condolences to his family.

Malcolm X Abram
Akron Beacon Journal
September 20, 2018
Very sorry to hear the news. Bill was a good friend. We talked as recently as June, on email, remembering our days working together in the business section of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but mostly our days of playing golf, a game at which Bill was purely horrible. He and I and my young son, Drew, age 10, played on many wonderful Sunday afternoons, Bill shooting 10 and 12 on holes with club selections that defied convention, reason and sanity. He was hysterical. Bill was incredibly generous. Once, after my divorce, when every day was a financial struggle, I had dinner with Bill at his place. After dinner he went into a back room and came out with a paper sack and said I want you to have this. I looked in the sacks and it was stuffed with wads of $1 dollar bills. I said no, no, no. But he insisted. When I got home I counted the money. More than $250. In our emails in June Bill and I recounted one of the funniest Thanksgiving dinners in history, at his house in Smyrna, with friends and a big cat prowling the premises and scaring the heck out of everybody. I had a sore stomach the next morning from laughing so hard. Bill, I miss you; everybody who knew you misses you. My regards and condolences to your family. You will carry on in our memories, and for me, beyond that, carry on in laughter. For years I've smiled and laughed remembering our days over dinners and on the golf course. I'm not sure what club it takes to get from here to the hereafter, and I'm pretty sure you picked the wrong one -- but made the shot, anyway.
Jeffry Scott
September 19, 2018
Always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow ham radio operator. Rest in Peace Bill 73

Dick K2UFT
Atlanta Radio Club
September 19, 2018
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of your love one William. May you find peace and comfort in the God of all comfort. Matt 5:4.
CA White
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