Independence, Missouri

Feb 13, 1932 – May 15, 2015 (Age 83)


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William J. "Bill" McDonald, 83, of Independence, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015 due to a massive heart attack. Visitation beginning with rosary at 5:30pm & continuing until 8pm on Tuesday, May 19th at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 3736 Lee's Summit Rd., Indep., MO. Mass of Christian...

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I am sorry that I am just now hearing of Bill's passing after so many years. My mother, Ranae (King) Soptic always spoke fondly of her time spent skating and competing at B&D and Bill's kindness. Rest In Peace.

one unselfish giving n caring gentleman

I also lived at the rink for many years. Dorothy it's Renee Chaney and I cherish all my memories from the rink! My love goes out to you and your family. It was a long time ago but my heart is with you.

I lived at the rink. Bill and the McDonald family was like a second family to me. Thank u so much for everything u did for the youth then. Wish there were more people like u now

Bill was a great guy & he will be missed by many. Thoughts & prayers for his family.

Bill will certainly be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

So sorry for your loss and the community's loss of such a kind man. We attended St Mark's along with the McDonald family and I do remember attending Mass at the skating rink while our Parish was under construction. Thank you to the McDonald family for some of the best memories of many weekends at the rink. I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest sympathy.

Bill, Dorothy with a new crop of skaters. About 1975

Thank you Bill, for being an inspiration, skating teacher, and a nice guy. Best wishes to your loving family.