William Ames
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AMES, William WILLIAM FRANCIS AMES William Francis Ames passed on August 3rd. Bill was a wonderful man with an amazing mind. He was a devoted and loving husband for 58 years to Terry and father to Karen, Susan, and Pam. Bill was born December 8, 1926 in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. He is a Navy veteran of WWII and the Korean War. He obtained his undergraduate (Phi Beta Kappa) as well as graduate degrees in applied mathematics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1950 and 1954, respectively. He was a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Delaware and the University of Iowa. In 1975 he joined Georgia Institute of Technology and became the director of the school of mathematics in 1982 and chairman of the University Center of Mathematics in 1988. He is 'Regents' Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Georgia Tech. He authored eighteen technical books and 113 research publications on applied mathematics and proudly collaborated on several publications with his daughter Karen, also a professor of mathematics. Many of these publications have been translated internationally. Bill Ames became co-editor-in-chief in 1991 of the Journal of the Mathematical Analysis and Applications. He always showed exceptional levels of devoted service, was greatly respected among his colleagues, and his legacy continues with his numerous graduate students who became professors at universities worldwide. Bill's passions were playing bridge, completing the daily crossword puzzles with Terry, international and national travel, spending time with his family and friends, talking about mathematical problems with his daughter Karen, and reading historical books, having an abundance of knowledge, better known as trivia to most. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Terry, his older brother, Don Ames, his younger sister, Joanne Wilcox, his loving daughters, Susan and Pam and their spouses, Mikey and Marc, and his sister-in-law, Ethel Danielson. Throughout his long and accomplished life, Bill has always been enthusiastic and generous in his encouragement for all matters. He will be dearly missed. We love you so very much Bill. A celebration of Bill's life will be held on Thursday, August 13. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Habitat for Humanity. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Georgia 404- 355-7627
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Published by Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Aug. 11, 2009.
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Dad. Thank you for being here for Pam. You are in my heart and I think of you all the time. I am so grateful you were my dad. I will love you forever. Susan.
Susan
April 3, 2021
Happy Birthday, Dad!!! Love and miss you very much. I hope you are watching over Sue and me. Please help me to become NED for years to come. Sending love and hugs to everyone. XOXO
pam
December 8, 2020
Happy birthday Dad. Miss you every day. I learned so much from you. I will never forget. I love you. ❤❤❤
Susan
December 8, 2020
Love you dad. Going to visit Mom and Pam tomorrow. Miss you. ❤❤❤❤❤
October 31, 2020

Dear Dad,
I will never forget eleven years ago, today. It is vivid in memory. I love and miss you greatly. You are forever in my thoughts. Give my love to everyone. Hugs. xoxo
Pam
August 3, 2020
Happy Father's Day! I miss you so much. You were a great dad! I miss our talks and your sound advice. I wish you were here to help with Mom. It is getting so very difficult. I know you are here in spirit and guiding the way. I love you to the moon and back. Give my love to everyone. xoxo
pam
June 21, 2020
Dear Dad,
Thinking of you today on Memorial Day. I wanted to thank you for your service. I wish you were here today to celebrate. I miss you so much, it hurts. I wish you were here to help with Mom. When I visit her, I always see your picture and know you are watching over her. She is ready to join you. Please help her to pass over peacefully and easily with no pain. I love and miss you so so much.
Pam
May 25, 2020
Dear Dad,
Today is 10 years since you left us. I remember that day well. I miss you as much today, as I did then. The hurt never goes away. I so wish you were here to help with Mom. She may be joining you soon. I know you all will welcome her with open arms. I love and miss you so very much. Give my love and hugs to everyone. I so wish you all were here. XOXO
Pam
August 3, 2019
Just wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day! You were a great dad. I miss you so very much. It really hurts. I wish you were here. Sending you much love. Give my love to everyone.
Pam
June 16, 2019
Happy Birthday, Dad!
I hope you heard me singing to you. Sending much love to you, Karen, Ethel, and Mikey. Has Vladi found you yet? If so, give him a loving hug from me. I so wish you all were here. I miss you so very very much. XOXO
Pam
December 8, 2018
Dear Dad,
Today is Veteran's Day, and I know how important being a veteran was to you. There are so few veterans alive from WWII. Today is a big day because it is the 100 year anniversary for ending WWI. 11/11/11 Thank you for serving our country. I love and miss you greatly. Hugs always.
Pam
November 11, 2018
Hi Dad. Miss you everyday. I will never forget you. And I will love you forever. Hugs to you and Karen and Ethel.
Susan
August 4, 2018
Dear Dad,
It has been 9 years since you left us. This is a very very difficult day; so very sad. I miss you so very much and having you here for your support. Mom is doing alright, sometimes she knows me and other times not. I read the obituary we wrote for you and so many people mentioned have joined you. I truly hope you are all together, enjoying each other's company and looking out for Mom, Susan, Marc and me. I think of you all the time and miss you terribly. You were always so wise and gave such good advice. I love you so very much and am sending you hugs and kisses always. Give my love to everyone.
Pam
August 3, 2018
Happy Fathers Day, Dad! We sure do miss you and our conversations. Hope you are happy! Give our love to everyone. We love love very much. ❤❤❤
Pam and Susan
June 18, 2018
Hi Dad!
Yesterday I was with Mom, and we discussed that it would have been your 67th anniversary, so I wanted to toast the two of you! I miss you every day. You were in a dream of mine last night. It was so good to see you. It makes me cry. I hope you are happy. Give my love to everyone. I love and miss you always.
Pam
May 30, 2018
Merry Christmas, Dad! Sure do miss you and wish you were here! Love and hugs always.
pam
December 25, 2017
Happy Birthday, Dad! Wish you were here, so we could celebrate, but I am sure you are surrounded in love from Karen, Ethel, Mikey, and Don. Mom is doing fine and is not ready to join you, but I know when she is, you will embrace her with love. I miss you terribly and really really wish you were here. I love you to the moon and back.
Pam
December 8, 2017
Happy Father's Day, Dad! I sure do miss you and so very much wish you were here! I cherish you being my dad. Love and hugs forever and ever.
Pam
June 18, 2017
Happy Anniversary, Dad! It would be 66 years today. Mom is doing fine. She enjoys her daily activities. I know she misses you. I miss you so very very much and your guidance. I love you forever. Give hugs and love to everyone.
Pam
May 29, 2017
Dear Dad, I miss you so very, very much. Happy New Year. Love forever
Susan
December 31, 2016
I love and miss you so very very much, Dad. You are forever in my heart. xoxo
pam
December 29, 2016
Hi DAD, Miss you so much. Happy 90. Hugs to all those spirits around. Is Mikey with you? I sure hope so. You always made me feel safe. I love you.
Susan
December 9, 2016
Happy Birthday, Dad!
Today is a big one for you...90 years old! I wish you were here to celebrate, but just know that I love and miss you very, very much. I hope you, Karen, and Ethel have embraced Mikey and are having great conversations with him and maybe even playing a duet together! Please watch over Sue and send her much love. hugs and love forever.
Pam
December 8, 2016
Dear Dad,
I miss you very much. You are always in my thoughts. I miss our talks and your advice. It makes me so sad that you have been gone for 7 years. Mom is doing well. I know she misses you very much. She is always asking about you. I love you very much. Give my love to Karen and Ethel. I so wish you were here. XOXO
Pam
August 3, 2016
Hi Dad today is the day you passed 7 years ago. I hate this day.. so hard to get out of bed. I miss you everyday and your strong presence in life. You made everything seem so secure. I love you and will always love you. Thank you for coming to me in my dreams this morning. It was nice to see you happy. hugs to Karen and Ethel.
susan
August 3, 2016
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
I love you, I miss you, and I think of you always. I hope you are happy and watching over us. Sending you lots of hugs and kisses.
Pam
June 19, 2016
Happy New Year, Dad!
I wish you were here celebrating with us, but know that you are with Karen. Mom is doing fine in her new place. She misses you and asks about you in her own special way. I love and miss you forever.
Pam
January 1, 2016
Oh Happy Day, Dad!
You are 89 today. Wow! Wish I could have spent more years with you. I hope you had a great day and celebrated with Karen, Don, Joanne, and Ethel. Please give them all my love. I miss you so very much, Dad! XOXO
Pam
December 8, 2015
Dear Dad,
I am missing you so much right now and wish you were here. Tomorrow is a day of thanks and I am so very grateful you are my dad. You will always be in my heart and thoughts. I love you. Susan
November 25, 2015
Dear Dad,
I have been thinking of you today! I know how important being a veteran was to you. Thank you for serving our country. I love and cherish you forever.
Pam
November 11, 2015
Dear Dad,
I just reread your obituary...made me cry. So many of the names that survived you are now with you. I hope you are with Karen, Don, Joanne and Ethel having good conversations and playing cards. Yesterday was especially emotional for me. As Susan said memories come flashing back. I so understand why, but still cannot seem to wrap my head around it. Mom is in a good space and place right now. Not sure if it was you, but want to think it was, sending me a message the other night through the CO2 alarm. I love you and miss you very much, Dad.
Pam
August 4, 2015
Dear Dad,
Today is always a tough day. You are on my mind all day and all the memories come flashing back. I miss you so much, wish we could talk, with you could hold me. I hope you are at peace and Karen is with you. Thank you of all you gave us. I will love you forever.
Susan
August 3, 2015
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
I love and miss you very very much! Wish you were here. We moved Mom to a really nice place for better care. I know you have seen it because you have been with us all the way. I really really miss you. Hugs to you. Love forever...pam
Pam
June 21, 2015
HI Dad miss you and love you.. wish we could talk.
Susan
April 7, 2015
Dad missing you so muchxoxoxo
Susan
February 17, 2015
Happy happy day, Dad! Wow...88! Hope you have been enjoying your special day and got to celebrate with family. I miss you terribly and wish so very, very much you were here. I often ask why and other times can sort of understand. I truly hope you are happy. You deserve to be. Mom is fine. She enjoys her place and is in the moment. Kisses and hugs to you always. Hope you hear me singing. Love you.
Pam
December 8, 2014
Dear Dad… missing you so very very much. I love you and hope you are happily ever after. Happy birthday Dad. x0x0x0.. and if Karen and Don are with you tomorrow… big hugs to them too. love you. susan
Susan Ames
December 7, 2014
Happy Veterans Day, Dad! Thanks for serving our country! I know you were with us as we celebrated Mom's 90th. I love and miss you so very much.
Pam
November 11, 2014
Dear Dad....I can't believe it has been 5 years. It still hurts so very much. I just want it to be not so. I love you so much and think of you everyday. I wish i could hug you, talk to you, laugh with you, and have a beer with you. It is hard to navigate life without you. You will be in my heart forever. I miss you very much and will love ypu forever.
Susan
August 3, 2014
I love you very much!
Pam
August 2, 2014
Dear Dad,
Thinking of you and wishing so much you were here. I miss being able to talk with you. I can't believe it has been five years. I love you forever.
Pam
August 2, 2014
Hi Dad,
Thinking of you and missing you so much this Father's day. You were a great dad and I learned so much from you. Thank you. Love you forever.
Susan
June 15, 2014
Dear Dad,
I am really missing you this Father's Day. Just took Mom home. We had a nice dinner...Copper River Salmon. Wish you were here. I know how much you like that salmon. I wish you were here so I could talk with you about things. Miss our chats so much. Miss you. Love you always. Hugs and kisses.
Pam
June 14, 2014
HI Dad… thinking about you a lot. Today is your anniversary and I am missing you very much. Mom is hanging in there. I sure hope you are with Karen, Don and Ethel. Hugs to all of you. I love you.
Susan
May 29, 2014
Dear Dad,
Thinking of you this Memorial Day. I miss and love you very very much. I hope you are with Karen, Don, Ethel, and Joanne. It has been a difficult year with the loss of Don and Ethel. Mom is doing alright. Enjoying the moment. Hugs and love to you always.
Pam
May 25, 2014
Dear Dad.. missing you so much. Love you.
Susan
April 23, 2014
hi Dad, just checking in. I miss you
Susan
February 13, 2014
Happy New Year, Dad!
I am sending you hugs and kisses. Please join Marc and me for a glass of champagne at midnight. Mom is doing alright. We just spent a week in Palm Springs. She can enjoy the moment. I love and miss you so very much. Wish you were here. Please let Don know that you are with him and sending your love his way. love and hugs forever...
Pam
December 31, 2013
Happy Birthday Dad!
Have a great day and celebrate with Karen. I hope you heard me singing to you earlier. I miss and love you so very, very much. You are in my thoughts every day. Hugs and love forever.
Pam
December 8, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day, Dad! I love and miss you so very, very much.
Pam
November 11, 2013
Dear Dad,
I hope you were with Karen today celebrating her birthday. Maybe you were enjoying a cup of coffee and her favorite coffee cake. Mom is doing well in her new place. We celebrated her birthday this past weekend and tonight. She enjoys the moment. I miss and love you very much.
Pam
November 5, 2013
Dear Dad, I wish it got easier, but I miss you so. Hope you get to be with Karen and your sister and other family members. I love you forever.
Susan
August 3, 2013
I love you forever, Dad.
August 3, 2013
I love you forever.
August 3, 2013
Thinking of you, Dad. It has been four years. I sure do miss you and love you very, very much. Hugs to you and to Karen always.
August 3, 2013
Dear Dad.. happy father's day.. I sure miss you. love you forever.
Susan
June 16, 2013
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
I miss and love you so very much. I only wish you were here so we could celebrate. Please celebrate with Karen and have some coffee cake together. You are the best. I miss our conversations. You taught me so much. Hugs to you always and forever!
Pam
June 16, 2013
Happy Anniversary DAD! Today is the day you and Mom married. I have the pictures and they are so beautiful. I love you and hope you know how much and how much I miss you. Big hug to you and Karen too.
Susan
May 29, 2013
Dear Dad,
Thinking of you on this Memorial Day! I love and miss you very very much. I am sure you know, but Mom is doing well. So glad we got her to move to Seattle. I know you are watching over all of us. Give Karen a big hug and kiss from me and to you too!
Pam
May 27, 2013
Dear Dad,
Yesterday was hard for me. You were on my mind all day long . I hope you heard me sing. I miss you. all my love, forever.
Susan
December 9, 2012
Happy Birthday Dad!
I sure do miss you and wish you were here to help us with Mom. We know we are doing the right thing, but also realize it could be a very difficult time. Maybe she will surprise us. I know you have been with us through all the planning. Hope you heard me singing and got my kiss I blew to you. Sending you and Karen hugs and kisses. I love you very much, Dad! Only wish you were here. Enjoy your special day.
Pam
December 8, 2012
Dear Dad,
Today is Veteran's Day, and I wanted to thank you for your service to our country. I miss you so very much. Love you always.
Pam
November 11, 2012
Dear Dad,
I wanted you to know that Susan and I are going to help celebrate Don's 90th birthday in St. Louis. I know you will be there with all of us and we will give him hugs and kisses from you. I really, really miss you. Love you.
August 3, 2012
Dear Dad,
So often I ask why. I can only speculate and when I do I think I can understand. I miss you and love you so very much forever. Please give Karen my love.
Pam
August 3, 2012
thinking of you... miss you so much..love you forever
Susan
August 3, 2012
Dear Dad, Your loss just does not seem to get much easier but I am trying. I miss you so very much and hope you are resting peacefully. All my love, forever
Susan
August 2, 2012
Hi Dad!
I was just thinking of you and wanted to say hi. I miss you very much.
Love you.
Pam Ames
July 24, 2012
Happy Father's Day, Dad!
I love you and miss you very, very much. Wish you were here.
Pam
June 17, 2012
Dear Dad... I really miss you. I hope you can hear me when I speak to you. I love you and thank you for everything.
susan
April 23, 2012
Dear Dad,
I miss you very, very much. I think of you all the time and really miss being able to talk with you; however, I talk to you. I hope you hear me and maybe it was you joking with me and setting off my alarm in the middle of the night. Send Sue birthday wishes and join me in singing to her. I love you, Dad.
Pam
April 22, 2012
Dear Dad.. just wanted to say hi.. and am missing you. love you
Susan
February 8, 2012
Dearest Dad,
Joanne passed yesterday. I am hoping that you came and got her and she is with you. Please let Don and Bob know your love is with them. I know it is such a difficult time for everyone. The lit candle is for you and Joanne. I sure do miss and love you very much.
Pam
December 28, 2011
Merry Christmas Dad!
Wish you were physically here with us, but know you are in spirit. We love and miss you so very very much. Enjoy Christmas with Karen.
Terry, Susan, Pam, Marc, Mikey & Ethel
December 25, 2011
Happy Birthday Dad! I hope you heard me singing to you earlier. You were in my dream the other night. It was so great to see you. I hope you and Karen are celebrating. I miss and love you so very much. Have a great day.
December 8, 2011
Hi Dad...just wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you can hear my thoughts.. I miss you. I will eat something sweet and think of you, cause I know you liked sugar too. I love you.
Susan
December 7, 2011
Dear Dad,
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I wanted to let you know how thankful I am that you are my dad. You gave me the gift of life, as well as so much more. I really, really miss you, Dad. I miss our chats. I love, cherish and think of you always.
Pam
November 23, 2011
Dear Dad,
It is Veteran's day.. and I am thinking of you and missing you very much. I love you.
Susan
November 11, 2011
Hey Dad!
I hope you were with Karen celebrating her birthday and sending Mom birthday wishes today. I miss, love and cherish you forever.
Pam
November 5, 2011
I miss you Dad...love you.
Pam
October 9, 2011
Dear Dad,
Today is the 2 year anniversary of your death. I still have a difficult time understanding why, but I do hope you have found peace. I miss you terribly, as well as Karen. I feel so lonely at times without you both, not being able to pick up the phone and talk. I miss being able to turn to you and ask your advice. I miss your laugh. I simply miss you. I'm sending a big hug your way. Give Karen my love. I'd love to hear from you. I love you forever.
Pam
August 3, 2011
Dear Dad,
Thinking of you and really missing you. You were very special and influenced many. Candle lit and flowers on the table. I will always love you.
Susan
August 3, 2011
Dear Dad,
Happy belated Father's day. I woke up dreaming about you today and remembering so much of the time you were in the hospital and Karen was there too. I love you and miss you so very much. I hope you are smiling and at peace. love always.
Susan
June 20, 2011
Dear Dad,
Happy Father's Day! I've been thinking of you all day, as I always do, but hoping you and Karen are celebrating today. I'm sending you a big hug and kiss and wanting you to know how very much I miss and love you. Sue is sending her love too.
Pam
June 19, 2011
Hi Dad,
Just thinking of you. I sure do miss you.
Love you so much.
Pam
June 5, 2011
Dear Dad,
Today is Sue's birthday. I know you are wishing her a happy one. She said you visited the other day. Wish I hadn't just walked out of the room. We visited with Mom for a few days. Please watch over her. We worry so about her and wish she was closer to us, but you know how stubborn she can be! I miss and love you so very, very much.
Pam
April 23, 2011
Susan, my mother and father used to play bridge with your mom and dad at the university of Delaware where your dad and mine both worked in the mathematics dept. My father asked if I could try to track down your dad. I'm very sorry for your loss. If you can, please send me an email so I can try to put your mom in touch with my dad. I've left it in the contact log.
Gary Thompson
March 1, 2011
for you dad.. i miss you. love forever
Susan
February 11, 2011
Dear Dad,
I miss you so much and wish you were here looking after Mom. Please guide her to move out west. She got a dog and she loves it. It will keep her company, but is it time she was with Sue and me. I still have such a difficult time with you not being here, especially to talk with. I truly miss and love you, Dad.
Pam
February 9, 2011
Dear Dad,
Happy New Year.. i am missing you so very much and will think of you always. love forever.
Susan
January 1, 2011
Dear Dad,
Happy belated birthday! I hope you are at peace and hanging with Karen. Ethel had surgery on your birthday but she is doing much better now. You and Karen and Grandma and Grandpa must have been her guardian angels. I love you very very much. Susan
December 9, 2010
Happy Birthday Dad!
I hope you heard Sue and me singing to you. Please shine a light on Ethel as she goes through her surgery and send positive thoughts her way. I know if you, Karen, Grandma and Grandpa are thinking of her, all will go well. I love and miss you very, very much. Give everyone a big kiss, hug and love from me.
Pam
December 8, 2010
Dear Dad,
Happy Thanksgiving. I am so thankful that you are my dad. You were a gift to me. I love, cherish and miss you so very much.
Pam
November 25, 2010
Dear Dad,
Thank you for your years of service for this country. Being a veteran was such a big part of you. I hope you heard me talking with you yesterday. I love and miss you very much.
Pam
November 12, 2010
Dear Dad,
It is Veteran's day and I just want you to know I am thinking of you and thank you. Love Susan
November 11, 2010
Dear Dad,
Just thinking of you and really missing you. Wish so much that you were here. I love you very much.
Pam
October 23, 2010
Dear Dad,
I miss you so very much. Joanne could really use your love right now. Please be with her. I'd love to hear from you. Hugs and kisses to you and Karen. Love forever.
Pam
August 24, 2010
We love you forever.
Terry,Susan, Pam, Marc & Mikey
August 3, 2010
Dear Dad,
It has been a year since you left this life and it has been tough without you for all of us. I miss you so very much. I see you in my dreams sometimes, and love those visits. Please, please, help guide us and especially Mom, and give Karen a great with hug and kiss. I will always love you. Forever, Susan
August 3, 2010
Dear, dear Dad,
It has been a year since you left us. I miss you terribly. We all do. Mom seems so lost without you, but there are many caring people there to help her. Don makes his weekly calls to her and I know they enjoy chatting with each other. I so wish you were here...I miss our conversations and all the advice you used to give me. I hope you and Karen are enjoying each others company and having mathematical conversations. Maybe you two could figure out if there is an absolute. I miss you beyond words and would love to know that you are around. Please give me a signal, so I know you are watching out for us. Life has not been the same, nor will it ever be without you and Karen. I miss, love, and so wish you were here. Kisses always...
Pam
August 3, 2010
Happy Father's Day, Dad. I miss you very much. I love you beyond words. Please let me know you are with me.
Pam
June 20, 2010
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