Bill was a loving husband of over 52 years to Susan, proud father to sons Bryan and Jason, his wife Erin, and to daughter Michele Masten. He was blessed to be a grandfather (Pawps/Pops) and recently became a great-grandfather. He is also survived by many friends, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Bill was born in St Louis, MO and raised in the town of Ironton, MO. He was a drummer in the Mizzou marching band before earning his BS degree at the University. He received his MBA in 1993 from the University of Colorado. He began his career in New York City at a major accounting firm and later became a CPA. He continued in the accounting/consulting field throughout his professional life, retiring in 2013.
Bill was a 1st lieutenant in the US Army. He was a platoon leader in the Vietnam War during the Tet Offensive of 1968, receiving three Purple Hearts. Never one to speak much of that experience, we honor him for his service to his country.
Bill loved tennis, racquetball, downhill skiing, camping, hiking and after retirement was an avid bicyclist. He refereed soccer for over ten years. It was a passion he shared with his two sons. He also loved traveling with his friends and visited many countries around the world. He would always raise a pint (or two!) at each stop on his travels. Especially important to him were yearly trips to Cabo San Lucas with the family he so adored. A testament to a life well-lived.
Born on St. Patrick’s Day, there was never a birthday in his adult life that he didn’t don crazy hats and shirts and celebrated with family and friends. It was always the highlight of his year to be so blessed that he was always surrounded by so many that were dear to him.
His memorial services will be held on December 12, 2023. A mass will be said at 10:00am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 830 Elm St, in Denver, followed by a military burial at Ft Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Ave, Denver, at 12:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, givenow.lls.org