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'Happy to be here'

Original post made on Jun 28, 2012

William Ware will be missed by the community he loved so much, said family and friends of the Mountain View resident, who was killed by a car that ran off the road last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:18 AM

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Posted by randy albin
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

what an outstanding city mountain view has become over the years. with incredible companies and open park spaces, mountain view is really something. pray for bill and know that he was a man who wanted to be where he was and he lived a good life

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2012 at 11:35 am

I am so grieved to hear of Billy's death. He was the most amazing man. A gentle giant. I knew him from my commute bus (the 35) coming home from Palo Alto to Mountain View. Everybody on the 35 knew when Billy's anniversary to his wife was approaching as he told all of us. We knew where they were going out for dinner. We knew what they had to eat. We knew of his deep love for his wife and family. We knew about their vacations and all of the loved ones they saw. We knew that booming voice from that gentle giant. I saw Billy across the store recently as I was leaving and thought I'd say "hi" to him another time, as I was tired that night. I'm kicking myself now that I didn't make the effort as there isn't "another time". This has taught me: Do it now!

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Posted by Ed Mussman
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I am so sorry to read this today...He came to many Parks and Rec Commissions meetings when I was there and he always came by to visit with me when I was watering the beautiful hanging baskets on the plaza. He always asked me how I was and really cared about our great city. Goodbye William....I will truly miss our wonderful talks.

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm

Dear Ware Family,
Thank you for the WONDERFUL memorial service tonight in Mountain View for Billy. It helped our hurting hearts. Thanks for the great stories about Billy, photos, moving songs, Scripture verses, and all of those who shared: the mayor, immediate family, friends, neighbors, VTA coach operators, folks from the Mountain View Library, and the presence of police, fire, and so many others. This was the first time I was able to drive on California Street where Billy died. I'd intentionally avoided it but was strenghtened by everyone's love for Billy! God bless you all! You are in our prayers. Anything we can do for you -- we will!

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Posted by Bills Niece
a resident of another community
on Jun 29, 2012 at 8:24 am

Grace, thank you for your kind words & support. Our families appreciate it. Bill's celebration of life was amazing. He blessed so many people.Regards, Dolores

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Posted by Grace
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 29, 2012 at 9:28 am

Hi Dolores,
Your family showed amazing strength despite last night at the memorial service for Bill. Many in the audience (and probably those
who weren't able to attend) wanted to know if there were any charities we could donate to in honor of Bill. Do you have specific ideas for us?

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Posted by Ed Mussman II
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Ed...get to work...ur always talking and not working !! Not a good reflection on the city. More work less talk !!!!!

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Why is the identity of the murderer still being concealed? Money? Big money?

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Posted by Daisy
a resident of another community
on Jul 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

Grace, I am Bill's sister-in-law and would like to thank you for attending Bill's memorial service last Thursday. We were overwhelmed with the number of people that attended to honor Bill and support his family.

You asked about a charity that people could donate to and we have selected Sacred Heart Community Service where Bill was a volunteer. I have provided a link for your convenience.

Web Link

If anyone would like to donate to Bill's wife Barbara, to help with expenses, you may email me directly for information.

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