My condolences to the Connor family. Bill and I were classmates through Sacred Heart in grade school and later for four years at Central Catholic High School. He was a most friendly and likeable guy. I remember how happy I was to see that he had not changed when I saw him at reunions. I fondly remember being seated with Bill and his wife at one of them (55 as I recall). We shared many memories and had similar recollections of some of our other acquaintances. Not only had he not changed physically enough that I did not immediately recognize him, but more importantly, had lost none of the kindness and character that I had always associated with him. We got to compare many notes and shared concerns -- especially about some of our less fortunate peers. I looked forward to meeting him at these affairs and they will be a little less joyful without Bill's presence. But that will be tempered by the knowledge that the class of '58 has one more advocate in heaven. May Bill rest in peace.
To the family of Bill Connor,
I'm very sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Bill and I were classmates at Sacred Heart, probably from 1st grade. We were in Boy Scouts together, met every Friday evening (7th and 8th grade) at a place not too far from Sacred Heart and went on many camping trips.
We were both at Central Catholic High School, graduated in 1958. We kept in touch over the years. I met Bill at several Central Catholic reunions and, I believe, met his wife Bernadette at the 50th reunion 2008.
Here are several photos from our 50th reunion of Central Catholic.
May God bless Bill and the while family,
Ann Arbor, Michigan