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Bill was an avid naturalist. He loved to travel having toured Egypt and much of Latin America. As a Boston Red Sox and Patriots sports fan, Bill often remarked "Yup, it's tough to be a New England Sports fan!"
He was a self-taught man of deep intellect, much of it gained through his voluminous reading of articles, books, journals. Bill could carry on a very intelligent, informed conversation with anyone on any topic from politics to sports, anthropology to sociology, biology to psychology - and he would have a theory for each. His wit was sharp and on point and his humor extensive.
When asked what the best part of his life had been Bill responded - "Getting to live here in Maine, close to the lakes, mountains and the ocean!"He was loved by many and will be missed by all. Bill is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Wendy and Al Sweeney; his brother, Herb; his lifelong friends, Tom and Terry Smith; and his beloved, Sonja Olson.
A Celebration of his life is planned for later this year. Donations may be made in Bill's memory to the Farnsworth Museum, 16 Museum Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.
Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.
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