“Criticism is prejudice made plausible.” – H. L. Mencken
“Few things are harder to put up with than a good example.” – Mark Twain
Age 87, of Ross Township, on Friday, August 15, 2014, surrounded by family and friends. Beloved husband of the late Mary (Karr) Duessel; cherished father of Richard A., Gary T., Barbara L. Emminger, P. Scott (Cynthia), Patricia A. Ewing (Raymond), and the late Deborah L. Ryberg; loving grandfather to eight grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; beloved uncle to numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a proud member of Insulator Local #2, and served as pension trustee and executive board member throughout his career. His lifelong love and dedication to karate lead him to achieve the rank of 10th degree Black Belt in the style of Isshinryu Karate. He, along with Charles A. Wallace, co-founded the Academy of Isshinryu Karate, which was located in downtown Pittsburgh. He loved to golf and often shot a round lower than his age. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps at the end of WWII. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
And if I go,
While you’re still here . . .
Know that I live on,
Vibrating to a different measure
Behind a veil you can not see through.
You will not see me,
So you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar
Both aware of each other.
“A word to the wise ain’t necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.” – Bill Cosby
In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, “I am only boring under my own seat.” “Yes,” said his companions, “but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you.” – Talmud
“The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” – Thomas Jefferson