05/22/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
William Thomas Belanger
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
There is still more sad news this morning.
From Joe Wingo, President of the Class of 1965 of NC - 05/21/07:
Betty Bass Belanger ('65 - of TX) notified me
Saturday that her husband
Bill died Friday night! Carol, I know she’s going to send you info on the
obit but I just wanted all to be aware.
News like this reminds me yet again just how fortunate we are!!
Take care of yourselves today and have some fun during this and every day.
Oh, no! Thanks, Joe. I'm so deeply sorry to hear this. I knew he had had problems with his heart in the not too distant past, but I didn't realize (or refused to believe) how serious it still remained. I'll watch for the obituary.
From Betty Bass Belanger ('65) of TX - 05/21/07 - " Bill's Obituary":
Many of you are already aware of Bill’s recent long hospitalization and it is with a very heavy heart that I tell you of his passing on Friday, May 18. His obituary can be accessed by the following links:
www.legacy.com - this site has a guest book where you can sign for the next 30 days beginning tomorrow (May 22).
- this is the Dallas Morning News home page and
you can click on obituaries in tomorrow’s paper (May 22). I think it will only
run in tomorrow’s edition.
As many of you know, Bill and I would have been married for 28 years next month, and I was greatly blessed to have him and the love we shared. It’s a very difficult time, but my family and friends are helping me cope as I know Bill would want me to do. We want to honor his life, and I welcome any remembrances or thoughts you might want to share with me as we prepare for his Memorial Service.
Thank you for all the many kind words and prayers,
Betty Bass Belanger
Oh, Betty! I do not even have the words to tell you how sorry I am to hear this! You have my very deepest sympathy, and will certainly be in my prayers.
From the Dallas Morning News - 05/22/07:
William Thomas Belanger
BELANGER, WILLIAM (BILL)
THOMAS, Age 62, of Murphy, TX died on May 18, 2007, at Baylor University
Hospital of complications following surgery. He grew up in St. Louis and
lived most of his adult life in central and northern Virginia, having moved
to the Dallas area in May 2006. Bill is survived by his loving wife Betty
Bass Belanger; a loving son Matthew Rand of Dallas, and his wife, Penny, and
granddaughters, Ryleigh and Harper. His passing is also mourned by his many
loving brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, cousins and close
friends. Mr. Belanger graduated from Purdue University with a BS Degree in
Computer Science and enjoyed a successful career in software and network
consulting, having held executive and management position with firms
including AT&T, TRW and Global One. He was an avid reader and book lover,
enjoyed cooking, home computing, photography, movies and working with dog
rescue groups. Blessed with a near photographic memory, Bill was often
called upon for detailed information on family history and events, and was
known for his ability to converse on a wide range of topics and interests.
The family would like to express our deep appreciation for the many prayers
and thoughtful gestures of so many relatives and friends during Bill's time
of need. A memorial service is planned for close family and friends to
celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations
be made in his memory to the American Heart Assn.
Published in the Dallas Morning News on 5/22/2007.
Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this time. May God provide you with His loving grace to see you thru these difficult times.
Take solace in knowing Bill loved you and that you remain surrounded by love today.
With heartfelt condolences,
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC)
- May 22, 2007
George Holsclaw (Ferrum,
VA) - May 22, 2007
I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.
My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.
They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.
Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.
But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.
Tina Isabella (Sterling)
- May 22, 2007
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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