"So sorry to hear about this tragedy. I have fond remembrance of Gator from umpiring. God Bless."
– Gary Vartanoff, Friend,
Canton, MI, Mar 01, 2013
"We are so very sorry for your losses. Both of our children had you as a teacher at Pioneer & just loved you and your class. Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family at this most difficult time. Mr & Mrs Michael Redman & children Sarah & Jared"
– Shari Redman, friend,
Canton, Feb 26, 2013
"I am in Arizona and heard about this tragedy. My heart goes out to the family and I willmiss Bill one of the best umpires that I ever worked with. George Baran"
– George Baran, Friend,
Britton, MI, Feb 26, 2013
"May you all rest in peace. Billy bingo isnt the same. You will be missed."
– Maria Martinez, bingo friend,
Detroit, MI, Feb 25, 2013
"So sorry for you loss, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."
– George and Cheryl McDonald and Family, Friend,
Toledo, OH, Feb 25, 2013
"Prayers to the Gatesy family,may God guide you each and everyday."