Bill was a loving husband‚ father‚ son‚ brother and friend. He felt very fortunate to be a New York City fireman and genuinely loved his profession. He truly valued the many friendships and the camaraderie of the job. He rose to the rank of Battalion Chief and was a real leader but he considered himself ‘one of the men’ and cherished his time as a fireman as his favorite. Some of his personal interests include the New York Yankees‚ boating‚ music and his Irish heritage. He was an outgoing fun loving man with strong values and passions‚ who knew how to enjoy life and bring enjoyment to all whose life he touched.