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William Frederick Gittings
  • 34 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 25, 1955
  • Place of birth:
    kingston, New York, United States
  • Date of passing: Nov 5, 1989
  • Place of passing:
    mesa, Arizona, United States
Let the memory of William be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Gittings, 34, born on April 25, 1955 and passed away on November 5, 1989. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joyce Henz on 5th November 2016

"Bill is not only remembered today, but almost every day because of his winsome smile, personality, fun-loving spirit and big heart! He left a beautiful legacy.  Bill is deeply loved and missed by all who knew him."

This tribute was added by Karen Gittings on 5th November 2016

"It seems impossible that it has been 27 years.  I remember the our loss so vividly and the terrible weeks and months that followed.  I know you are still watching over your girls.  Suzie and your mom miss you so much still."

This tribute was added by justine gittings on 11th May 2016

"Your wedding anniversary will be in a few days. Wasn't it a beautiful day for the family? You looked so handsome in your gray tux and didn't Denise look pretty in that lace wedding gown? Deane looked adorable in the pink dress I made her. I think of your wedding every May 15th. Your memory lays heavy on my heart. You looked more handsome every year as you matured. I love you forever, dearest son!"

This tribute was added by Karen Gittings on 25th April 2016

"I was so amazed by your loving spirit and sincere sense of family love and loyalty.  Your contribution has been missed.  Your loss broke Tina and Dick.  They were forever changed in losing you.  Everyone was changed.  I like to think our Billy has your loving heart.  Si many memories of such a short time with you Denise and the girls."

This tribute was added by justine gittings on 25th April 2016

"Today is your 61st birthday.  Can you imagine...61?  I can only think of you at 2..3...4...5......34. You were an incredible guy.  So intelligent and so charming. Pretty darn handsome, too.  You were always so positive. We all brought our problems to you to solve. Remember your 18th birthday?  You and Eddie Lee played hookie, bought some spirits, and then rolled Corky's car.  You loved Denise, Ali, Cassie and Deane, sooo much.
The girls missed so much not having you there while they were growing up.  You now have 4 grandkids: twin girls and a singleton girl. Plus, you now have a grandson!  You'd be teaching him how to overhaul a car by now. It's a terrible shame that they are missing out knowing you...and all those hugs and kisses you'd be giving them. Oh Billy Boy, the years haven't changed anything. You've been gone 27 years and it still tears my heart.  I love you dearest son....and always will."

This tribute was added by justine gittings on 26th April 2015

"HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY DEAREST SON! IT'S HARD TO THINK OF YOU THIS AGE. you'll ALWAYS REMAIN A YOUNG MAN IN MY MEMORIES.  YOU HAVE 3 BEAUTIFUL GRANDCHILDREN NOW, THE AGES OF YOUR BABIES WHEN YOU DIED. How I wish they could know what an incredible man you are. Keep your eyes open for your daddy and little brother, Collins. They passed very recently so should be there somewhere. I have to think that my "3 boys" are together again. But I'm going to be selfish now. I want to keep your big brother, Corky, and little sister, Suzie, here on earth with me. One day all 6 of us shall be together again and the world be be full of joy again.!"

This tribute was added by Donnalee Gillen on 25th April 2015

"Thinking of you fondly on your 60th Bill.  God bless the Gittings family!"

This tribute was added by Joyce Henz on 25th April 2015

"We think of you so often, Bill, and miss you, your brother Collins and Father, Dick.  We love you all dearly and are blessed with happy memories of each of you and what you contributed to our lives."

This tribute was added by Wendy St.Pierre on 25th April 2015

"Happy Birthday Bill! I hope you are celebrating with your brother Collins and your Father! You are all truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Donnalee Gillen on 4th November 2014

"Bill was a great teacher. He taught me to love nature. I am forever grateful to have known him in our college days. He loved his family very much."

This tribute was added by Joyce Henz on 12th June 2014

"I remember my nephew Bill fondly.  As a small child he was quite comical.  Bill was about 2 or 3 years old and I was drying him after his bath when he commented, "I don't have any fur on my legs"!  He often made such comments that would make one smile and chuckle.  As Bill matured he was fun to be around with his fun-loving spirit, energy, winning smile and positive outlook.  Bill was an athlete, playing sports such hockey, rock climbing, skiing, etc. with his older brother Corky and brother Collins.  He and his brothers were very protective of their "baby" sister Sue.  He remains in my heart forever."

This tribute was added by Brother Bill Van Bramer on 25th May 2014

"I was in Germany with the Army when Bill was born, so I missed his earliest years.  But later, when I got to know him, I realized what a cool kid he was; very bright with an exceptional personality. Then you moved to Arizona where Bill adjusted to the Western style of life quite rapidly.  Once again, I wasn't around enough to spend time with him the way I would have liked.   However, I was able to tell what a special person he was in our limited times together to the extent that I have continued to think of him in the warmest possible way.  Miss you, Bill!"

This tribute was added by Wendy St.Pierre on 5th May 2014

"I am blessed to have so many happy memories of our 2 families growing up! I miss your smile!"

This tribute was added by mark wheeler on 5th May 2014

"I am so glad.we had all the fun we did when we were young ! The best of times camping together with our families, watching movies and playing tinker toys while our folks played cards and then all those weekends at one of the best playgrounds in the world at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome , we even had a tank to play with ! Miss you buddy!"

This tribute was added by Justine Gittings on 5th May 2014

"I miss and love you so much, my Billy Boy."


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