ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, William J. Finn who was born on January 2, 1942 and passed away on January 31, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Please share your stories, uplooad pictures, comment on pictures and leave a tribute to remember him here. Bill was loved by many and will be missed by all, but mostly, me,  Perry-Nicholas Isch, his partner in love and life.

In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to "The Point Foundation" thepointfoundation.org an educational charity. Bill's passion was teaching and would have wanted any money you would spend on flowers to go to a foundation like this in his honor. Thank you

Posted by Stephen Butler on February 5, 2020
Hi Bill,

Sorry to miss you in January. Time flies! In fact, can't believe it has been 9 years. Hope you are enjoying the ultimate party and waiting for us. We love you Bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2020
Has it really been 9 years today that i lost you? It seems hard to fathom. I have never experienced such pain in my life. I do not know how I survived. I am forever grateful for the time we had together. We both brought each other fulfillment and happiness where emptiness once was. I have lost touch with most of your friends over the years but continue to think of you often. I have had so many struggles in the last 9 years but I know you are watching over me and thank you for putting Bryan in my life. He loves you too and hasn't ever met you. You have that kind of effect on people. You will be forever missed and forever loved by me. RIP Bill ~
Posted by Amy Berkowitz on January 2, 2020
I remember your smile that lit your whole face up. I enjoyed taking your English class in seventh grade so much that I became a writer. It was the first time that books became something I looked forward to. I remember telling you later on in life that I went into writing and my sister became a teacher and you were so happy for us.
Ellen and I thank you for being a great teacher.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2019
8 years can pass in the blink of an eye. Today I reflect on how wonderful our life together was, although short, it seemed like a lifetime filled with love. Thinking of you today and everyday for the last 8 years Bill. You will be #forevermissed and #foreverloved by myself and so many others. You were an inspiration to so many. I will always love you and am so grateful to have had an amazing life with you. RIP Bill
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2018
hard to believe its been 7 years, it seems like a lifetime. I think of you today and know you are watching over me. I will never stop missing you. You were an amazing man who brought smiles to everyone, made strangers feel like friends, and more.. It seemed like fate that we met and shared our life together for the years we did. i know you wanted the best for me and feel like you had a hand in guiding Bryan into my life. He has filled the hole in my heart left with your passing. Thank you for that and for watching over me. #forevermissed
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2018
dear sweet bill, today i remember your birthday, little did we realize it would be your last one a month from now. you never wanted a fuss about your birthday but i cant help but think of you every year on this date. i also know you are at peace and continue to look over me as my guardian angel. thank you , love you always and happy birthday bill, forever-missed, never forgotten.
Posted by Amy Berkowitz on January 2, 2018
Happy Birthday Mr. Finn. You taught me and my sister and we are forever grateful for your kindness and knowledge. I hope you can now meet Zeke in person (the guy who haunted your house). Halloween would never be the same in Washingtonville without the Zeke story.
Posted by Stephen Butler on February 2, 2017
Hi Bill,

Thinking of all the good times with you, our good friend. Hope you are at peace. So sorry you had to leave the party so soon and hard to believe it was 6 years ago.
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on January 31, 2017
Dear Bill and Friends of Bill,

It is hard to believe that you have been gone for 6 years already. I truly miss your friendships and hospitality for all the times I had conferences in Orlando. Miss you so much!
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2017
6 years ago today was the most difficult day of my life, how could i go on without you, how could i cope? my life was in chaos. thank you for watching over me these last 6 years. i know you have been my guardian angel from above. you are loved and forever missed.
Posted by Kathy Garvey on January 31, 2017
Perry today I think about you as well as Bill. I hope you have found someone to share your life. Bill , as you know, was all about living. Would love to hear from you. Remember, I loved him too.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2017
Happy birthday bill. I think of you often and am thankful for your love. I thank you this day 6 years later for bringing love back into my life. I know you watch down on me from heaven and guide me with purpose. It is because of you that I can once again love and be loved. Bryan has always supported my love for you and has been an amazing husband. I have so many wonderful memories of you that will last a lifetime. RIP my sweet bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2016
seems so long yet as close as yesterday... 5 years can go by in the blink of an eye. i will forever miss you Bill and today i am reminded of all the incredible memories we have. RIP love, know that I love you always
Posted by Lucille Strommer on January 3, 2016
Still having a hard time believing you are gone.....awaiting your Saturday call to catch up and for you to have your "Lucille" fix.....miss you terribly........
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2016
Happy birthday bill. Forever in my thoughts.
Posted by Stephen Butler on January 2, 2016
Hey Bill, Thinking of you today. Sometimes I sit and remember fondly our trips to "Billy's playhouse" and Florida. Still hard to believe my friend Bill is gone. Hope you are having a great time in that playhouse in the sky. Love you Bill.
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on January 2, 2016
Dear Bill,
Happy Birthday in Heaven. I will have a Hazelnut. Coffee with those great cookies you used to make.
Love, Robert(John) Katulak
Posted by Clark Winchester on January 2, 2016
Hey friends of Bill. I loved his get to it personality. He taught me the proper way to walk a dog. On walking Riff Raff, we'd comment on how nice this house was and that one and disqusting a neghibor's yard looked. This all sounds like trivia but how I'd love to do it again. Love always, Clark
Posted by DEMITRI "JIMMY" HIOTELES on February 1, 2015
You still are in my memory and my heart. You were and are a priceless friend never to be forgotten!
Posted by Clark Winchester on January 31, 2015
HI Bill. You are part of my existance today because you will always be a part of me and all the others living or passed over. That is what makes us whole, our past, present.
I have no future but NOW, at this moment.
Bill use to walk the dogs with me every day , Afterwards we'd have coffee. Perry, I know you loved him.
Posted by Annette Bismarck on January 31, 2015
Never does a day go by that you aren't in my thoughts. I miss you more than words could ever express. My heart will never heal. I wish I could talk to you once more. You were the brother I wish I had, & the friend that was always honest when I needed truth. There were so many good times we had together. No one can take those moments away. They will remain imbedded in my heart & mind forever. I miss you my William.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2015
Hard to comprehend its been 4 years since I lost you. this morning i awoke thinking of you and this day, all this time later and its still difficult. I am so glad I made this lifelong tribute for you. It helps to read through the tributes and notes from all those you touched. The years have been challenging to say the least. But through all the ups and downs the love we shared continues to be my strength. You were so proud of the business I had started and encouraged me always. It's ironic the involvement the business has with schools these days, somehow I feel connected to you though it. Thank you my love, for all we shared and for watching over me. With all my heart I love you. You will never be forgotten & Forever Missed Bill.
Posted by Patricia Sherman on January 3, 2015
He is still here because I still hear him in my head, see him in my mind, and feel him in my heart. He left a huge impression on so many people. Happy Birthday Bill.
Posted by Kathy Garvey on January 2, 2015
I've had my share of losses but this one still hurts. He simply will never be replaced. God bless you Perry, you were a gift to Bill I'll never forget.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2015
Happy birthday Bill. I know you always hated anyone recognizing your birthday but I still told you every year. If i could load 73 candles here i would. Hard to believe it's been 4 years since loosing you. Thank you for looking over me and being my guardian angel. Forever in my heart.
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on January 2, 2015
We miss you and your delicious food and sense of humor.Happy BIRTHDAY in Heaven. I am sure you are hosting coffee right now.
Love,
Robert(John) and Johanna Katulak
Florida New York
Posted by Annette Bismarck on January 31, 2014
Not a day goes by that you aren't on my mind. The times we shared together were truly priceless moments. I miss you so much & will go on missing you for the rest of my life. You will always be in my heart, my friend & truly the brother I never had. Love you my Billy, xxx ooo
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2014
Today I awoke with memories of this day 3 years ago. It was one of the most difficult times of my life. I assumed all was going to be ok and you were winning the fight. Loosing you turned my world upside down and 3 years later its as difficult as yesterday. I was/am fortunate to have wonderful, loving friends to help me through. Today I lost my lover, my friend, my partner.. fitting that I found this site to create a lasting memorial for you Bill, "Forever Missed". Rest in peace my love.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2014
Happy birthday bill, hard to believe its been 3 years. You are missed and always will be loved.
Forever, perry
Posted by DEMITRI "JIMMY" HIOTELES on January 2, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL! After 3 years you are not forgotten. It seems like only yesterday we shared Christmas together with you and Perry. You will always be with us if not in the physical, but in our memories and in our hearts. Much Love Demitri "Jimmy"
Posted by Patricia Sherman on January 2, 2014
Happy Birthday Bill. Every once in a while I see a white convertible and half expect to see you driving with your perfect hair and collar turned up. How did you keep your hair from being a mess....in a convertible? Hope there are beaches where you are. I know how you loved to bask in the sun. Think of you often.
Posted by Gene Moore on May 9, 2013
Carlos and I still miss Bill terribly. His cheery funny demeanor and stories enlivened our weekends whenever we drove up from NYC for the weekend. We'd first tour his gardens to see what was in bloom, then head inside to sit on the floor of his "garden room" to have coffee and gossip. Much fun, and a "forever" memory.
Posted by Frances Amelio on May 8, 2013
My dear friend Bill, how I miss our calls and visits. Always in my heart.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on May 7, 2013
Its national teacher appreciation day and i find myself thinking of you today. How many lives you enriched in your 3 + decades of teaching. Today i reflect on how fortunate and blessed to have the time with you that i did. you are forever missed Bill.
Posted by Frances Amelio on January 31, 2012
Dearest Bill...It has been a year today and it's still hard to believe you're gone. That smile, that aligh...that you.
Always in my thoughts
Love
Fran
Posted by Annette Bismarck on January 31, 2012
I love you and miss you very much. There is never a day that you are not in my thoughts. I cherish the time that we spent together. The "fun" times will follow me for the rest of my days. I will always remember and thank God that you were part of my life and for that matter, always will be. Happy 1st. Birthday in heaven, my brother. xxx ooo
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2012
A year has seemed like a lifetime and has also passed as quickly as a moment. Thankful of the life we shared and the memories created, I will cherish both forever.
Posted by Clark Winchester on January 31, 2012
I sometimes wonder if respect means as much as love.I loved Bill but what attracted me to him was his unconditional acceptance of his friends. Also liked his quick wit. He was like a mentor and once took me to a fish fry at Halifax Golf Club. He says to me, " Clark, this is the first
time that Ihave seen you let your hair down and truly enjoyed yourself.
Posted by Suzanne Chartier on January 31, 2012
Perry I woke thinking of you and your life with Bill. I called to wish you a good day. Thinking of all your memories that you shared is a good thing. Memories are the forever lasting feelings that we hang on to. Its been 15 years since Charlie passd and I still think of him everyday. Thank God for our times we shared with our loved ones. You are heavy in my thoughts today. Remember 143 Mom
Posted by Marvin Strong on January 31, 2012
As I drive by Pelican Bay on a daily basis I often reflect back on Bill and the laughs and humor he shared. Bill was one hell of a guy. RIP my friend, you are are forever in my heart and truly missed.
Posted by Dee Whelan Smith on January 29, 2012
Mr. Finn, you were by far the best teacher I've ever had! I'm so sorry to hear of your passing. You touched so many lives, whether you know it or not. All of us Trolls bring a piece of you along with us through this journey on earth! RIP!!
Posted by Kent Hottinger on January 3, 2012
I really missed sharing our birthdays together yesterday, Bill. Skip and I still miss our morning coffee hours with you, discussing/solving the world problems. Perry, may 2012 bring you comfort and peace, knowing how much Bill is loved/missed by all his friends.  Pelican Bay will never be the same again without our Billyville Mayor!!
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 2, 2012
Happy Birthday Billy. thinking of you today. today would have marked your 70th young birthday which you wouldn't want anyone to acknowledge ( but we all would). It seems almost sureal that a year has passed. you are thought of each and every day. Many reflected and mentioned your absence at the annual New years party in Lauderdale. You are remembered with much love, RIP my love.
Posted by Cathie Gaspard on January 2, 2012
I am sure Bill is celebrating big today in heaven. He loved parties and people. Nothing would stop him from having a good time.
Happy Birthday Bill.
Posted by Kathy Garvey on January 2, 2012
What's to say except  miss you  miss you  miss you
Posted by Frances Amelio on January 2, 2012
HappyBirthday Dear Friend....You are so missed...always in my Heart
Hold your glass high and toast Billy.
Love You
Fran
Posted by ROBERT KATULAK on January 2, 2012
DEAR BILL,
We all miss you and will miss coming to your house for the Daytona 5oo this year. Your favorite boy, our son, Robert has moved closer to you in South Carolina. Rest in Peace dear friend!
Robert & Johanna Katulak
Posted by Jean Bolton on January 2, 2012
Dear Bill,
The calendar turns and the year starts with thinking of you on your birthday. May you rest in peace and watch down with a smile at all of us who still miss you so very much.
Perry, thiniking of you today as well. Peace and love to you. Jean
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on December 25, 2011
My first Christmas without you.. to say its difficult would be an understatement. I remember our first Christmas and all our other firsts. You made my life complete and filled it with love and I know I did the same for you. My heart aches everyday your not with me. I enjoyed Chuck's birthday and spend Christmas eve with Bruce and Karen. You were missed and remembered by all. Love you
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on November 24, 2011
Thinking of you today and reflecting how thankful I am to have shrared our lives together. Missing you
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Posted by Stephen Butler on February 5, 2020
Hi Bill,

Sorry to miss you in January. Time flies! In fact, can't believe it has been 9 years. Hope you are enjoying the ultimate party and waiting for us. We love you Bill.
Posted by Perry-nicholas Isch on January 31, 2020
Has it really been 9 years today that i lost you? It seems hard to fathom. I have never experienced such pain in my life. I do not know how I survived. I am forever grateful for the time we had together. We both brought each other fulfillment and happiness where emptiness once was. I have lost touch with most of your friends over the years but continue to think of you often. I have had so many struggles in the last 9 years but I know you are watching over me and thank you for putting Bryan in my life. He loves you too and hasn't ever met you. You have that kind of effect on people. You will be forever missed and forever loved by me. RIP Bill ~
Posted by Amy Berkowitz on January 2, 2020
I remember your smile that lit your whole face up. I enjoyed taking your English class in seventh grade so much that I became a writer. It was the first time that books became something I looked forward to. I remember telling you later on in life that I went into writing and my sister became a teacher and you were so happy for us.
Ellen and I thank you for being a great teacher.
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Shared by ROBERT KATULAK on January 2, 2017

Dear Bill, 


Happy Birthday in Heaven,


The great thing I will always remember about you is that whenever I stayed st your home by myself or with my family for the Daytona Races you always had the coffee on no matter the time or day. The laughter, fun, good and best frienship will never be forgotten.

Rest in Peace!

Stylin, you were a class act

Shared by Perry-nicholas Isch on October 11, 2011

I remember the day you saw the Jag and asked me if you thought it was ok to get. I recall telling you that you worked your whole life for something that nice and you absolutely deserved it. Shortly after getting "jag 1" you convinced me to trade in my caddy for "Jag 2". It was so much fun to have a matched set, i remember you sending the christmas email about "santa's claws" you were so clever. Well, you would have been proud as i did what you instructed me to do and sell the jags. I wound up with a wonderful sedan that has great lines i know you would approve of, super gas mileage and is very comfortable. I know you would approve. I often find myself making decisions based on the input that you provided for me. You enriched my life beyond words and i miss that so much. I feel your influence in many of my decisions. Im so grateful of the time we had but honestly everyday, wish there was more. im a better man today because of you. I will always Love you and i miss you terribly.

You're all around me..

Shared by Perry-nicholas Isch on March 20, 2011

Bill, part of my cleaning today brought me to these rare pictures of you. Your life was as full as any could have been. I thought i would share them for your former students and freinds to continue to enjoy and remember how you were "Larger Than Life" Im in awe that 7 weeks tomorrow have passed and i miss you terribly each and everyday. Love you always p.