William Martin Japenga
December 08, 1953 - February 08, 2018
Monday, February 26, 2018 10:52 PM
Thank You everyone for your kind words about Bill. Sweet soul is a good way to describe him. We were together for 31 years. Everyday I love Bill. Everyday I miss him. Although he was in pain during the last years of his life, Bill would want all to know there was laughter and love too. And he cared deeply about all of you.
Liz (Portland, OR)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:10 PM
I had not seen Bill since the late 70's, but I remember his sense of humor and his love for flying his remote control planes. Even back then, he has such a sweet soul.
Susan Kern (Caledonia, OH)
Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:11 AM
May God be with your family in your time of need. In the meantime, let these words bring you comfort. 1 Cor.15:22, "For just as in Adam all are dying, so also in the Christ all will be made alive."
M W (OH)
Friday, February 23, 2018 5:00 PM
I remember Bill as a sweet, funny, and thoughtful man with a vast, eclectic taste in music. He knew all the most interesting rock and folk bands and albums of the 60s and 70s. I was very lucky to be a teenager in Bill's orbit 'way back when. He was very generous in turning us on and sharing his discoveries -- I'm forever in his debt. RIP
Judy Curtis (San Mateo, CA)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 3:33 PM
Sweet and gentle soul does describe Bill and I am glad he was happy with Liz and his dogs and his life. I will continue to cherish and love him and his family for always!
Stephanie Rowland (Queen Creek, AZ)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 9:08 AM
I remember Bill as a great lover of dogs, big and small. He and Liz were so so kind to my Emily when she lost her leg. I can still see Bill with his arm around her, cooing to her on our living room rug in Tacoma.
Above all, I remember Bill loving things in the sky -- kites flying in crazy beach winds -- and especially things in the night sky. He knew the location of planets and pointed out all the constellations to me in the dark sky above Coeur d'Alene. I picture him now soaring around The Pleiades and dancing with Cassiopeia. Bill was loved and will be missed.
Christy Porter (Palm Springs, CA)
Sunday, February 18, 2018 6:05 PM
I cherish my memories of Bill. He was indeed a kind soul, always eager to show us how to enjoy what he enjoyed. Bill's contagious enthusiasm cultivated in me a lack of intimidation regarding computer technology, which most certainly helped enable my long career in audio and video production. Love and blessings to Bill, Liz, and the entire Japenga family, on every continent.
McKinley Marshall (West Hollywood, CA)