William Fink

William Fink
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Let it be known that on this cycle, program William Ralph “Bill” Fink, 46, of Belleville, IL, born July 28, 1969, in Belleville, IL, encountered an unhandled exception in his core operating system, which prematurely triggered a critical STOP condition on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.

Bill was an avid technophile, program developer, and educator, whose master functions were harnessed by Microsoft Corp. as a technical evangelist.  Some of Bill’s most impactful component subroutines centered around video games, coaching youth sports, building elaborate displays for Halloween, and spending time with family.

Bill is survived in legacy by his wife, Rhonda Michele, nee Gardiner, Fink of Belleville, IL;
his children, Cassidy Gardiner and William John Fink of Belleville, IL;
his parents, William and Nancy, nee Kaiser, Fink of Las Vegas, NV;
his brothers, Michael and Matthew (Kelly) Fink of Las Vegas, NV;
and a host of loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins,
and longtime friends from around the world.

Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Rhonda Fink.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Diagnostics indicated multiple cascading hardware failures as the root problem.  Though his hardware has been decommissioned, Bill’s application has been migrated to the Cloud and has been repurposed to run in a virtual machine on an infinite loop.  <END OF LINE>

Condolences Left For William Fink

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was really one of the nicest guys in school. Prayers to the family and deepest sympathy.

Angie (Buss) Nelson, Collinsville, IL, 62234

Michele, Cassidy, and John,
We are so very sorry! He was such a good guy. You know where to find us if you need anything and we’ll meet ya at the fence!
Love you all!
Miller-Stafford-Hinds family!!!

Dennis Becki and the kiddos, Belleville, , 62220

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. What a great guy he was and will be missed dearly. Known Bill since grade school. Condolences to the entire family

Teri (Burkarth) Gomric, Belleville, IL, 62220

Michele, Cassidy, & John

We want to express how very sorry we are for your loss. Bill was a very gentle, good person. We had many fun times together. We know you have many good memories to hold on to. Try to find some comfort in the fact he is no longer suffering but rest with his Lord. Love you all and we are sending prayers. Know we are here if you need anything.

The Comptons, Belleville, Illinois,

Rest in Peace my friend…

Dan Korte, Belleville, IL, 62221

So sad to hear of your sons passing. I think often of the good times we shared on Wendy Way as neighbors. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad time .

Karen Phillips (Holly), Belleville, Il, 62221

Our heart goes out to Michele Cassidy and John during this time of sorrow. I know Bill is looking down upon each and everyone of you and wants you to be blessed just as much as he was since that is the type of person he was since childhood. He always cared about everyone else. We have many of joyful memories of Bill from being child neighborhood playmates to going through baseball as competitors with our children. Rip Bill Fink

John Nikki(Wallen) Justin Adam and Nicholas McCullough, Belleville, IL, 62220

My sincere condolences to Bill’s family.

Bill and I worked together at Daugherty Systems, and years later again at Avanade. Bill was professional in his job, and always a pleasure to work with. I remember well how thrilled Bill was when he told me that he had just landed his dream job with Microsoft. He was so thrilled!

Outside of work, Bill was a friend you could count on. He was always eager to help with anything and he always had a kind word.

I will miss you my friend.

Kelly Murphy, Sappington, MO, 63126

I only knew Bill for a few CPU cycles, but without exception, the User Experience (UX) was bug free. The times Bill and I shared the same memory and process space happened to be at events like DigiGirlz and FIRST Robotics where Bill shared his passion for technology with youth. You didn’t need detailed event tracing or a full memory dump to know that Bill truly cared for others.

My condolences.

Kevin Sheck, Saint Charles, MO, 63303

Michele, Cassidy and John,

Our heart felt condolences to you. “Coach Bill” will always be remembered for his love of good baseball and the ever so popular “Slide-O-Matic”.

Kurt, Lesley, Logan, Brennan and Rian Grady, Shiloh, Illinois, 62269

I never knew Bill, but he sounds like an awesome guy. Just dropping in to let you know that he made it to the front page of reddit.

RIP Bill

Steve The Pirate, Houston, TX, 77044

I didn’t know Bill, but he clearly was a man worth admiring. Rest peacefully, Bill.

J. Quick, Polk City, IA, 50226

Bill I didn’t know you, but you seemed like a really rad guy. Your obituary is being distributed around the internet so I hope wherever you are, that makes you smile.

L.P., Madison, Alabama, 35758

Keep it hanging upstairs bro

leroy Hall, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7PR

What an awesome obituary. Sounds like a great guy that I wish I had known. My deepest condolences, and a fond farewell from a fellow techy in Canada.

Morley Krete, Ontario, Canada, n/a

I never met Bil, but he seemed like a great man and a blessing to all. Condolences from everybody on Reddit. RIP

Jon Evans, Canton, Ohio, 44721

Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My condolences to the family.

Bob Peete, CHAMAPIGN, IL, 61822

I hope his family realizes how far this man’s story has come. Rest in peace Bill.

Ryan Preston, Oakbank, Manitoba, R0E 1J2

Prayers for the family in your time of loss and grief.

Jason Christopher Powell, Augusta, GA, 30813

I never actually met Bill.
But I feel like I’ve known him for most of my life.

Bill, one of the folks who makes it all worthwhile. Who reminds us of why we try. Thanks for it all.

bob young, Whistler, bc, v0n1b2

Who is that guy above me? An obvious bot, grieving in the only way he knows how.

Bill, I wish I knew you. You seem like my kind of human.

Human, Bevely Hills, California, 90210

I never knew Bill. This obituary made me wish I did. My condolences to his family. RIP Bill.

Jafet A Hernandez, Minster, Ohio, 45865

My condolences to Bill’s family. The obituary written by his brother could not have been more perfect to describe Bill. He was a good man and I feel privileged to have worked with him at Daugherty Business Solutions. RIP Bill.

Mary Maddock, Gilbert, AZ, 85295

Our hearts and prayers go out to Bill’s entire family. Bill made a lasting impression and will be truly missed by our entire team.

Trina C.

Trina Claggett, St. Louis, MO, 63117

Bill touched the hearts and minds of many especially the youth he worked with over the years. He had a passion for the Microsoft Digigirlz Program. I am so blessed to have known him will remember always the shine from his heart. Prayers to his family. Mary

Mary Mathiowetz, Minnetonka, MN, 55305

You came you saw you left too early because God needed someone to watch over and help people down here. We can rest assured that Bill is helping God update his filing system and databases. I know that it takes a lot of server stacks to do so but God picked the right angel for the job

Heather Hopfinger, Belleville , Illinois , 62221

I am so sorry to hear about this. Bill was one of my teachers at SWIC. Because of him, I will never forget, “public static void main(String[] args)”. See you in the cloud.

Ross Karbarski, Belleville, Illinois, 62226

My condolences to Bill’s family. He was a great guy to work with. Prayers to the family

Saurabh, St louis, MO, 63105

I didn’t know Bill, but he sounded like a cool guy and someone I’d hang out with. My condolences to the family, and so you know that he made it to Uproxx.com.

Highcan Gravestrip, Detroit, MI, 48195

I never knew Bill and I wish I had. He sounds like an amazing and fun loving guy. I wish his family peace and comfort in this time of grief. He was obviously well loved by many.

Jozett F. Johnson, LAS VEGAS, Nevada, 89103

Michele, Cassidy, and John
Please accept our condolences at this sad time. Cherish your fun times and happy memories with Bill. Prayers for strength and love to you all.
The Glueck Family

The Glueck Family, , ,

I didn’t know Bill, but this obituary is touching and beautiful. I am glad it has gone viral. I don’t think there could be any better tribute to what this man loved. My sincerest condolences on your loss.

Henry Singer, Delran, NJ, 08075

My prayers are with Bills family for this loss. Bill and i were friends in high school. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

Scott A. Burrelsman, Troy, Illinois, 62294

Very sorry to hear the loss of someone that loved technology so much.

Cesar B, Guadalajara, Mexico,

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and my thoughts are with the Fink family.

Shannon Albert, Denison, Tx, 75021

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. He was a great guy and my thoughts are with the Fink family.

Shannon Albert, Denison, Tx, 75021

Sadder and yet more bittersweet words I have never seen in an obituary. Didn’t know you sir, but I wish I had. Enjoy the Cloud.

Michele Yepez, Norfolk, VA, 23505

I am sorry to hear about your loss.

May the Creator of Heaven and Earth comfort you and the family. May his name and memory never be lost.

Daniel Bitzer, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 7900

His obit was genius. He made me laugh even after passing. Sad I couldn’t meet him before

Anonymous, Internet, Ks, 67002

Sounds like the kind of person I wish I could have known. Condolences to the family and to his friends.

Anonymous, Schenectady, NY, 12345

Rest in peace, Bill. You were an amazing person and one of my role models. You made a big difference in my life.

Shane Klein, , ,

RIP Bill. You are the best tecno people that I works… see you!!

paola, pergamino, argentina, 2700

My deepest condolences for your loss.Mr.Fink sure was loved and an extremely great human being.His unique obituary speaks volume of his love for him.

Deysa Torres, Manati, PR, 00674

Anonymous, Loveland, Ohio, 45118

Dear Fink family, thank you so much for this fitting, tender and loving obituary. Bill must have been a wonderful person, he was lucky to have you with your unique sense of humor as his family, cherish his memory.

Sara Whitney, Munich, Germany, , 80809

HTTP 410 Gone

Kelly Price, Baltimore, MD, 21202

Condolences to the family. He made to failblog.org! Congrats, Bill!

Bob Smith, Mesa, AZ, 85205

Fink family,

Sorry for your loss, RIP Bill.

Thank you for the humorous obituary. It brought a smile to my day.

Anonymous, , ,

Though your screen may have blued, the world will always remember you as a cool dude. May your family find peace now that such a big piece of their lives has 404’d.

Reed Crawford, Hamilton, OH, 45013

I offer my most sincere condolences as Mr. Fink makes his way

Paul Story, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Another soul I wish I had met in this life.

Dave Reed, Santa Barbara, Ca, 93105

I didn’t know Mr. Fink, but I have to say he had the coolest obituary ever. Condolences on your loss. You’ll see him again.

Alex Boyd, Ogden, Utah, 84403

Condolences to your entire family and may your wife and children continue to carry on the amazing spirit that shines brightly through this obituary! Thank you for the celebration. Ride safe in the afterlife xxoo Violet

Violet, Kissimmee, FL, 34741


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