William H. Gardner died on Jan. 7.

Bill grew up in Williamsville, N.Y., the son of the late William and Diane Gardner; “surrogate son” of Micheline Hice; loving brother of Kenneth (Katherine) Gardner; beloved uncle of Lindsay (Daniel) Wright and Hannah Gardner; great-uncle of Adrianna and Scarlett Wright. He is also survived by cousins and many close friends.

Bill was a great lover of family, friends, fishing and funny stories. Visitation and a Celebration of Life was held on Friday, Jan. 11 at Randall Church, 6301 Main street, Williamsville, N.Y.