William "Bill" Daenz
b. July 3rd 1950 - April 8th 2018
William "Bill" Daenz, 67, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2018. Bill grew up in Feasterville, PA, and for the past 35 years has happily lived in Kingston. He is survived by his wife Cathlen "Cathy" Daenz, originally of Honolulu, HI and one sister, Ellen Schrier and brother-in-law Frank Schrier of Horsham, PA. Bill also leaves behind one nephew, Bryan, and two nieces Amanda and Caitlin. Bill will also be greatly missed by his and Cathy's family in Hawaii, including brothers-and-sisters-in-law Michael and Bev Hee, and Rodney and Suzi Hee, as well as nephews Jeff, Kevin, Andrew, and Mitchell and one niece, Trisha. He was also very special to cousins Jerry and Lin Chun of Hawaii.
Bill touched many lives around him. His laughter and love of life will be missed by friends in Kingston, as well as his beloved church family at Kingston First Congregational Church.
Bill's big heart was matched by his strength and athletic abilities as a young man. In high school, Bill was medaled in track, and he earned a full-ride scholarship for football to UMASS Amherst. It was in college that he met the love of his life and wife of 44 years, Cathy. After getting married in Hawaii in 1974, Bill and Cathy traveled together through work and adventure from Hawaii and Pennsylvania, to New York, New Jersey and Vermont before ultimately building their permanent home base in Kingston, New Hampshire where Bill enjoyed nature and hobbies including horseback-riding. In more recent years, Bill could be found out on the lake fishing, or out bird watching, and he always enjoyed the companionship of his loving dogs.
He was known for his sharp wit and quick quips, and always made the people around him laugh. Bill's fighting spirit saw him through the many medical issues that he dealt with the last 15 years. In his last fight, Bill's body was tired but his faith was strong, and Bill knew he was leaving this earth to join the Lord Almighty in Heaven.
A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the First Congregational Church, 6 Church St., Kingston, NH.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to could make a donation in Bill's memory. Bill was a passionate supporter of a mission call The Morgan-Scott Project. This mission addresses the needs of low income families in Scott and Morgan counties in rural Tennessee. The mission provides school for children with learning disabilities, free tutoring programs, healthcare clinics, libraries, a homeless shelter, thrift stores, a home garden program, a Habitat for Humanity chapter, education and job training programs, community centers for children, youth, and the elderly, legal aid services, emergency aid, disaster relief, and home repair.
Those who wish to make a donation may do so by addressing it to:
First Congregational Church of Kingston
PO Box 203
Kinston NH, 03848
With Bill Daenz/Morgan Scott in the MEMO line