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 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 10:34 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

A former contributor to this board, William J. Finn, passed away last Saturday at age 75. Some older posters on here might remember Bill's occasional messages, though it has been a while since he was able to be involved. Sadly, the loss of his dear wife, Ann, hit him hard and this was compounded by a neuorological affliction which was debilitating.

I corresponded with Bill back in the day, mostly through e-mails and the occasional transatlantic call. His knowledge of film music was extensive, especially of the "silver age" guys like Goldsmith, Bernstein, North, and he himself was a talented piano player.

Raising a glass to you now, old friend. Another good man gone...

James MacMillan.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

Very sorry to hear of his passing. I do recall some of his piano film music posts. He did seem very knowledgeable and friendly.

 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I'm very sorry to hear this. We emailed a few times, maybe fifteen or twenty years ago. (It must have been, because I remember discussing Jerry Goldsmith's death with him.) He was very smart and insightful, and even gave me parenting advice! A terrifically nice man.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

An early member of the Rozsa Society from the 1970s. God bless.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 23, 2022 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

I was in touch with Bill via e-mail several times, before I moved to St. Petersburg. We even met a few times, after I learned his home in Sarasota wasn’t far from mine. A knowledgeable, thoughtful man, he will be missed.
My condolences to his sons, Kevin and Nathan.

 
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