William was born in Homestead, PA on May 15. During his youth he lived in Little Washington, PA, Glassport, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA, before moving to Deltona, FL. He attended DeLand High School, DeLand, FL graduating in 1971. He graduated from Florida Technological University, now called the University of Central Florida, College of Education in 1974. He holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Systems from NOVA Southeastern University. He is currently a math resource teacher at Highlands Elementary School in the Seminole County Public Schools in Florida.
He resides in Winter Park. He is the father of two children, Zachary Alexander and Suzannah Elizabeth. He joined an Independent Old Catholic Church in May 2006. On Nov 25, 2006 he was ordained a priest and named the founding pastor of Holy Angels Catholic Community. In December of 2008 he was honored with the title Monsignor.
He has been interested in genealogy for over 15 years. William is a member of Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendants in Horner WV, and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, General William S. Harney, Camp #8, Casselberry, Florida. William and his son were inducted into the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Central Florida Chapter in October 2006. He is an organist and has played for a number of Orlando area churches. He enjoys movies and reading historical fiction and biographies.
Diagnosed with prostate cancer in March 2011, a successful surgical procedure was performed in August of the same year.