William Gebhard “Bill” Adorno

Bayside, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 16 Oct 2014 (aged 83)
Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Burial Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown
Memorial ID 156082205 · View Source
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William "Bill" Gebhard Adorno, 83, passed away October 16, 2014, when his health declined due to a fall in September.

Bill was born and raised in New York City. After serving in Korea with the US Army, he received a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in Math/Physics from Texas Western College, El Paso, TX. He then accepted an assignment with International Cooperation Administration in Afghanistan - during which he met and married Vonda Lee Sponseller in 1959 and children Justin, Robin, and Noel were born. The family lived in 12 different countries for a career that spanned 40 years, including Samoa, Nigeria, Nepal, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Jamaica, & Mongolia. He received a Master of Public Health from the University of Hawaii. His career included assignments with the World Health Organization and various US Government agencies.

He was creative with artistic talents, many focusing on ceramics and sketching. A true water sign (Cancer the Crab), he found opportunities EVERYWHERE: swimming, body surfing, sailing, spear fishing, water skiing, windsurfing, & deep sea fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Vonda Lee Adorno; son Justin Adorno; daughter Noel Adorno, all of Austin; and his nephew Robert Adorno of Long Island, NY. He is preceded in death by his daughter Robin Adorno.

In lieu of a memorial service, the family is sharing a memorial blog: williamadorno.blogspot.com. Those wishing may take a memorial dip in Barton Springs pool.

Published in Austin American-Statesman from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2014

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Gebhard “Bill” Adorno (6 Jul 1931–16 Oct 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 156082205, ; Maintained by SarahATX (contributor 48563133) Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.