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In Memory of
William J. Elliott
June 30th 1962 - January 6, 2012

Elliott, William "Bill", passed away January 6, 2012 in the line of duty with the Pompano Beach Fire and Rescue Service. Bill was also known as "MacGyver" in his profession for his intuitive mechanical skills, innovation and clear thinking in crisis and emergency. Always ready to lend a helpful attitude and endearing smile, Bill helped save and enhance many lives in his over 20 years of service with the City of Pompano Beach. An avid outdoors person, Bill was at home on his air boat in the Everglades, deep sea fishing or helping a friend solve an impossible mechanical problem. Bill grew up and resided in Lighthouse Point with his brother John a Boca Raton Firefighter. Bill also leaves behind his father, William Elliott, Sr., mother Joann, sister Mary Beth Williams, and a faithful dog, Dinghy. Services will include a viewing at First Baptist of Pompano Beach on January 12th from 11:00am to 9:00pm.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at Bill's church, St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Lighthouse Point on January 13th at 9:00am. A prosession of Fire, Police and other emergency apparatus will escort Bill to an additional service which will be held at Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale.

A formal service will be held at Calvary Chapel of Ft. Lauderdale on January 13th around noon followed by a reception at
First Baptist of Pompano Beach starting after 2 p.m. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations to the Greater Broward Firefighters Charity be made in Bill's honor.

Bill "Went out with his boots on" by enjoying life and in service to others to the very last moment of his life. He will be loved and missed forever not only by his family but the big family of the fire and rescue community. Take care partner, we love you!


Bill was chosen by the AOH Broward County - Division #2 as their namesake at the Division's February 2012 meeting.

 

 

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