William Bimbie

February 9, 1934November 6, 2012
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Bimbie, William E. (Bill), of Bay Shore, NY, passed away on November 6, 2012 after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 78. Surviving are his sister, Mary Henninger and her husband Ralph, and nephew Bruce of Glen Rock, NJ, his nephew Steven Henninger and wife Ellen and grandnephews Chase and John of Wyckoff, NJ, cousins Richard Crandell, Fred Crandell, Janet Maddaloni and Admiral Henry Collins Giffin III, and by devoted friends Pat and Al Scarpellini. Loving godfather of Gaberille and Kimberly. He was a high school Spanish teacher for 35 years, 32 of which were at Mepham High School in Bellmore, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his name to: the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Visitation Monday, November 12, 2012
  • Prayer Service Monday, November 12, 2012

William Bimbie

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Karen Staehr Nicki

July 28, 2013

I, too, was one of the lucky ones to have had Mr. Bimbie for a Spanish teacher. I think he was one of the teachers that took a group of us to Spain in 1973, my junior year at Mepham. What a fun-loving, and caring person.

February 26, 2013

Incredible teacher, ahead of his time. Great learning enviornment in the
classroom especially his extraordinary sense of humor. Our hero.

The Berberich Brothers, Wally, class of 1969, Henry class of 1970 and Al class of 1983

Rob Cerro

February 11, 2013

Hands down, "El Mejor Maestro" of all time. Thanks for teaching us more about life than about language. Adios, Felix Roldan.

Rob Raskin

February 4, 2013

I had Mr. Bimbie in 12th grade class of 1979. I will always remember him for his smile and great sense of humor. I still to this day remember things he taught us. He will really be missed. One of my all time favorite teachers!


January 31, 2013

I had Mr Bimbie 2 years in Mepham. Always left his class with a smile. He made school tolerable. Great teacher,and a great guy.


January 29, 2013

One of the few teachers who made an impression on me in high school. Rest in peace Mr B. You have earned it

Jody POst

December 4, 2012

great memories of him in class and when he was in charge of homeroom ...

Susan Schwaidelson

December 3, 2012

Señor Bimbie era un gran maestro que nos enseña no sólo el idioma, sino sobre la vida y la literatura. Le echaremos mucho de menos. Yo tengo mi copia de "Rosaura a las Diez."

Mepham '70

Nancy Jacobs Stiefel

December 3, 2012

From your former student many yrs back, you always had a smile, and a way to keep us laughing. You were a great teacher and a pleasure. For your family and friends, I'm sure you will be very missed. RIP and have some fun up there.

elyse targ

December 3, 2012

I had Mr. Bimbie as a Spanish teacher over 45 years ago..but I will never forget him. He was one of the best teachers and most unforgettable. i still even remember a book he had us read. He had special gift
wc mepham class of'70