J William "Bill" Ahern

June 18, 1931August 4, 2018

J William “Bill” Ahern passed away August 4, 2018 in Houston, Texas, after a brief illness. He is survived by his loving wife Julia; daughter Dawn Monte-Host and her husband Clint; sister-in-law Karen Johnston, brother-in-law Dean Metcalf and wife Katey; nephews Jeff Metcalf and wife Laura, Mike Metcalf and wife Deb, Tim Metcalf and wife Karen; and niece Kathy Metcalf Staraj and her husband Serge.

Bill proudly served his country in the Korean War as an officer in the US Army and was a business graduate of the University of Illinois. Bill spent time enjoying life between homes in San Francisco and Houston.


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J William "Bill" Ahern

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September 28, 2018

October 2013, the Month and Year that Bill and Julia came into our lives and became an instant Blessing that we shared with the Two of them and continue with Julia now and ongoing...Friends Forever! Both Bill and Julia added so much to our small community with their Sparkling Personalities...we are so glad that they chose to join our neighborhood as we continue to support Julia and remember the Bright Light that Bill was and still is...and even though we no longer can enjoy Bill's Earthly presence as we think back on the many happy times we spent together at our homes and out and about around Houston and especially our favorite games of "LCR" with all of the laughter that came with it. He will always be in our hearts and memory. Thank you Julia, for you and for Bill. Love you.

Paul Wieland

September 18, 2018

Bill Ahern was my closest, lifelong friend. We were together in high school, college and in-touch friends until his death. We spent our summer vacations from school together. At the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, we were classmates (1952) and fraternity brothers in Alpha Sigma Phi. The Korean War intervened; after graduation, Bill became an Army officer in the Corps of Engineers. I became an Air Force pilot. In 1954, I landed my transport aircraft at a Korean base to pick up cargo for Tokyo. Just before departure, I asked about the commanding officer, and was dumbfounded when Bill Ahern stepped up and saluted! We boarded, and I let Bill fly the airplane all the way to Tokyo! Then in 1998, Bill and two other fraternity brothers flew to my home in McLean, VA, for a reunion; one was Navy and the other a Marine. Sadly I am the lone survivor. In 2002, Bill joined my wife, Margo, and me on a two-week river cruise on the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel, SW. It was wonderful fun ! In 2012, Bill flew from San Francisco to attend Margo's 80th birthday party. He wanted badly to leave early because he had just met his future wife, Julia! After Margo died, I married Diane, our college classmate and my first love! Bille and his now wife Julia were there. I shall miss Bill Ahern and always treasure our memories. He was unique-one of a kind! Julia made him the happiest man in the world, and she will grieve his loss always. I will do my best to comfort her.