PITTSFIELD, Mass. - William Michael Flood, 65, of Pittsfield, formerly of Worcester, died on July 16, 2012. Born in Worcester, he was the son of William and Florence (Steele) Flood.
Bill leaves a daughter, Kristen Martin of Millbury, her husband Ryan, and two grandchildren, Grace and Nathan. He also leaves a sister, Patricia Ballard, of Southborough.
Bill attended Grafton and Worcester schools, graduated in 1964, joined the United States Air Force in 1966, where he was an Air Traffic Controller, and came under fire in Vietnam. He left the Service having attained the rank of sergeant.
Bill worked for the United States Postal Service and the Red Cross and was Sexton at Zion Evangelical Church for 25 years, doing yeoman's service in every capacity from general handiwork to skilled carpentry. He was well known for being available day and night to help his church and its members, materially, emotionally, and spiritually.
Bill was a long-time member of Alcoholics Anonymous and was unfailing in his support of others in recovery.
He was an avid golfer and played regularly at Pittsfield Country Club, including in the yearly charity golf game for the Civitan Foundation. Bill's other hobbies were restoring antiques, refinishing and caning furniture, and gold leafing antique frames and other objects. He was also a highly skilled amateur magician.
Bill's longtime friend and former Pastor, the Reverend Peter Boehringer will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 200 Greenwood Street, Worcester.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Zion Lutheran Church, First Street, Pittsfield, MA, 01201, or the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Road, Pittsfield, MA, 01201.