Eulogy By Chris Elliott

May 17, 2016

It was with great sadness that we learned this morning that Bill Choisser passed away.

I have been friends with Bill and his husband Larry Kenney since the late 1980's.  We got together fairly regularly for many years, including sharing some special holidays together such as Thanksgiving.

Bill was one of the smartest people I've ever met, and 'the other half' of a terrific couple.  Larry and Bill met in Chicago and moved to San Francisco in the 1970's.  Larry was an engineer at KGO radio and KGO television, and Bill was an engineer.  Their devotion and encouragement of each other's interests is the embodiment of what a supportive spouse is all about. They each had diverse passions yet they encouraged and supported each other 100%.  As a couple, they were an inspiration to me and many other gay men.  They were husbands, friends, and life partners.  Bill was an avid hiker and walker, but had some health scares beginning in 2006.  After enduring many health challenges this year, on Sunday, while in the hospital, he told Larry "I want you to know that I want to survive the best I can, but on my own without medical support."

Bill died peacefully in his sleep early this morning.

Larry's devotion to Bill through years of health challenges was, and is, an inspiration to me and many others.  Moises Dorado Valle and I are so grateful that Bill and Larry attended our wedding in August.  Though grieving the passing of a truly brilliant friend, and with a heavy heart for my dear friend Larry Kenney, I am grateful for so many years of great memories, and am comforted in knowing that true love endures.

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