William E. “Bill” Munson, 84, native of Minneapolis, MN, beloved husband and adored father, passed peacefully on Friday, April 28th, 2023 in the company of family.
Bill served in the US Air Force for eight years. Having achieved the rank of Captain, he joined PRC where he enjoyed working for 15 years. Thereafter Bill accepted employment with SAIC as a federal contractor serving in the Intelligence Community, where he utilized his master’s degree in international relations from USC. The principle among his contributions to national security was as part of the team who discovered Russian missiles in the Bay of Pigs, Cuba.
Preceeded in death by his parents, Ernest and Veronica, and by his brother, John, Bill survived by Judi, his wife and best friend of more than 60 years; three children, Lori (Mike), Brian (Christy), and Paul (Georgia); two grandchildren Heather (JD) and Matt (Alex); and one great-grandson (Julian), and numerous other relatives and tremendous life-long friends.
Bill’s Catholic faith sustained him, surpassed only by his love of family. He was often heard saying, unequivocally, “Family is everything.” Bill also was an avid bridge player, builder of model ships, and a world traveler who proudly visited every continent except Antarctica at least once. He relished collegiate and professional football, television, reading mystery, action, and spy novels, tracking weather patterns, loading the dishwasher just so, computer programming, being a father, husband, and friend, shopping on Amazon, and reading the newspaper with keen interest. He also was the undisputed king of the discount.
A Catholic Mass and intervention in the Columbarium will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lights of Love, The Ladies Board Inova Loudoun Hospital (PO Box 6115, Leesburg, VA 20178) or to the American Cancer Society (focus on brain cancer research).
A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held from 1:30-4:00 PM on Saturday, May 6th, 2023. Please contact the family for details.