William was born on February 22,1922 in Lviv, Ukraine. He immigrated to the United States with his wife and baby daughter in 1950. A tailor by trade, he established his own tailor shop where he served his community for over 50 years! William has 3 daughters,12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren who love him very much! He was a chess champion in Erie, PA and also a member of the Toastmaster's Club. Heis fluent in Ukranian, Russian, Polish, German and English and is still an avid reader.