It is with broken hearts that the family of William Irving Kissinger announce his passing on Saturday November 21, 2020.
Born to the late Irvin Henry and Laura Preston Kissinger on June 27, 1944, just before the end of the second world war, it is no wonder he was a natural born fighter. Native to Bel Air, MD he graduated from Bel Air High School as a star football player, a fierce big brother and a yet to be discovered math and accounting genius. He went on to University of South Carolina to play football on a scholarship until God showed him another path which led him to an accounting degree from the University of Baltimore and meeting the love of his life, Debbie.
Being the determined man that he had already proven to be, he took his first accounting position with Stegman & Associates in 1966 where he rapidly rose through the ranks to become the youngest partner in firm history. But life as a partner at an accounting firm was not enough to contain the likes of Bill Kissinger and so he founded Kissinger Financial services in 1985 where he worked until his passing.
Thirty-five years residing in Monkton, MD saw him grow to become an active member of the community who was a long time and faithful member of St. James Episcopal Church. His involvement with the church and his faith did not end with St. James, he was also served on the Planning and Giving Committee of the All Saints Legacy Society for the Episcopal Church of Maryland.
He was a 50-year Mason and hugely generous man who donated both his time and money to Paul’s Place in Baltimore City as well as supporting an annual scholarship fund for a Bel Air High School graduate for many years. He regularly donated blood and always had spare change for those in need.
His smile was infectious, especially on the dance floor where he regularly won dance contests at charity and social events. As an avid traveler who loved golf, he was fortunate enough to have played golf in more than 15 countries, on 4 continents and in every type of weather, always preferring to carry his own bag. He was a voracious reader and consumer of history, enjoying everything from Westerns in his younger years to biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs in his later years. As much as he loved golfing, traveling, reading, and learning he loved nothing more than to spend time with his family.
He will be lovingly and forever remembered by his adoring wife, Debbie, children Maggi (Jason) and Ned (Margo) and six grandchildren Hannah, Hollie, Madelyn, Henry, Zoey, and Kieran.
A private family service will be help at Saint James Episcopal Church with an option to attend remotely for those unable to travel. There will also be a memorial service held at 1629 Glencoe Rd. Sparks, MD on Sunday December 6, 2020 from 11 AM – 2 PM where people will be asked to remain in their vehicles but be able to visit with the family from a safe social distance. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in the name of Bill Kissinger to St. James Episcopal Church, 3100 Monkton Rd. Monkton, MD 21111.
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