William Robert Gostlin, 82 years old, passed away January 13, 2024. William, “Bill,” was born to Lucille and Charles Gostlin on August 10, 1941. Bill was an enormously proud, loving man who affected many people’s lives. Bill was married to his wife Sharon in 1978. They combined their families of children at that time and raised and took care of five children. Bill had a daughter, Sharon Gostlin. His wife Sharon brought four children to the marriage, Edward Denholm, Martin Denholm, John Denholm, and Katy Taylor. Bill had two brothers, Tom Gostlin and Jim Gostlin.
Bill was a Certified Professional Mechanical Engineer. He had multiple hobbies and things he loved to do in his life. He had a passion for classic cars. Bill raced cars at Dragway 42. His favorite car was a 1965 Chevrolet Impala that he cut the front grille to look like teeth and named it Jaws. Bill always had multiple projects going on in the several houses that Sharon and Bill lived in throughout their lives. He was an excellent craftsman and remodeled many aspects of all their homes all by himself. Bathrooms, floors, walls, kitchens, concrete work, roofing, carpeting, plumbing, electrical wiring, any home improvement project imaginable, Bill did it. Bill loved his cowboy hat and his expansive collection of T-shirts from every place Sharon and Bill ever visited.
Bill’s strongest traits were being a father and a husband. He loved his family daily and loved his wife until the day he died. Bill was proud of all his children and the successes of each one. Bill and Sharon have nine grandchildren. Camille Denholm, Emma Denholm, Lily Denholm, Christopher Denholm, Johnathan Denholm, Deki Samdrup, Jasmine Samdrup, Nolan Taylor, and Elan Taylor. He was enormously proud of all the grandchildren and loved to see them any chance he could.
Bill had a highly creative sense of humor and had the ability to crack jokes anytime and anywhere. Even into the last several months of his life when he had dementia. When Bill was Bill, he could make us chuckle even when we thought he no longer was aware of what was happening to him. When he was Bill, his jokes and humor were right on target. He was able to turn a gloomy situation into something memorable by making a hilarious joke.
William Robert Gostlin was cherished and loved by his wife, all their children, grandchildren, and anyone who was fortunate to meet him, spend time with him and realize what a wonderful, fantastic, amazing individual had just touched their life. Bill will be remembered fondly and with love by everyone that ever had the pleasure to cross his path.