Holy Family University Yearbook - 1990

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At the request of the graduating class of 1990, this yearbook is dedicated to Mr. William Kellagher, a Humanities Major who passed away in June 1989 at the age of 74. Otherwise known simply as "Bill",William J. Kellagher served as a guiding light to many and an inspiration to all. Essentially, however, Bill was our friend. It appeared that he valued people' friendship more than life itself, or perhaps Bill may have understood what Aristotle proclaimed more than two thousand years ago "Friendship is a kind of virtue or implies virtue. It is also indispensable to life ... Friends are helpful to us, when we are young', as guarding us from error, and when we are old, as taking care of us... and when we are in the prime of our life, as prompting us to noble actions, according to the adage, 'two come together'; for two people have a greater power both of intelligence and of action than either of the two by himself." Forever striving to make this world a better place, while realizing that love need be a main ingredient, William Kellagher was in the truest sense a humanitarian. His many endeavors and accomplishments did not go unnoticed and will not be forgotten, as a special part of Bill now rests in the hearts of all who called him "friend". Ultimately William Kellagher's life was a success, and although this description conjures different ideas in each of us, I believe success is best defined in the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, "That person is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent people, and the affection of children ... who appreciates beauty and finds the best in others ... who knows that even one life has breathed easier because he or she has lived. This is to have succeeded". On May 12, 1990, William Kellagher will have graduated with the remainder of the Senior Class of Holy Family College, and although Bill will not be present in body, his spirit will be felt by all who knew and loved him. Thank You, Bill.